Wednesday , May 27 2020

India seems to have failed in bid to get Pakistan blacklisted by FATF

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani delegation now visiting Paris met with the councils of different member countries and administrations of 39-member Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to protect support against an Indian tender to get Pakistan in the FATF’s blacklist.

The Pakistani establishments are assured that everything is under control, like China, Malaysia and Turkey have certain them of all-out support in case India or any other country presents a resolution for getting Pakistan on the blacklist.

So far, even the GCC countries and Saudi Arabia have sustained Pakistan. Top official bases told this journalist that the Financial Action Task Force’s ongoing meeting would continue till October 18 [at Paris] during which a final result would be made.

Related: FATF satisfied over Pakistan’s progress towards action plan

In the future of the FATF’s review meeting, the results of Joint Working Group (JWG) were shared with the Pakistani establishments, showing Islamabad to be mainly compliant on 10 points, somewhat compliant on another 10 points, and non-compliant on seven, mainly related to prohibited administrations on account of inquiry, trials and opinion from court of law.

The five-member Pakistani delegation controlled by Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar contributed in the review meeting along with top military officials, including DG Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU) and a Foreign Office representative.

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