OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Unified Media Club organised a seminar on Why to give MFN status to India here at the Punjab Universitys Undergraduate Block on Monday. Lt Gen (r) Muhammad Javed, Auto & Spare Parts Manufacturer Association Chairman Syed Nabil Hashmi, Punjab University Dean of Social & Behavioural Sciences Prof Dr Muhammad Hafeez, Agri Forum Pakistan Chairman Ibrahim Mughal, Dr Muhammad Asim and Muhammad Hassan President Unified Media Club addressed the seminar. The speakers unanimously passed a resolution against the MFN status to India. They were surprised that why the government had granted MFN status to India without the affirmation of the Parliament. The speakers said giving MFN status to India was a conspiracy of US plan to destroy Pakistans economy. They said India had not been opened its boundaries for Pakistani goods since last 15 years even the declaration of MFN status for Pakistan. Therefore, giving MFN status to India was a hasty decision by the government due to the external pressure. Pakistani people, Parliament and all the stakeholders must be taken into confidence in this regard, they stressed. Addressing the seminar, Lt Gen. (r) Muhammad Javed said it was unfortunate that government policies did not match the public interest and thats why disappointment was increasing among the masses. People and media should join hands to bring positive change by creating awareness, he added. Syed Nabil Hashmi said unfortunately, Pakistans bureaucracy had been taking important decisions on economy in a hurry. He said that Federal Secretary Zafar Mahmood had been consoling the Pakistani businessmen that he would put many departments on Negative List but they brief the newsmen during his visit to India that the negative list would be for one year only. He said the government had been focusing to promote import neglecting the industry of collecting revenue and employment. He said under the same policy, old tyres were imported in the past which caused the spread of dengue virus in the country. Dr Muhammad Hafeez said there was a policy of confusion in the country and there was a work to destroy the country socially, politically, culturally and administratively. Ibrahim Mughal said Gen (r) Musharraf had observed the hideouts of Bugti in Balochistan but he had not focused on the Baglihar Dam of India. India had decided to use water as a weapon against Pakistan, he said.