May 21, 2019

Sri Lanka - Pakistan trade stalled! Featured

Pakistan media reported that trade between Sri Lanka and Pakistan has been temporarily stopped.

Pakistan-Sri Lanka Business Forum Chairman Aslam Pakhali said that rice and textile imports have stopped and that Pakistani potato exports is also reducing.

“It is the Muslim community in Sri Lanka that imports Pakistani products and sells them there. They are partners of Pakistani exporters,” said Pakhali, adding that the properties of Muslims were damaged during the recent wave of violence over there.

He noted that he had discussed the matter with the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Pakistan as well.

Meanwhile, he said that payments to the Pakistani exporters amounting of $30 million has been withheld.