Yaar to be honest yes...Many Indian products did come cheaper. But that cheap import damaged local industries massively.
With this new situation when Indian imports have stopped, the local industries will have time to flourish.
Win win situation.
This is rubbish propaganda. Let me give you simple example. Cotton is 20% of the total Indian imports to Pakistan.
1. Value of total cotton imports to Pakistan - 975 MN USD
2. Value of total imports to Pakistan from India - 1.7 BN USD
3. Value of 20% of imports to Pakistan from India (cotton) - 340 MN USD
This means from a value perspective 33% of your raw material imported cotton for your textiles business is coming from India.
What we import is raw material. Now this goes into your exports. 34% of your overall exports is textile, clothing and cotton industry.
Now work the numbers and understand what happens when you impose duties on Indian products, specifically cotton. The only chaps, who are happy will be the Bangladeshis. Best of luck being price competitive vis a vis them.