3 reasons why FATF should take action against India as it is sponsoring ‘state terrorism’ in Pakistan
A statement published after the plenary session stated, "To date, Pakistan has improved all action plan items and has now mostly addressed 21 of the 27 action items.
The Financial Action Task Force stated that Pakistan has successfully complied with 21 out of 27 points of action and chose to keep the country on its ‘grey list’ until February 2021.
The FATF President, Marcus Pleyer, announced the decision at a virtual press conference. The intergovernmental organization evaluated Pakistan’s progress on the 27-point action plan, for addressing terror financing and anti-money laundering, in its plenary session that commenced on the 21st of October.
A statement published after the plenary session stated, “To date, Pakistan has improved all action plan items and has now mostly addressed 21 of the 27 action items. FATF strongly urges Pakistan to complete its full action plan by February 2021 as all action plan deadlines have expired.”
Shortly after FATF’s decision, the Minister for Industries Hammad Azhar said Pakistan had “achieved impressive progress” and praised the federal and provincial teams “who worked very hard during the pandemic to ensure this turnaround.”
Due to Pakistan’s progress, the minister said FATF had “acknowledged that any blacklisting is off the table now.”
At the same time, Pakistan should work to get India grey/blacklisted. It should make sure that the FATF takes action against India as:
- India has 44 banks involved in money laundering, including the State Bank of India.
- The state has been sponsoring terrorism inside Pakistan (in Baluchistan via agents like Kulbhushan Yadav, in KPK and Waziristan through terrorists infiltrated via Afghanistan)
- India has training camps in Kerala and Karnataka who illegally intrude into Pakistan and cause destabilization.
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