ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Petroleum Hamad Azhar has made an important statement on India’s admission of political use of FATF against Pakistan.
According to details, Federal Minister for Petroleum Hamad Azhar in a statement released on social networking site Twitter said that the Indian Foreign Ministry has confirmed Pakistan’s position, India is politicizing the technical issue of FATF.
Hamad Azhar said that our progress regarding FATF cannot be denied, soon we will complete both our action plans.
The statement of Indian External Affairs minister only confirms what Pakistan has been saying all along; India actively politicizes & undermines the technical processes & spirit of FATF.
Our progress is nevertheless undeniable & we shall soon be completing both our action plans.
– Hammad Azhar (Hammad_Azhar) July 19, 2021
According to Indian media reports, Foreign Minister J. Shankar admitted to the BJP leaders that Pakistan was on the FATF’s gray list due to India’s efforts.
It may be recalled that Pakistan had questioned the political use of FATF in keeping it in the gray list, Federal Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had questioned FATF’s decision to keep it in the gray list whether it was political or technical.
He had said that putting him on the gray list is an attempt to keep pressure on Pakistan. FATF is being politicized for nefarious purposes. It is on record. I have said this many times about FATF.
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The Foreign Minister said that India wants to use the FATF platform politically, we have taken concrete steps, of course it is in our interest to take these steps, but it is not right to keep the sword of gray list hanging over us despite concrete steps. Is.
It may be recalled that last month, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international body tasked with curbing money laundering and terrorist financing, decided to keep Pakistan on the gray list.
It may be recalled that in 2018, the FATF had included Pakistan in the gray list.