If Qatar doesn’t do better on terror funding, it risks joining Pakistan in the Grey List

There have several instances both in the past as well as present whn Qatar has been accused of terror funding

New Delhi, Jun 07: Qatar has several times in the past faced severe scrutiny over its alleged financial ties to terrorism. The family of slain American journalist Steven Sotloff alleged in a lawsuit filed in May that prominent Qatari institutions wired $800,000 to an Islamic State Judge who ordered the murders of Sotloff and another American journalist James Foley. It may be recalled that the two were beheaded in Syria in 2014. The killing was filmed and published in propaganda videos.

The role of alleged terror funding by Qatar is not limited to the West alone. There are plenty of instances where individuals from Qatar and fuelled terror factories in India as well.

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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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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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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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Pak to remain on grey list until June 2020

fatf1New 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.

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FATF plenary: Pakistan likely to remain in grey list

FATFNew 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.

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Repeated flops on international forums have made Pakistan extremely desperate

Imran-KhanMeasures taken by government to combat terrorism has result in Pakistan showing signs of desperation. Pak’s failure has made India exercise more caution and be up to the challenge

The terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir last week by members of the Jaish-e-Mohammad was a clear indicator that Pakistan is upping the ante.

After failing repeatedly on several international platforms to rake up the Jammu and Kashmir issue, Pakistan has started showing signs of desperation. Further, there are also indications that Pakistan, despite using its influence, has not succeeded in convincing various countries as a result of which it would remain on the Grey List.

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Even if Pakistan remains in grey list, it would lose 10 billion USD annually

imrankhan11New 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.

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