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US concerned about Pakistan’s ‘deficiencies’ in tackling terrorism: report

WASHINGTON: United States (US) State Department’s spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Thursday that a resolution to place Pakistan on a global terror-financing watchlist had been submitted to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as reported by a local English daily.

According to the spokesperson, the US is now concerned about ‘Pakistan’s deficiencies in the implementation of anti-money laundering and counterterrorism laws’. The ‘concern’ is not only limited to the US as Britain, France and Germany have also endorsed this resolution, which was initially moved by the US, the spokesperson said.

A crucial FATF meeting is scheduled to be held in Paris next week in order to consider measures to tackle global terrorism.

The FATF is an international policy-making and standard-setting body which essentially focuses on tackling terrorist financing. It maintains a list of countries that have weak counterterrorism policies.

The body does not have the authority to impose sanctions on its own, but it can impact international transactions.



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  1. Sarfaraz Ahmed said:

    The US/India/Israel nexus is working well. ‘Pakistan would have reduced to Yemen, Iraq, Libya or Syria, had it not been a nuclear country’ – observed one writer. Since day one, the Trump Administration is increasing pressure on Pakistan in one way or other to hide her failure in Afghanistan. This being the latest and EU countries included. The World body, UN or UNSC, have reduced to ‘House-maid’ of US and passing resolutions of choice for her against Muslim countries in particular and small countries in general. The regional powers like China and Russia would have to find ways to negate this Satanic Super Power like did some countries to created a Regional Bank parallel to World Bank, another House-maid of US. Otherwise small countries in general and Muslim countries in particular will keep suffering, Courtesy , this nexus.

  2. Pearl said:

    It’s time to deport Afghan refugees. Our economy doesn’t allow us to shelter them. Enough of our insult

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