A group of Italian Senators have urged their Minister the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Economic Development not to support Pakistan’s attempts to renew its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) plus status given to Pakistan in the European Union. European Union (EU) granted GSP Plus status to Pakistan in 2013, which made Pakistani products duty-free in the European market. The Italian textile industry has been hit hard due to the GSP Plus status give to Pakistan and also Pakistan an does not respect the protection of women, the European Organisation for Pakistan Minorities (EOPN), stated Senators as saying in a statement. The leaders have also labeled Pakistan as the cradle of international terrorism.