Red Herring: International community must force Pakistan to comply with FATF stipulations


Pakistan’s latest accusation that India is politicising the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) process is nothing but a red herring. It is just a ploy to deflect attention from Islamabad’s repeated failures to implement the financial watchdog’s stipulations on curbing terrorism financing.

Pakistan has been on the FATF greylist since June last year and recently managed to just about stay out of its blacklist with support from China, Malaysia, and Turkey. In fact, Islamabad itself has been engaging with the top political leadership of friendly countries to stay out of the blacklist.

If anything, this constitutes politicisation on Islamabad’s part. Now, Pakistan has till September to comply with all the stipulations regarding terror funding. However, going by that country’s track record Read More

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