Imran's shock, Pak will remain on FATF's gray list, must meet 6 criteria by February

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Pakistan to Remain on FATF: In June 2018, FATF put Pakistan on the gray list. At that time, Pakistan was ordered to implement the 27 points action plan to stop money laundering and terrorism financing by the end of 2019. However, due to the Coronavirus, the time limit was extended.

Pakistan has received a major setback from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The FATF said in a statement released on Friday evening that the Imran Khan government has failed to fulfill its 27-point agenda against terrorism. Pakistan has not taken any concrete action against the banned terrorists of the United Nations. The FATF said that within the timeframe, the Government of Pakistan has completed only 21 out of 27 action plans. The FATF asked Pakistan to complete all the action plans by February 2021.


FATF President Marcus Pleier said that Pakistan should ban and prosecute those involved in financing terrorism. Pakistan needs to make more efforts to stop financing terrorism. In June 2018, FATF put Pakistan on the gray list. At that time, Pakistan was ordered to implement the 27 points action plan to stop money laundering and terrorism financing by the end of 2019. However, due to the Coronavirus, the time limit was extended.


Pakistan could not fulfill these orders

The mandates Pakistan has failed include action against all UN-designated terrorists such as Jaish-e-Mohammed (JM) chief Azhar, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Seed, and the organization's operational commander Zahoor Rahman Lakhvi. is. "The FATF has emphasized the fact that under Schedule IV of its Anti-Terrorism Act, the names of more than 4,000 terrorists had suddenly disappeared from the original list of 7,600," an official said.

4 countries of the world are not satisfied with Pakistan's action

The four big countries of the world, America, Britain, France, and Germany, were also not satisfied with Islamabad's commitment to take strong action against the terrorist groups operating on their soil. This could also be the reason for Pakistan to remain on the gray list.

Pakistan continues to provide a safe environment to terrorist organizations: Ministry of External Affairs

India said on Thursday that Pakistan continues to provide a safe environment to terrorist organizations and terrorists declared by the UN like Masood Azhar and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. Foreign Ministry (MEA) spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said in a press conference that Pakistan has acted on only 21 of the 27 action points directed by the 'Financial Action Task Force' (FATF) to curb funding of terror.

The three-day online meeting of the FATF started on Wednesday in which it is reviewing the action taken by Pakistan against terrorist groups. When questioned on the possibility of FATF blacklisting Pakistan, Srivastava said that FATF has its procedure and rules for such action. Srivastava said, 'Pakistan has so far only worked on 21 of the total 27 points of the action plan suggested by the FATF. Work is yet to be done on six important points.

He said, 'Everyone knows that Pakistan continues to provide a safe environment to terrorist organizations. Pakistan has also not taken any action against Masood Azhar, Dawood Ibrahim, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, etc. declared by the UN Security Council as terrorists. In June 2018, FATF put Pakistan on the gray list. At that time, Pakistan was ordered to implement the 27 points action plan to stop money laundering and terrorism financing by the end of 2019. However, due to the Coronavirus, the time limit was extended.