FM Qureshi rejects Indian reports about Pakistan being placed on FATF blacklist

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August 23,2019

The Finance Ministry also rejected Indian media reports about Pakistan being blacklisted by the Asia-Pacific Group, the regional affiliate of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

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ISLAMABAD: Indian media continues to spread fake news and propaganda against Pakistan as part of its campaign to divert international community's attention away from the crisis in Occupied Kashmir.

The latest in the series of fake news, lies and propaganda against Pakistan are claims by Indian media that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a watchdog against terror financing and money laundering, has placed Pakistan on the blacklist.

The reports are false because the 22nd Annual Meeting for the Asia Pacific Group has not announced any such measure in its official press release.

The Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering is the FATF-style regional body for the Asia-Pacific region.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has also dismissed Indian media reports as fake news and propaganda.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi exposed Indian lies regarding Pakistan's placement on FATF blacklist.

The minister was talking to Geo News about recent situation in Kashmir when he cited the latest example of fake news and lies being spread by India.

"FATF has not placed Pakistan on the blacklist," he said and urged the international community to take notice of Indian lies and propaganda.

The Ministry of Finance Friday categorically rejected Indian media reports about Pakistan being blacklisted by the Asia-Pacific Group, the regional affiliate of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

The ministry in a press statement clarified that APG in its 22nd Annual Meeting held in Canberra, Australia from August 18-23, 2019, adopted Pakistan’s 3rd Mutual Evaluation Report and put Pakistan in its enhanced follow-up as per APG’s Third Round Mutual Evaluation Procedures.

In line with APG’s Third Round Mutual Evaluation Procedures, Pakistan would be required to submit follow-up progress reports to APG on quarterly basis.

“Media reports, being circulated about Pakistan, being blacklisted by APG are incorrect and baseless,” the ministry said.


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