Pakistan Exporting Pink Salt To India At Rs 7.04 Per Kg: Azam Swati
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Azam Khan Swati Tuesday told Senate that Pakistan had been exporting pink salt to India at an average price of Rs 7.04 per kilogramme
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Jan, 2020 ) :Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Azam Khan Swati Tuesday told Senate that Pakistan had been exporting pink salt to India at an average price of Rs 7.04 per kilogramme.
Since India exported low quality industrial salt, mainly used in soda ash, the value of exported salt was US$ 226 million with average unit price of US$ 18 per ton or Pakistan rupees Rs 2.7 per kilogramme.
The minister said there were false reports in media, especially social media, claiming that Pakistan was exporting salt to India under an agreement at a price of 25 paisa per kg, which was re-exported by India at more than Rs 3000 per kg.
Since India had imposed 200 percent duty on import from Pakistan in the wake of Pulwama incident, there were demands for Pakistan to stop export of rock salt to India and inflict heavy damage to Indian exports of salt, he added.
He said Pakistan should export value added products like soda ash instead of rock salt, clinker instead of gypsum, garments instead of yarn and fabrics. However, it was an open economy and it was job of the private sector to capitalize on the market opportunities, he added.