In a positive development, Pakistan to be removed from FATF Greylist: Report

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Shafaqna Pakistan:In a positive development, Pakistan is most likely to be removed from FATF Greylist based on the Asia Pacific Group report.

The Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) published its report on money-laundering and terror-financing in Pakistan recommending the steps Pakistan has taken over counter terrorism financing.

The report is published week before its Paris-based G7 counterpart, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), is set to announce its decision to remove or retain Islamabad in its grey list.

The long-awaited 228-page report, titled “Mutual Evaluation Report 2019,” would provide a basis for the FATF — the international money-laundering and terror-financing watchdog — to make its decision in an upcoming Paris meeting scheduled for October 13-18, keeping in view Pakistan’s compliance with the parameters it had set.

The APG report states that Pakistan has largely but partially complied with 36 of the 40 parameters set by the FATF at the time of the country’s inclusion in the grey list.

However, it pointed out that Islamabad only missed four of the total 40 parameters that it was to follow in order to be effectively removed from the list.