NEW DELHI: India has not yet received a written official confirmation from Pakistan in regard to the granting the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status. A day after reports started to surface that Pakistan allotted the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India, confusion persists since Pakistan has not given any clear official statement on this matter.
Reports suggest that Pakistan is likely to share the details when their government delegation visits India for bilateral talks during the third week of this month. It was the Pakistan's Cabinet decision to grant MFN status to India.
The Indian Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister, Mr Anand Sharma, had spoken to Pakistan Commerce Minister, Mr Makhdoom Fahim, during which it has been confirmed about Pakistan's decision to grant MFN status to India.
India's Commerce Ministry has stated that usually it takes few days after the Cabinet meeting, for the minutes to be inked by the Cabinet Secretary and reach the Government. Hence, it will be taking few more days for the Cabinet decision to be officially notified.
Mr Sharma, said, “We deeply appreciate this positive gesture that Pakistan has taken which underscores with clarity the wish which both the Governments have. Economic engagements, removing the trade barriers and also facilitating land transportation would help the region. It will generate jobs and bring prosperity and stability.”