Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain while talking to a private TV channel, said that the name of Pakistan would hopefully be excluded from the grey list of Financial Action Task Force in September this year adding that the government would fulfill most of the requirements of FATF till May this year.
He said the government is implementing National Action Plan in letter and spirit which is being appreciated on national and international level. Replying to a question, the minister said opposition leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif and co-chairman of PPP Asif Ali Zardari were taken fully on board regarding actions against banned outfits in the country. He said the previous governments of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party had failed to implement NAP during their tenures.
The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had placed Pakistan on a money laundering “grey list” early in 2018, but given it time to take action before a further downgrade. In last month FATF has urged Pakistan to move quickly to meet a May 2019 deadline if it wishes to be de-listed.
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