Pakistan gives a diplomatic blow to India’s dirty game plan against Islamabad in FATF

Pakistan gives a diplomatic blow to India’s dirty game plan against Islamabad in FATF

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan gives a diplomatic blow to India’s nefarious game plan against Pakistan in FATF .

Pakistani delegation seek clear support of three leading countries along with the other organisations to block the Indian bid to blacklist Pakistan.

The Pakistani delegation currently visiting Paris met with the representatives of different member countries and organizations of 39-member Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to secure support against an Indian bid to get Pakistan in the FATF blacklist.

The Pakistani authorities are confident that everything is under control, as China, Malaysia and Turkey have assured 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 supported Pakistan. Top official sources told this reporter that the FATF’s ongoing meeting would continue till October 18 [at Paris] during which a final decision would be made.

Ahead of the FATF’s review meeting, the findings of Joint Working Group (JWG) were shared with the Pakistani authorities, showing Islamabad to be largely compliant on 10 points, partially compliant on another 10 points, and non-compliant on seven, mainly related to proscribed organisations on account of investigation, prosecutions and conviction from court of law.

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

All stakeholders were unanimous and on the same page that Pakistan worked hard to comply with all 27 points within the envisaged deadline and made good progress. Authorities are confident that the FATF will not give a new action plan.