LAHORE Government and the Opposition were in league over the issue of trade with India, whereas the people of Kashmir would not let anyone to put the issue of Kashmir at backburner, remarked Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan, chief of Muslim Conference. Attique, who is also former Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), expressed these views while addressing a sitting jointly organised by TheNation and Nawa-i-Waqt on Saturday. Commenting over the MFN status to India in detail, he observed that it seems, New Delhi had succeeded in achieving its target of turning Pakistan into a 'subservient state as well as making it a 'charity trade market to cripple the Muslim state. He remarked that awarding MFN status to India had been done in haste, as no decision should be made on the matter until and unless the issue was debated in the Upper and Lower Houses and provincial assemblies, besides the consultation of the industrialists and trader community. Muslim Conference chief proposed that fostering trade and cultural ties with India should be on Pakistans lowest priority. Ex-PM AJK observed that trade with India was more deadly than transit trade, as New Delhi would demand Indian security forces deployments along with its goods carriers in the future. He added that India could also demand setting up its military and police checkposts along the trade route passing through Pakistan under the garb to protect and check it goods carriers. Attique said that solution of Kashmir issue, stopping India from human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir and cutting the number of Indian forces in the Held Valley should be one of the top agenda items for Pak-India relations instead of promotion of trade and MFN status. He added that protection of water rights of Pakistan, implementation of Indus-Basin Treaty and matters like Siachen, Sir Creek, Wullar Barrage and Kishin Ganga Dam need to be settled before fostering ties with India in other areas including trade. Attique further said, The interests of Kashmir and Pakistan were the same, as Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had declared Kashmir as jugular vein of Pakistan, thus clearing the fact that Pakistans security and existence depends upon the Kashmir. He said, The state interference on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) was proving poisonous for the Kashmir issue. Muslim Conference chief also met with Editor-in-Chief, TheNation and Nawa-i-Waqt, Majid Nizami.