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‘Most Favoured’ status for India to be speeded up

world Updated: Jan 04, 2013 23:13 IST

Against the backdrop of a missed deadline for normalising trade relations with India, Pakistan on Friday said the federal cabinet had reiterated its resolve to grant Most Favoured Nation-status to the neighbouring nation.

The cabinet, during its meeting Thursday, discussed the issue of normalising trade ties and reiterated its earlier resolve of granting MFN-status to India, Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan said.

Khan was responding to a question at the weekly news briefing on when Pakistan would grant MFN-status to India. He did not give further details.

Panel wants to ban Indian soap operas

In a move apparently aimed at preventing the airing of soaps and serials from countries like India and Turkey, a Pakistani parliamentary panel has asked the government to ban all foreign content in any language during prime time on TV channels.

The Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting of the National Assembly or lower house of parliament made its recommendation during a meeting chaired by Pakistan People’s Party lawmaker Belum Hasnian.