Finance Minister Rana Afzal, whereas briefing the Senate on authorities expenditure on counter-terror efforts, stated that over Rs297 billion has been spent within the warfare towards terrorism within the final decade.
A written reply from the Finance Ministry supplied to the Senate reveals that the US (US) had agreed to supply Pakistan $132 million for counter-terror efforts, of which $111m has been acquired.
Rs152.925bn was launched throughout Operation Zarb-i-Azb to navy establishments, whereas over Rs67bn was granted to legislation enforcement businesses and greater than Rs31bn to our bodies falling beneath the Defence Ministry, the reply stated.
A further Rs45bn was given to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas Secretariat for the rehabilitation and return of internally displaced individuals (IDPs), the Finance Ministry stated.
In line with Afzal, the federal government has additionally taken steps to cease the smuggling of international foreign money, and has restricted travellers going overseas from carrying greater than $10,000 at a time. Moreover, travellers can’t carry greater than $60,000 overseas per 12 months, the finance minister stated. He added notification has been issued by the State Financial institution of Pakistan on this regard.
He stated the federal government had additionally taken steps to cease the circulation of counterfeit international foreign money by means of foreign money trade sellers.
Afzal’s briefing to the Senate comes a day after Pakistan was granted a three-month reprieve by the Monetary Motion Job Power (FATF) ─ a world policy-making and standard-setting physique devoted to combating cash laundering and terrorist financing ─ from addition to its terror-financing ‘gray-list’ of nations not doing sufficient to adjust to terrorist-funding rules.