List of 30 goods that canít be imported notified
ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has notified a new list of 30 banned items, import of which will not be allowed into Pakistan.
According to the Import Policy Order 2005, the banned items include translation of the Holy Quran without Arabic text; goods (including their containers) bearing any words or inscription of a religious connotation, the use or disposal of which may injure the religious feelings of any sect, class or group of people in Pakistan Goods (including their containers) bearing any obscene pictures, writings, inscriptions or visible representations; anti-Islamic, obscene or subversive literature; any goods containing ingredients or parts which may be repugnant to the injunctions of Islam as laid down in the Holy Quran and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), such as pigs, hogs, boars and swines and their products and by-products; dyes containing benzidine, hazardous wastes as defined and classified in the Basel Convention; alcoholic beverages and spirits, including brewing and distilling dregs and waste, wine lees and argol; any edible product not fit for human consumption; factory rejects and goods of job lot/stock lot or substandard quality except those mentioned below; job lot and stock lot of items where the customs duty is zero percent; waste, seconds and cutting of; iron and steel (excluding stainless steel) sheets and plates in cut length or coils minimum width 50.8 cm (20 inch) and minimum length 121.9 cm (48 inch); tin sheets and plates of one side not less than 45.7 cm (18 inch); and stainless steel sheets, coils, plates and circles of AISI-200, AISI-300 and or AISI-400 series only; cotton waste (H.S.No. 5202.0000); granules made by the recycling of plastics waste; re-rollable scrap (the scrap having width not exceeding 1,000 mm with thickness 6 mm and above and a length not exceeding 2.5 meters, consisting of mill rejects and crop ends of ingots, billets, slabs, blooms and including cuttings of sheets and plates, pipes and bars whether in pieces or in rolled strips, cuttings of ships plates, used and pitted rails and girders, whereas in case of girders and pipes length shall be 1.5 meter; vetches (whole grain, split or any other form); coca leaves, poppy straw and cannabis herbs; cannabis resin and cannabis balsams, opium, concentrate of poppy straw, extracts and tinctures of cannabis, other (benzidine and its derivatives); paraphence-tole carbamide and 5-nitro-2 proxy-aniline in both tablet and powder or crystalline forms; allyl-isothio-cyanate; caffeine citrate; insulin preparations and syringes in 40 I.U. strength; fireworks, other (pyrotechnic articles); cinematograph film wholly or partly exposed or developed in any Pakistani or Indian language, with or without a sound track and depicting Pakistani or Indian way of living either silent or dubbed, or in which leading roles have been played by Pakistani or Indian actors or actresses; waste, parings and scrap of polyethylene and polypropylene plastics; retreated tyres for cars, used pneumatic tyres; fur skins and manufactures thereof, other than raw fur skins and tanned or dressed fur skins of sheep, lambs, rabbits, goats, kids thereof, calf and other animal fur not internationally prohibited; clothing (of asbestos); CFC gas based refrigerators, deep-freezers and other refrigerating cooling and chilling equipment; brewery machinery/machinery for alcoholic beverages; pressure horns and parts thereof; tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, motorized, whether or not fitted with weapons and parts of such vehicles, other than armoured security vans; military weapons, machine-guns, sub-machine-guns, automatic rifles of all calibers and other military fire-arms and projectiles (other than revolvers and pistols); revolvers and pistols of prohibited bores and of calibers higher than 0.46 inches bore; arms of prohibited bores (including semi-automatic rifles of 7.62 mm and rifles of 8 mm to 9 mm bores) and arms of calibers higher than 0.22 bore rifles; other (fire arms and similar devices which operate by firing of an explosive charge); other arms (for example, spring guns, air guns or gas guns, pistols and truncheons); parts and accessories of articles of heading No. 93.01 to 93.04, excluding parts and accessories of heading No. barrel blanks for recoilless rifles, guns and mortars; ammunition and parts of ammunition, except ammunition for weapons of non-prohibited bores and gambling equipment.