Tribune Information Service
New Delhi, October 6
The worldwide Monetary Motion Process Pressure (FATF) will nearly meet later this month to deliberate on Pakistan’s compliance with worldwide cash laundering and anti-terrorist financing norms.
Sources right here stated as the last word Indian goal of getting Pakistan into the FATF blacklist is probably not attainable within the present world circumstances. A extra reasonable goal is make sure that Pakistan stays underneath the lens by being saved underneath the gray record.
A beneficiary of successive grace durations, Pakistan at its final evaluation had missed 13 of the 27 motion factors recommended by the FATF. Islamabad has claimed that it has fulfilled the remaining motion factors and submitted studies to this impact each to FATF and its regional chapter.
India has been straining to get Pakistan slotted within the “black record” of “excessive threat jurisdictions” which not solely imputes world blackballing of a nation however grave difficulties for the nation involved to entry funding from worldwide banks.
India has stated regardless of the paperwork accomplished at FATF by Pakistan, the actual fact stays that it gives energetic help and sanctuary to internationally listed terror teams reminiscent of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). It has additionally identified that Pakistan issued notifications itemizing practically 100 terrorists and entities who had been indicted by the us however the actuality was that it was additionally sheltering a lot of them.
Pakistan’s all-weather pal China is anticipated to offer Islamabad help though it not holds the chair of FATF. The US, which has weighed in opposition to Pakistan at a number of FAT plenary conferences, could not push the envelope due to the fragile stage of the Afghanistan peace talks. Pakistan must get the nod of at the very least one-third of FATF members to extricate itself from the gray record.