Pulwama attack: India will isolate Pakistan, says Jaitley

New Delhi: In response to the Pulwama terror attack, which killed 37 CRPF personnel, India today withdrew the ‘Most-Favoured Nation’ status to Pakistan.

The ‘Most Favoured Nation’ is a treatment accorded to a trade partner to ensure non-discriminatory trade between two countries vis-a-vis other trade partners.

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting was held today to discuss the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and it was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaking to reporters said those behind the attack would be brought to book and will have to pay a heavy price.

It has been reported that Ministry of External Affairs will make efforts to isolate Pakistan. Also Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Srinagar today and would convene an all-party meeting which will most likely be held tomorrow.

In what could be termed one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with over 100 kg of explosives into a bus carrying Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Pulwama district yesterday.

NT Bureau