New Delhi: In a stern message to Islamabad, the Monetary Motion Activity Drive (FATF) on Friday (February 24, 2023) mentioned that Pakistan’s progress in taking motion on terror financing continues to be monitored. The remark got here within the backdrop of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin being seen publicly in Pakistan.
Addressing the media after a five-day plenary assembly in Paris, FATF President T Raja Kumar mentioned, “I cannot speculate on particular media stories. However I feel what’s necessary is to emphasise that there continues to be, you recognize, monitoring of Pakistan’s progress by the Asia Pacific group.”
“Pakistan has additionally taken motion to finish the 34 motion plan objects both completely or considerably primarily based on a high-level political dedication by Pakistan to principally proceed and maintain these”, he mentioned.
“I’d urge Pakistan to proceed to handle its remaining Motion Plan objects to totally full them, in addition to to ensure that it sustains its dedication and continues to boost its Anti-Cash Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism methods,” the FATF President added.
Just lately, Syed Salahuddin, a US state division listed terrorist, was seen main funeral prayers for Hizbul Mujahideen chief Bashir Ahmad Peer. In a viral video, he was seen surrounded by Pakistani troopers and threatening India.
It’s noteworthy that Pakistan was faraway from FATF’s gray listing final 12 months, however nonetheless wants to finish two motion plans underneath its commitments.
Whereas the nation has been faraway from the gray listing, it continues to be supervised by the Asia Pacific Group (APG).
APG is a Monetary Motion Activity Drive-Type Regional Our bodies (FSRB) and is the biggest when it comes to membership numbers and geographical dimension.