India hopes Pak would grant MFN after polls

India on Thursday expressed hope that Pakistan will honour the proposal of granting it the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status after the general election in the neighbouring country is over.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:March 15, 2013 1:20 am

India on Thursday expressed hope that Pakistan will honour the proposal of granting it the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status after the general election in the neighbouring country is over.

Pakistan had committed to granting the MFN status by December 31,2012,a deadline which has been missed even though the country moved from a positive list to a negative list for trade in March,2012. Pakistan is expected to hold elections in May this year.

“Hopefully by June-July,a new government will assume office in Pakistan and I am sure that the first priority of the new government would be perhaps giving the status,” commerce secretary SR Rao said at an ICRIER function.

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