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PM Imran to chair a policy meeting on status of GPS Plus

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ISLAMABAD, May 3 ): Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair a policy meeting on Tuesday (tomorrow) to discuss the situation arising out of the resolution passed by the European Parliament (EP) calling for a review of the GSP+ status granted to Pakistan over the alleged abuse of blasphemy law. 

Sources said that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Commerce Minister Abdul Razzaq Dawood, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid, Religious Affairs Minister Noorul Haq Qadri and other senior officials will attend the meeting.

Sources revealed that some important decisions are expected to be taken at the meeting.

The European Parliament had passed a resolution on April 30 (Friday), in which it had called for a review of the GSP+ status granted to Pakistan in view of an “alarming” increase in the use of blasphemy accusations in the country as well as rising number of online and offline attacks on journalists and members of civil society organisations.

The resolution also called on the Pakistani government to “condemn” the incitement to violence and “discrimination” against religious minorities.

He also expressed “deep concern” over the current anti-French sentiment in Pakistan.

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