New Delhi, Feb 21: Pakistan will stay in the grey list until June 2020. If it fails to act on terror funding and money laundering, it will be downgraded to the black list. This was decided at the plenary of the FATF, which concluded on Thursday at Paris.
Pakistan was told that it could end up in the black list if it failed to complete its 27 point action, according to sources.
New Delhi, Feb 20: In a major development, China has joined India and the US to send a strong message to Pakistan to act on terror funding.
Saudi Arabia too has joined the above mentioned countries and has told Pakistan to complete its commitments on action against terror funding and money laundering given by the Financial Action Task Force.
Pakistan would state that it has not been able to proceed against Masood Azhar because they are not aware of his whereabouts. However, India would counter this lie with documents, dossiers, which also have the statements of Pakistan’s foreign minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
During the ongoing plenary of the Financial Action Task Force, Pakistan would cite the disappearance of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar.
Pakistan would tell the FATF that it has not been able to file an FIR against Azhar as they do not know his whereabouts. However, India is ready to call out this bluff and has prepared ample material to prove that Pakistan is lying.
New Delhi, Feb 17: India will call out Pakistan for its Masood Azhar is missing claim. Pakistan has claimed the disappearance of the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief several times before the Financial Action Task Force. Pakistan has sought the help of several nations to get off the grey list.
It is expecting 12 nations to speak in its favour. On Azhar Pakistan said that it could not file an FIR since he could not be found.
New Delhi, Feb 16: Pakistan is likely to remain in the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force. Pakistan is still not fully compliant of the 13 of the 27 actions and hence would remain on the grey list.
Top diplomatic sources however confirmed to OneIndia that Pakistan would however not be downgraded to the black list as of now. The FATF would review Pakistan’s case starting today at the plenary in Paris. The plenary would be on until February 21.
The working group and plenary meetings of the Financial Action Task Force in Paris will assess the implementation of a 27 point action plan by Pakistan, which was placed in the Grey List. The plenary would be held between February 16 and 21.
New Delhi, Nov 02: The US has once again reiterated that Pakistan has failed to take action against terror groups such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.
In its annual country report on terrorism, it said that Pakistan’s efforts in relations to implementation of conditions laid down by the Financial Action Task Force, it failed to uniformly implemented UN suctions against the Lashkar, which continues to raise funds. This observation comes at a time, when India has consistently maintained that no concrete action has been taken against the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.
New Delhi Oct 14: Will Pakistan remain in the grey list or will it be downgraded to the blacklist? All indications are that Pakistan would stay on in the grey list with support from China and Malaysia.
Though it has been recommended by the Asia Pacific Group that Pakistan should be downgraded to the blacklist, the FATF is most likely to keep Pakistan in the grey list.
New Delhi, Oct 11: Ahead of the crucial FATF meet four persons closely associated with Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed were arrested in Pakistan.The four were identified as Zafar Iqbal, Hafiz Aziz, Muhammad Ashraf and Abdul Salam.
Pakistan, it may be recalled had booked several cases against the Lashkar-e-Tayiba’s financial wing, Jamaat-ud-Dawah. These actions look like Pakistan is making last ditch attempts to avoid being blacklisted by the FATF, which is meeting between October 12 to 15.
New Delhi, Oct 07: The Asia Pacific Group of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which decided to place Pakistan in the Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List as it failed to meet its standards said that the country has not taken enough action to implement sanctions against Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed.