India left frustrated after diplomatic defeat at hands of Pakistan at top international forum

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India left frustrated after diplomatic defeat at hands of Pakistan at top international forum

LONDON - India embarrassed after failed attempt to launch 'withdraw GSP Plus status to Pakistan' campaign.

An Indian sponsored campaign of withdrawing GSP to Pakistan was raised by the Member of European Parliament (MEPs) during a meeting of the European Parliament Sub-Committee on Human Rights (DROI) on September 9 in Brussels.

"One MEP even asked the logic of continuing the GSP plus status to Pakistan and questioned the moral obligation on this privilege when the European Parliament in the recent past held three resolutions passed on the human rights situation in Pakistan," the EICC said.

However Indian sponsored attempt failed to produce any effect.

"In the past, the EU has suspended trade privileges with countries involved in human rights violations, such as Sri Lanka (now restored). In addition, the EU has restricted imports of products whose production is related to human rights in the case of conflict," the letter read.

The EICC said that no country which is engaged in perpetual violence against religious minorities and the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities has no right to receive any special trade privilege from the EU.

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