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Serious Deficiency on Part of Pakistan in Checking Terror Financing: FATF

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Marcus Pleyer stated the deadline given to Pak has expired and requested it to deal with their issues ‘as rapidly as attainable’.

  • PTI New Delhi
  • Last Updated:February 25, 2021, 23:33 IST

Indicating established order of being on FATF’s ’gray record’, the worldwide physique in opposition to cash laundering and terror financing on Thursday stated Pakistan will proceed to stay on elevated monitoring record as there are ”critical deficiencies” in checking terror financing and the nation lacks an efficient system to cope with it. After its assembly, Marcus Pleyer, president of Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), stated the deadline given to Pakistan has already expired and requested Islamabad to deal with their issues ”as rapidly as attainable”.

”To date, Pakistan has made progress throughout all motion plan objects and has now largely addressed 24 of the 27 motion objects. As all motion plan deadlines have expired,” Pleyer stated in Paris on the finish of its plenary session. There is critical deficiency on the a part of Pakistan in checking terror financing and the nation is but to exhibit taking motion in opposition to the UN designated terrorists and their associates, he stated.

He stated Pakistan courts should give efficient, decisive and proportionate punishment to these concerned in terrorism, an announcement which comes shut on the heels of Pakistan Supreme Court acquittal of terrorist Omar Saeed Sheikh, the principle accused within the 2002 homicide of American journalist Daniel Pearl. He stated that Pakistan should full three unfulfilled duties and as soon as it’s accomplished, the FATF will confirm and take a call on its current standing within the subsequent plenary to be held in June.

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