ISLAMABAD: America has put ahead a movement to position Pakistan on a worldwide terrorist-financing watch-list with an anti-money laundering monitoring group, in line with a senior Pakistani official.
Pakistan has been scrambling in current months to avert being added to an inventory of nations deemed non-compliant with terrorist financing rules by the Monetary Motion Process Drive (FATF), measure officers concern might harm its financial system.
America has been threatening to get powerful with Islamabad over its alleged ties with militants, and final month President Donald Trump’s administration suspended help price about $2 billion.
Islamabad denies helping militants in Afghanistan and India. A gathering of FATF member states is because of happen subsequent week in Paris, the place the organisation might undertake the movement on Pakistan.
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, Miftah Ismail, informed Reuters the US and Britain put ahead the movement a number of weeks in the past, and later persuaded France and Germany to co-sponsor it.
“We are now working with the US, UK, Germany and France for the nomination to be withdrawn,” Ismail stated, talking by phone from Europe. “We are also quite hopeful that even if the US did not withdraw the nomination that we will prevail and not be put on the watch-list.”
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