FATF Paris Meeting 2022: Will Pakistan remain a helper of terrorism or will it be out of the gray list? all eyes on the meeting.
Pakistan has high expectations from this meeting. He is scrambling to get off the ‘grey list’ of this anti-terrorism global organization.
FATF, a global organization that monitors terrorism financing and related money laundering cases, begins its meeting in Paris on Monday. Pakistan is under intense scrutiny to see whether it will remain on the organization’s ‘gray’ list or will be able to leave it.
The FATF General Assembly and Working Group meeting start today in Paris. Pakistan has high expectations from this meeting. The global anti-terrorism organization is scrambling to get him removed from the ‘grey list’. He will find out in a few hours whether his hope will come true or if he will be washed away.
Pakistan has been on the Paris-based organization’s gray list since 2018 for failing to take effective action against terrorism, funding terrorist organizations, and not complying with anti-money laundering laws.
Imran is constantly busy but is not getting success
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been trying to remove his country from the gray list ever since he took office. However, he has been unsuccessful so far. Pakistan’s government has not taken action against terrorist organizations, according to experts. The TTP is kneeling before Islamist organizations, let alone acting.
Pakistan said – fulfilled all the conditions
Last week, the Pakistan State Department claimed that the country had met all the requirements of this organization to get off the gray list. The Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported that Pakistan can only be kept on this list for political reasons. The spokesman for Pakistan’s Foreign Department stated that Pakistan had completed all technical requirements and hoped that the Paris meeting would be successful.
There is no chance of Pakistan getting out of the list
According to the FATF chairman earlier, Pakistan will remain on the gray list until it fully complies with the original agenda agreed in June 2018 and the 2019 Parallel Action Plan of the organization’s Asia-Pacific grouping. In October last year, the FATF added Pakistan to its grey list.