Foreign Office Spokesman Moazzam Ali Khan.—File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is committed to its stance of granting the ‘Most Favoured Nation’ (MFN) status to India, a spokesman for the foreign office said on Thursday.

During a weekly briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ali Khan said that Pakistan hopes for better trade relations with India and will continue its efforts for normalisation of trade relations with the neighbouring country.

Khan said that Pakistan wishes to resolve all issues with India through dialogue, and urged that both countries should opt for bilateral talks to remove any reservations.

Speaking about statements by Indian government officials regarding Hindu terrorist organisations, the spokesman hoped that firm steps would be taken in light of the statements.

Moreover, Khan expressed the hope that India would soon complete its investigation of the Samjhauta Express tragedy, and that it would bring to book the perpetrators of the crime.

The spokesman also reiterated Pakistan’s stance on US drone strikes on its territory, calling them unlawful and a breach of the country's sovereignty.

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