Saeed to Lakhvi: Arrests in Pakistan more protective than preventive

New Delhi, Jan 05: Last year in October just before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) met, Pakistan decided to jail Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed.

This year it was no different and before the FATF plenary votes to decide whether Pakistan remains on the grey list or is moved to black list, Pakistan arrested the operational commander and one of the masterminds of the Mumbai 26/11 attack, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. 

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Lakhvi’s arrest only a showcase action to dodge the watchdog

New Delhi, Jan 03: Mumbai attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Tayiba operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was on Saturday arrested in Pakistan on terror financing charges, an official said.

The move by Pakistan comes ahead fo the meetings of the Financial Action Task Force in January. 

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In supporting every wrong by Pakistan, Turkey trying to emerge as a new radical Islamic axis

New Delhi, Oct 26: Turkey was Pakistan’s lone supporter at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary which had last week kept Islamabad in the grey list. Turkey had tried everything possible to ensure that Pakistan is let off.

It even suggested a special visit to Islamabad to make an onsite assessment of Pakistan’s implementation of measures to curb terror funding. It was seen more as an effort to plug holes in the legal framework to curb terror funding. 

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Pakistan-Turkey radical Islamic nexus at FATF

New Delhi, Oct 24: Turkey was the lone supporter of Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force ( FATF).

While Saudi Arabia and China also spoke for Pakistan to be removed from the grey list on technical grounds only Turkey was left to support Islamabad. This clearly shows the new found radical Islamic nexus between the two countries, officials told OneIndia.

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To remain in the grey list: When appointing a US based lobbying firm too did not help Pakistan

New Delhi, Oct 24: Pakistan will remain in the grey list as it failed to comply fully with a 27 point action plan handed to it with regard to curbing terror funding. The decision by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is a major setback for Islamabad as Pakistan’s Prime Minister had gone all out and made efforts to get the country of the grey list.

The watchdog noted that Pakistan has only addressed the technical compliance deficiencies. However it pulled up Islamabad for not doing enough on other parameters, while also asking it to do more.

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No action against terror, Pak has failed to act on 6 action items stipulated by FATF

New Delhi, Oct 23: Pakistan has failed to act on the six important action items stipulated by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), New Delhi said. India further accused Islamabad of aiding and abetting cross border terrorism, smuggling of arms and narcotic substances.

Delhi also said that Pakistan has been using drones and quadcopter to facilitate smuggling. 

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FATF meet begins today: Will Pakistan remain in the Grey List?

New Delhi, Oct 21: The three day virtual plenary meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will begin today to decide the next course of action against Pakistan, with regard to the steps taken to crack down on terror funding.

In 2018, Pakistan was put on the grey list or monitoring list for not doing enough on terror funding. 

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FATF’s Asia Pacific Group keeps Pakistan in the enhanced follow up list

New Delhi, Oct 12: The Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Asia Pacific Group has kept Pakistan in the enhanced follow up list.

The FATF says that Pakistan has not made any major progress to counter terror funding on its soil. The plenary and sub-group meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will be held between October 21 and 23. 

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Despite all out back-channel efforts, why Pak will remain in the grey list

New Delhi, Oct 12: The approach by the United States would be key at the plenary and sub-group meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to be held between October 21 and 23.

Pakistan would require the support of 12 members to get out of the grey list. In this context the approach by the US would be extremely crucial. However the chances of Pakistan being downgraded to the black list is remote owing to the fact that it has the support of China, Turkey and Malaysia. Pakistan needs the support of just three members to stay out of the black list.

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Modi sarkar’s relentless persistence got Pakistan to admit Dawood is in Karachi

dawoodibrahimNew Delhi, Aug 23: Pakistan did admit for the first time that Dawood Ibrahim is on their soil. His addresses which were put out by Pakistan is nothing new and was always known to the Indian agencies.

However what led to Pakistan admitting this for the first time is the pressure that India has put on the country especially with the Financial Action Task Force. Since the past couple of years, India has relentlessly pursued Pakistan’s terror funding and this yielded results for the first time.