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FATF to decide about Pakistan's exclusion status from grey list this month

A virtual meeting of the FATF plenary scheduled for October 21-23 will decide if Pakistan should be excluded from its 'grey list'

FATF | Pakistan

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A virtual meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary scheduled for October 21-23 will decide if should be excluded from its 'grey list, based on a review of Islamabads actions against money laundering and terror financing, it was reported on Monday.

The plenary was initially slated to take place, but the global watchdog against financial crimes temporarily postponed all mutual evaluations and follow-up deadlines in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dawn news said in a reported.

The Paris-based agency also put a general pause in the review process, thus giving an additional four months to meet the requirements.

In February, the had given a four-month grace period to complete its 27-point action plan after it noted that Islamabad had delivered on 14 points but missed 13 other targets.

On July 28, the government reported to Parliament compliance with 14 points of the 27-point action plan and with 10 of the 40 recommendations of the

By September 16, however, the joint session of the parliament amended about 15 laws to upgrade its legal system matching standards as required by the FATF.

The government has already submitted its report to the FATF and its affiliated review groups and responded to their comments, detailing compliance with the 13 outstanding action points, the Dawn news report added.

The plenary had formally placed Pakistan in the grey list in June 2018 due to 'strategic deficiencies'.




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First Published: Mon, October 05 2020. 10:39 IST