After the meeting of the cabinet of committee on security while briefing the media , Union Minister Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced that India is withdrawing the Most Favoured Nation status given to Pakistan .
He informed the media after Offering his condolences to the families of the CRPF jawans. Jaitley said ahead of the meeting a two-minutes silence was observed as a mark of respect for the CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the terror attack at Awantipora near Srinagar. Jaitley said a detailed assessment of the incident has been taken.
He said India withdraws the Most Favoured Nation status given to Pakistan. The foreign ministry will be take every possible step to diplomatically isolate Pakistan.
Jaitley said the MEA will engage with the international community to redefine the meaning of terrrorism . Jaitley took charge of the finance ministry all over again when he came to attend the CCS meeting .
In Jaitley’s absence, his portfolios of finance and corporate affairs were temporarily assigned to railway minister Piyush Goyal in addition to his existing portfolios.
Jaitley further informed that the security forces will take all possible steps to ensure security is maintained and to ensure that those who have perpetrated and supported this act of terrorism will pay a heavy price for the attack.
And Home Minister Rajanth Singh will be going to Srinagar and on his return tomorrow will hold an all-party meeting.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India will give a befitting reply to the attack in his tweets
A grateful nation bows to the martyrs of Pulwama.
A befitting reply will be given to the perpetrators of the heinous attack and their patrons.
No force will succeed in disturbing peace, progress and stability of India. pic.twitter.com/hFq0pUByVJ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 15, 2019
Attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama is despicable. I strongly condemn this dastardly attack. The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs. May the injured recover quickly.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 14, 2019