Pakistan will be granted extension in GSP plus status; says Governor Punjab

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Brussels: (Rasheed Ahmed)  Governor of Punjab visited the European Parliament upon the invitation of EU Pak Friendship
Federation Chairman, Mr Perveiz Losar. The main purpose of his visit was to facilitate the
expansion of GSP Plus for Pakistan The GSP Plus review be will be in next month. The Governor
met a large number of cross party MEPs from across Europe who are active members of the
(Intra) trade committee. He further met the chair of Human rights. Ms Maria Arena to discuss
the Kashmir issue. The Governor also met the Vice President Maraid McGuinness to discuss
further strengthening EU and Pakistan ties. The EU in 2013 granted GSP+ status to Pakistan with
406 votes, giving Pakistani products a duty free access to the European market till 2017. 406
members of the European Parliament had expressed their support for Pakistan. Governor spoke
to the Media on the hope that Pakistan would succeed in expanding the DSP plus.