India on Action Mode; Summons Pak High Commissioner

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The foreign secretary summoned the Pakistan representative of the Pakistan High Commission to the External Affairs ministry office on Friday for implementing suitable measures in the recent Pulwama attack.

Sohail Mahmood, the Pakistan’s representative met the Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale who took a strong initiative over the killing of 44 CRPF personnel.

India struck out Pakistan from the Most Favoured Nation (MNF) status on Friday. This development was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting presided by the PM Narendra Modi at the PM’s 7 Lok Kalyan Mark home in Delhi.

The FM said, “The most favoured nation status to Pakistan stands revoked. The ministry of commerce will issue necessary notification in this regard.”

Pakistan was granted MFN status in 1996 after the formation of World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The FM added, “The ministry of external affairs will initiate all possible steps… all possible diplomatic steps, which have to be taken to ensure complete isolation of Pakistan of which incontrovertible evidence is available of having a direct hand behind this gruesome attack.”

As per reports, the Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale advocated that Pakistan must take immediate and “verifiable” action against the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror outfit and stop any terrorist organisations to operate terrorism.

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