New Delhi, Nov.9 (ANI): Ahead of the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani in Maldives, government sources said that justice for 26-11 attack is not a lost cause and Prime Minister Singh will take up all issues, including terrorism when he meets Gilani on the margins of SAARC on Thusrday.
The sources indicated all issues will be discussed between the two leaders , however a detailed discussion on 26 11 attacks and Pakistan's action on the evidence given by India will take place at the home secretary level.
New Delhi acknowledges the progress made on the trade and economic front and believes that talks are on track.
According to government sources, India is highly optimistic that Pakistan will soon confer most favored nation status to India.
New Delhi believes that once the MFN is in place, bilateral trade between the two countries which stands 2.7 billion dollars could reach 6 billion dollars.
Commenting on MFN, authoritative sources said it is an idea whose time has come, especially in the wake of Pakistan's tottering economy and the distress in the global economy. It is in Pakistan's interest to confer MFN status on India, the sources added.
Informed government sources said that Pakistan's business community is pitching for granting MFN status to India, although there are sections which are opposed to this move.
Granting of MFN status on India may also be a key issue of discussion between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan during Thursday's bilateral talks. (ANI)