Islamabad:- The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has expressed strong displeasure over Pakistan’s lackadaisical attitude against terrorism. FATF officials have said that Pakistan has failed to complete six of our 27 action plans against terror. It also includes non-action against the wanted terrorist’s Maulana Masood Azhar and Hafiz Saeed in India. The meeting of the Organization to be held in the French capital Paris this month is also likely to remain on Pakistan’s grey list.
Pakistan to remain on grey list
The digital plenary session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will be held in Paris on October 21-23. It will fully review Islamabad’s performance in meeting global commitments and standards in the fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism. It is believed that a final decision will be taken to retain the grey list due to his lackadaisical attitude.
UN not to take action against banned terrorists
An official from the developments said that FATF had entrusted Pakistan with the responsibility of completing a total of 27 action plans to complete the financing of terrorism, out of which it has now completed 21 and has not been able to complete some work. The works that Pakistan has not completed include action against terrorists like Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, and Zakir ur Rehman Lakhvi.
Terrorists excluded from the banned list
Further, FATF has taken strong cognizance that more than 4,000 names suddenly disappeared from the original list of 7,600 terrorists of Pakistan under schedule five of the Anti-Terrorism Act. The official said that in these circumstances, it is almost certain that Pakistan will remain in the grey list of FATF.
These countries, including the US-France, are also against Pakistan
In addition, the four nominated countries-USA, UK, France, and Germany-are also not satisfied with its commitment to take stern action against terrorist outfits running activities from Pakistan’s land. Azhar, Saeed, and Lakhvi are the most wanted terrorists for their involvement in several terror attacks in India.