BEIJING: A Pakistani designation, headed by Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar, has landed in China’s Capital City to hold a dialogue with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Working Group, ACE News reported.
The significant three-day up close and personal chats with the worldwide illegal tax avoidance and dread financing watch dog will initiate on Jan 21 (tomorrow) and proceed until Jan 23. The appointment contains delegates of the Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Customs, National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) and Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU).
Sources state Pakistan has just propelled endeavors, including reaching FATF part nations, to get off the watchdog’s preliminary grey list. Islamabad had sent a 650-page survey report to the FATF on January 8 in light of 150 inquiries raised by the watch dog.
The Pakistani appointment would advance insights concerning the measures the nation has up to this point taken from Oct forward considering the suggestions of the FATF Action Plan. The sources said FATF’s entire session scheduled for Feb 16 in Paris will assess Pakistan’s measures to battle terror financing and tax evasion as a ballot will likewise happen to decide about the nation’s exit from the grey list.
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31 March, 2020