That certain stakeholders in the country should have "some reservations" about giving Most Favoured Nation-status to India will come up for discussion at an upcoming meeting between the two South Asian neighbours, Pakistan foreign secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said on Thursday.
Without giving details, Jilani told reporters during an informal interaction outside parliament that certain stakeholders have "some reservations' on giving MFN-status to India. "However, the government is committed to implement its decision to establish normal trade ties with India," Jilani said.
The reservations expressed by some stakeholders will be discussed at an upcoming meeting between officials of the commerce ministries of the two sides, jilani added without specifying any date.
While acknowledging that improving relations and trade between the two countries was crucial, Jilani said, the cabinet had already decided to give MFN-status to India.
Terming the ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC) as unfortunate, Jilani said the director general military operations DGMOs of the two countries had already discussed the matter.
In response to another question, Jilani said the Kashmir issue has not been sidelined. This, even as he claimed that the two important issues before the Pakistan-chaired UN Security Council were terrorism and peace-building.