Scarcely had India agreed to withdraw the appeal it had filed before the World Trade Organisation, against the European Unions decision to give Pakistani imports preferential treatment because of the record monsoon floods it had suffered in 2010, that Bangladesh filed a similar appeal. It must not be forgotten that the Indian appeal had been filed virtually as soon as the concession was made, and was withdrawn as a gesture meant to make less unpalatable Pakistans grant of Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India. However, the MFN status grant has run into serious trouble in Pakistan, where it is seen as a step whereby Pakistans industry would not only be destroyed, but serving Indian interests while damaging Pakistans. Even though the cabinet had approved the grant of MFN status, it had not yet been actually given, so the Bangladeshi appeal has been filed to the WTO by the traditionally pro-Indian Hasina Wajid government. This step would not only provide evidence of the pro-Indian, anti-Pakistan nature of the present Bangladeshi government, but it also shows how India had kept this card up its sleeve, and how it intends to force Pakistan to give it MFN status. It is now apparent that the Indian appeal was not given up just because MFN status, without moving even a finger on the Kashmir dispute, was on offer from Pakistan, but because India also knew that there were other appeals it could lodge, if needed. The EU decision was not made solely because of the floods, but also because of Pakistan's role in the war on terror. Pakistan had asked to receive preferential treatment on this count, but the EU seemed to make the trade concessions for the floods, and in the shape of a one-year relaxation rather than the permanent relaxation requested. Because of the temporary nature of the measure, the Bangladeshi appeal does not have a good chance of being accepted. Bangladesh itself is also already subject to concessional duties from the EU. Pakistan needs to handle the situation very wisely, because while it must take its own national interests with all due seriousness it should also not antagonise Bangladesh needlessly, especially in a situation where India had forced the action upon it. More importantly, those who look favourably upon India should note how deep its hatred of Pakistan runs, and remember that after Bangladesh, India has other countries which have not filed appeals, even though they were mentioned at the time of the EU decision as being likely to file an appeal.