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MFN status for India is not under immediate consideration: Dar

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by layman, Aug 12, 2013.

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  1. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar said Monday that the government was not currently considering granting most favored nation trading status for India, despite hope that PM Sharif would move quickly on the issue once in office.

    Pakistan announced in 2011 that it would grant India most favored nation trading status, something India did in 1996. But domestic pressure from businesses worried about competition prevented the previous government from following through.

    Now it appears that tension with India could be causing the current government to also put on the brakes.

    “Most favored nation status is not under immediate consideration,â€￾ Dar told a private news channel in an interview.

    The statement came when tensions have flared again in the heavily militarised Kashmir valley with the nuclear-armed neighbours both pointing the finger at each other.

    Earlier on Monday, Pakistan had summoned India's deputy ambassador to protest over the latest clashes in the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir that left one civilian dead.

    The Pakistani military accused India of “unprovoked firingâ€￾ across the de facto border in the early hours of Monday morning, the latest in a series of violent confrontations in Kashmir.

    The latest incident took place when “Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in the wee hours Mondayâ€￾ in three areas along the de facto border known as the Line of Control (LoC), a military official said.
     
  2. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    now we should think about withdrawing the MFN status from them and will grant that again when we both do.. if pakistan don't want to do business with us.. its fine.. just stop giving business to them too.
     
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    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    My answer is this is crap, all this MFN status and all. If you want to do business do business, else please leave. India is willing to maintain a status quo. And we know why Pak wants to escalate this issue is becoz they want a quick solution by escalating the issue and not also being as a agressor. That is never going to happen.

    Anyways this situation is going to get worse if Pak want to go for tit for tat rhetoric.
     
  4. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    I simple dont want wast Ink & blood over this topic...
     
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