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Credit of GSP Plus status goes to PPP govt: Gilani

Credit of GSP Plus status goes to PPP govt: Gilani

MULTAN: The current government has no right to get credit of GSP Plus status for Pakistan as PPP government had endeavoured to attain this status for five years, said former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

He said that Asif Ali Zardari had raised the slogan of trade not aid and he used his good offices to convince the European Union to grant the status of Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) Plus status.

Gilani said that we never yielded to the pressure of IMF or World Bank and refused to increase the general sales tax to 17 percent, increasing power tariff, gas prices by 100 percent and we maintained the foreign exchange reserved to $16 billion. Gilani said, “We have set a record of $24 billion exports”.