In a question raised to the Italian Minister of the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Economic Development, a group of Senators have demanded to block support for Pakistan's attempts to renew its GSP plus status in the European Union.
"Due to the GSP Plus the Italian textile industry has been hit and Pakistan does not respect the protection of women," the European Organization for Pakistan Minorities (EOPN), stated Senators as saying in a statement.
The leaders have also labelled Pakistan as the cradle of international terrorism.
"The question raised mentioned that the GSP Plus status of Pakistan should not be renewed until they fulfil the basic human rights of all and stop all atrocities and persecution against Christians in the country," the statement added.
More than 80% of Pakistan's exports to the EU consist of textile and clothing. (ANI)