Kashmir First, MFN Later: Pak To India
24 December 2005
Islamabad: Pakistan would not grant the Most Favoured Nation status to India till the resolution of the Kashmir issue, Foreign Minister Khurshid M Kasuri said. 'We have shown flexibility and now it is India's turn to show flexibility on the issue of Kashmir. We will not accept present status quo on the issue,' Kasuri said on Thursday. Though India has given the MFN status to Pakistan, Islamabad will not grant the same till the resolution of the Kashmir issue, he said. 'Despite having a status of MFN from India, the trade balance is still in India's favour,' Kasuri was quoted as saying by the local daily The News.