Congress backs Modi govt's plan to declare Pakistan 'terror state', withdrawal of MFN status

The Congress on Monday extended support to India's stand to corner Pakistan over the latter's continuous policy of sponsoring terrorism.

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2016, 20:10 PM IST
Congress backs Modi govt's plan to declare Pakistan 'terror state', withdrawal of MFN status

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday extended support to India's stand to corner Pakistan over the latter's continuous policy of sponsoring terrorism while demanding the Narendra Modi government to convene a special Parliament session to discuss country's security situation.

The grand old party also put forward a proposal to declare Pakistan a 'terror state' and sought the Indian government to withdraw the 'Most favoured Nation' (MFN) status accorded to them (Pakistan), a media report said. 

"Pakistan should be declared a terrorist state immediately, a special Parliament session should also be called," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said today. 

Congress' demand has come at a time when PM Narendra Modi chaired a meet today to review the Indus Waters Treaty signed between India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan's President General Ayub Khan in Karachi in 1960. 

In the wake of the Uri attack, there have been calls on revisiting the treaty by India to apply pressure on Pakistan. 

The treaty gives Pakistan access to three western rivers - Jhelum, Indus and Chenab whereas India holds control of three eastern rivers - Ravi, Beas and Sutluj.