PM Modi To Meet Top Officials, Review ‘Most Favoured Nation’ Status To Pak
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting of top officials on Thursday to decide whether to withdraw the ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status granted to Pakistan.
Taking a tough stand against Pakistan, Modi on Monday said ‘blood and water cannot flow together’ referring to the Indus Water Treaty between India and Pakistan.
Modi consulted top officials on revoking the treaty, but the government later decided not to do so, instead opting to “exploit to the maximum” the water of Pakistan-controlled rivers-Indus, Chenab and Jhelum-flowing from India.
Last week, 18 Indian army personnel were killed in an ambush by Pakistan-based terrorists in Kashmir’s Uri. Following this, a war of words has broken out between the two countries at the United Nations. India has labeled Pakistan a terror state, saying it ‘attracts aspirants from all parts of the world’.