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Explained: Why Pakistan has been removed from FATF and why India is unhappy
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Explained: Why Pakistan has been removed from FATF and why India is unhappy

Already in economic strife, Pakistan was finding it increasingly difficult to obtain financial aid from the IMF, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Union. The move comes as a financial lifeline

Pakistan likely to exit global watchdog FATF's grey list on Friday
World

Pakistan likely to exit global watchdog FATF's grey list on Friday

With Pakistan's continuation on the grey list, it had increasingly become difficult for Islamabad to get financial aid from the IMF, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Union, thus further enhancing problems for the cash-strapped country

Pakistan and FATF: Islamabad’s cosmetic war against terrorism
World

Pakistan and FATF: Islamabad’s cosmetic war against terrorism

The recent arrest and sentencing of Sajid Mir to fifteen-and-a-half years, also for terrorist financing, in early June, has been aimed at placating the FATF

By celebrating Pakistan victory, some Indians have made a ‘mauka-ry’ of Indian ethos and democracy
Sports

By celebrating Pakistan victory, some Indians have made a ‘mauka-ry’ of Indian ethos and democracy

None of those who celebrated Pakistan’s victory would ever desire to live in Pakistan, even if invited or promised a lifelong visa

Pakistan to remain on 'Grey List' of global terror financing watchdog FATF
World

Pakistan to remain on 'Grey List' of global terror financing watchdog FATF

On the action plan of Pakistan, Paris-based FATF requires it to demonstrate terror financing investigation and prosecution of leaders and commanders of UN-designated terrorist groups and their associates, FATF president Marcus Pleyer said

FATF places Turkey under surveillance for inaction on money laundering, terror financing
World

FATF places Turkey under surveillance for inaction on money laundering, terror financing

"Serious issues remain" in Turkey's controls over financial operations, FATF head Marcus Pleyer said as the body placed Turkey on its grey list of countries

FATF to decide Pakistan’s fate on grey list as October plenary concludes today
World

FATF to decide Pakistan’s fate on grey list as October plenary concludes today

Analysts and reports suggest that Pakistan will remain greylisted till the next session of FATF in 2022 as it has failed to curb terror financing of UN proscribed terrorists living in Pakistan

Pakistan may remain on 'grey list' till FATF's next session in April 2022, says French media report
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Pakistan may remain on 'grey list' till FATF's next session in April 2022, says French media report

The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system

Significant progress on FATF's first action plan: US on Pakistan's grey list status for terror financing
World

Significant progress on FATF's first action plan: US on Pakistan's grey list status for terror financing

The global body against money laundering and terror financing had also asked Pakistan to work to address its strategically important deficiencies

Imran Khan says Pakistan under 'pressure' from US over China relations, vows never to buckle
World

Imran Khan says Pakistan under 'pressure' from US over China relations, vows never to buckle

The Pakistan prime minister made the remarks in an interview with China's English-language State-broadcaster China Global Television Network

Jammu IAF base attack: Why Pakistan refuses to clip wings of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed
India

Jammu IAF base attack: Why Pakistan refuses to clip wings of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed

Pakistan's alleged support for anti-India groups is supposed to help it overcome the strategic asymmetry in terms of the might of the armed forces

Pakistan continues to be in FATF 'Grey List'; asked to take action against UN-designated terrorists
World

Pakistan continues to be in FATF 'Grey List'; asked to take action against UN-designated terrorists

The UN-designated terrorists based in Pakistan include Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Azhar, Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Saeed and its 'operational commander' Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

Why Pakistan continues to find itself in the black hole of FATF grey list
World

Why Pakistan continues to find itself in the black hole of FATF grey list

FATF Pakistan status: Until Pakistan stops terror financing and providing terror infrastructure, it is unlikely to come out of the grey list

Explainer: What is FATF, and why Pakistan has been struggling to get out of its  ‘Grey List'
World

Explainer: What is FATF, and why Pakistan has been struggling to get out of its ‘Grey List'

The organisation was established by the G-7 Summit that was held in Paris in 1989 in response to mounting concern over money laundering

FATF's regional body retains Pakistan on 'enhanced follow-up' but improves rating on 21 out of 40 parameters
World

FATF's regional body retains Pakistan on 'enhanced follow-up' but improves rating on 21 out of 40 parameters

Pakistan is now compliant or largely compliant with 31 out of 40 FATF recommendations. The reporting date for this evaluation was 1 October 2020, which means Islamabad may have made further progress since then

FATF retains Pakistan in 'grey list', asks Islamabad to address concerns 'as quickly as possible'
World

FATF retains Pakistan in 'grey list', asks Islamabad to address concerns 'as quickly as possible'

The FATF said that that there is a serious deficiency on the part of Pakistan in checking terror financing and the country is yet to demonstrate it has taken action against the UN-designated terrorists and their associates

Pakistan court sentences Hafiz Saeed's two close aides to over 15 years each in terror financing case
World

Pakistan court sentences Hafiz Saeed's two close aides to over 15 years each in terror financing case

The anti-terrorism court in Lahore on Tuesday also sentenced Saeed’s brother-in-law Abdul Rehman Makki to six months in jail

Pakistan court sentences 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi to 15 years in jail in terror financing case
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Pakistan court sentences 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi to 15 years in jail in terror financing case

Lakhvi, who was on bail since 2015 in the 26/11 attack case, was arrested by the counter-terrorism department of Punjab province on Saturday

Pakistan court sentences two more aides of Hafiz Saeed in terror financing case
World

Pakistan court sentences two more aides of Hafiz Saeed in terror financing case

The Anti-Terrorism Court of Lahore handed down six and five-and-a-half years of imprisonment to the JuD's Muhammad Ashraf and Lucman Shah, respectively

India carrying out 'pinpoint strikes' on terror launchpads inside Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir: Govt sources
India

India carrying out 'pinpoint strikes' on terror launchpads inside Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir: Govt sources

The sources said intelligence-based targeted strikes are being conducted by the Indian Army to neutralise mostly Pakistani and foreign terrorists, and the collateral damage has been very negligible in these operations