FATF grey list: Pakistan not added to list yet
Paris (Web Desk): The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global money-laundering watchdog has not added Pakistan’s name at grey list yet, back on its terrorist financing watch lit, denied the Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson.
FO spokesperson said that Pakistan’s nomination for the list had been forwarded by United States and Britain in January but Pakistan had already taken drastic measures to alleviate the concerns raised by the US.
Pakistan was previously on this grey list between 2009 and 2015.
The FATF is currently a plenary session in Paris and an official statement on Pakistan’s inclusion on the terror-financial watch list is awaited. Noting this, a Pakistani minister tweeting, “We should not speculate till official statement is released.”
FATF spokesperson also made it clear that the decision had not yet been reached and a final decision will only be announced after the meeting reviewing the matter came to conclusion, which it hadn’t as yet.
Earlier Indian media started spreading false news that Pakistan had been placed on the Grey List , which was refuted by Pakistan Foreign Office and FATF spokesperson.
On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif tweeted that Pakistan had received a 3-month reprieve, adding that it was “grateful to friends who helped”.
Our efforts paid,FATF Paris 20Feb meeting conclusion on US led motion to put Pakistan on watch list
-No consensus for nominating Pakistan
-proposing 3months pause &asking APG for another report to b considered in June الحمداللہ
Grateful to friends who helped
— Khawaja M. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif) February 20, 2018
US had termed Asif’s claim as ‘premature’ since the decision was yet to be made.