Pakistan, in principle, decided to grant Most Favoured Nation status to India

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Ms Hina Rabbani Khar Wednesday told National Assembly that Pakistan has, in principle, decided to grant Most Favoured Nation MFN status to India.

Responding to a question during Question Hour, she said dialogue process with India has been initiated after two years. “Top most priority of the country is to ensure uninterrupted dialogue with India so that resolution of core Kashmir issue could be ensured”, she stated.

“There are number of achievements on relations with India. We achieved ground on trade with India. First time in history, Indian Foreign Minister attended reception of Pakistan Foreign Minister in New York.”

She said Pakistan wanted good relations with India by sticking to its principled stance on Jammu & Kashmir in accordance with will of Kashmiri people to be determined through a free and fair plebiscite under UN auspices.

During past three years, Jammu & Kashmir dispute has been discussed during all bilateral interactions between leadership of two countries as well as at Foreign Secretaries level. “I raised Jammu & Kashmir issue with my Indian counterpart at ministerial meeting in New Delhi in July 2011. Joint statement of ministerial meeting underscored need for continued discussion of Jammu & Kashmir in purposeful and forward-looking manner with a view to finding a peaceful solution by narrowing divergences and building convergences,” she said.

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