Facing heat from FATF, 26/11 planner Sajid Mir who was a myth becomes a reality in Pakistan

New Delhi, Jun 25: Pakistan denied his existence at first and when the pressure increased, they said he was not a handler but a Mullah. The man is Sajid Mir who Pakistan claims to have arrested.

Mir was David Headley’s handler who carried out the reconnaissance of Mumbai prior to the attacks of 26/11. An ISI asset, Mir carries an FBI bounty of $5 million on his head. In arresting Mir, Pakistan has once again displayed that it is all so predictable and the action comes at a time when the cash strapped nation is trying to wriggle out of the Grey List of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Pakistan has denied the very existence of Mir to such an extent that one had wondered whether the man was a myth.

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Why a dishonest Pakistan remains in the Grey List for terror financing

New Delhi, Mar 05: Pakistan has once again been retained in the Grey List by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The country was told that it needed to do more in probing and prosecuting senior leaders and commanders of the UN designated terrorist groups for terror financing.

Pakistan has repeatedly failed to act against its proxies such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad. Pakistan also has failed to act against the many members of this outfit and has only made symbolic arrests of the chiefs of these groups when the heat is raised on it.

Several terrorists of both the above mentioned groups involved in attacks such as the one in Mumbai and Pulwama are walking around scot free. Operatives such as Sajid Mir who have played a crucial role in the Mumbai 26/11 attacks do not exist under Pakistan’s radar. Islamabad in fact till date denies the existence of this person.

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Failure to demonstrate action: Why Pakistan remains in the FATF Grey List

New Delhi, Oct 22: Pakistan has failed to demonstrate that it has taken action against the UN-designated terrorists as a result of which it will continue to remain in the Grey List of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

The FATF noted that Pakistan needs to further demonstrate that action is being taken against the likes of Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed and Jaish-e-Mohammad boss, Masood Azhar.

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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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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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