Pakistan inclusion in terror watch list to be decided in June: Defence Ministry

Defence Ministry of Pakistan has said no comment could be made on the FATF Paris meeting because the latter has not formally informed Pakistan government of its decision; however, the decision to include Pakistan in the terror watch list (grey list) will be made in June.

Federal Minister for Defense Khurram Dastagir Khan and spokesman of his ministry said no debate can be held so far.

On the other hand, Prime Minister’ Adviser on Finance and Economic Affairs, Miftah Ismail said that Pakistan’s name has not been mentioned in the list of Financial Action Task Force.

Talking in Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath program, Miftah said it is only an effort on the part of some countries to malign Pakistan but it will not be successful as many countries supported Pakistan position. He said Pakistan needs to focus on long term planning and implementation of action plan.

According to an official statement of FATF on February 23, the countries made part of the so-called “grey list” include Ethiopia, Iraq, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Vanuatu and Yemen.

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