Pakistan rejects Indian propaganda on FATF grey list
ISLAMABAD,-Pakistan while rejecting the Indian propaganda about its 'extension in FATF's grey list', on Friday categorically said it remained committed to completing the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Action Plan.
"Pakistan firmly rejects the remarks by the spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and outrightly dismisses the fabricated news reports in Indian media falsely claiming another “extension” in Pakistan’s continuation on the Grey List due to “failure” to complete the Action Plan, in the recently concluded virtual FATF plenary session," the Foreign Office said here in a press release.
It said: "We also completely reject the MEA spokesperson’s terrorism-related allegations against Pakistan."
The FO mentioned that Pakistan was prepared to present its progress report to the FATF in its plenary meeting which was scheduled for June 2020. However, it said , due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the FATF decided on April 28 on a general pause for four months in the review process for a number of countries under ICRG (International Cooperation Review Group) assessment, including Pakistan.
The Foreign Office said in that backdrop, the reports in the Indian media insinuating that the FATF had extended Pakistan on the grey list, were "patently misleading and part of the incessant smear campaign by India against Pakistan".
"Pakistan has also been raising the issue of India’s dubious credentials as an impartial and objective assessor of Pakistan’s progress on the FATF Action Plan," it said.