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Pakistan took modest steps yet remains safe haven for terrorists: US report

The State Department said Pakistan took action against some externally focused groups, including indicting Lashkar e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed and associates in three separate terrorism financing

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Pakistan made some progress toward meeting the Action Plan requirements for the FATF, allowing it to avoid being blacklisted, but did not complete all Action Plan items in 2019

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Pakistan took "modest steps" in 2019 to counter terror financing and restrain India-focused militant groups from conducting large-scale attacks following the Pulwama attack in February, but it remained a "safe harbor" for regionally focused terrorist groups, the US said on Wednesday.

The suspension of US aid to Pakistan, which was announced by President Donald Trump in January 2018, remained in effect throughout 2019, the State Department said.

"Pakistan took modest steps in 2019 to counter terror financing and restrain India-focused militant groups from conducting large-scale attacks following the February attack on a security convoy in the Indian state of Jammu

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First Published: Jun 24 2020 | 8:25 PM IST

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