Fazl says Pak could lose by granting MFN status to India if LoC tensions aggravate

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 06:01 hrs

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that granting Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India could be stuck in the doldrums, if unrest along the Line of Control (LoC) exacerbates.

Fazl, while speaking at a South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) meet, said the unrest along the LoC should be resolved through dialogue, reports The Express Tribune.

He said Pakistan wants better relations with all neighbouring countries, including India, and prefer dialogue to war.

Fazl said South Asia benefits from good relations between India and Pakistan.

Fazl, however, said that Pakistan might face problems if it signs a trade agreement with India, as it might blackmail Pakistan by building dams and stop the flow of river water to Pakistan.

Commenting on Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri's sit-in in Islamabad, Fazl said that such protests only create unrest. (ANI)

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