Pak to benefit most if India gets MFN status: Omar

Jammu: Batting strongly for the grant of Most Favoured Nation status to India by Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said Islamabad would benefit most if India gets the MFN status.

"I don't know whether Pakistan has given the Most Favoured Nation status to India or not," Omar told reporters here.

"I know for years, we have been working to get such a status. I was in the Commerce ministry as MoS at that time when talks were going on on the matter," he said.

The Chief Minister was replying to a question related to confusing signals from Islamabad over the grant of MFN status to India.

"If India gets MFN status, the most benefits will go to Pakistan in comparison to New Delhi. We are much bigger than them (Pak). We will be importing more than we will be exporting," the Chief Minister said.

"I do not see why Pakistan should have any objection in granting MFN status to India," he said.

Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated first Bharti Walmart "Best Price" store in Jammu.