“Indian assertion not solely exposes its true colours but additionally vindicates Pakistan’s longstanding stance on India’s destructive function in FATF,” stated FO Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri after Indian Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar admitted that Pakistan is on the FATF gray listing due to the “efforts of Narendra Modi’s authorities.”.
The spokesperson reminded that Islamabad has at all times been highlighting India’s function to the worldwide group within the politicisation of the FATF and undermining its processes. It added that the current assertion by the Indian international minister was “only a additional corroboration of its continued efforts to make use of an necessary technical discussion board for its slim political designs in opposition to Pakistan”.
“Whereas Pakistan has been sincerely and constructively engaged with FATF through the implementation of the motion plan, India has left no stone unturned in casting doubts on Pakistan’s progress by way of disgraceful means,” stated the FO spokesperson.
The assertion stated that Islamabad has been “exposing India’s duplicitous function to the worldwide group prior to now” and vowed that it’s going to additionally convey the “current confession by India” to the FATF’s discover.
“Pakistan can also be contemplating approaching FATF president for an applicable motion on this matter. Following the current confession by Indian Authorities, India’s credentials for assessing Pakistan in FATF as co-chair of the Joint Group or for that matter another nation are topic to questions, which we urge FATF to look into,” stated Chaudhri.
The FO spokesperson reiterated that Pakistan’s progress in AML/CFT area has been “demonstrated by way of concrete, tangible and verifiable actions” which was additionally “brazenly acknowledged” by FATF.
“We’re resolved to maintain this momentum and trajectory with the help and cooperation of our worldwide companions. India’s delusions of placing strain on Pakistan have at all times remained unfulfilled and would by no means see the sunshine of day,” stated Chaudhri. He additionally reaffirmed Pakistan’s dedication to the AML/CFT methods.
‘India’s assertion confirms what Pakistan has been saying all alongside’
Federal Vitality Minister Hammad Azhar tweeted that Jaishankar’s assertion “solely confirms what Pakistan has been saying all alongside”.
“India actively politicises & undermines the technical processes & spirit of FATF,” tweeted Azhar. He added that Pakistan’s “progress is nonetheless plain” and vowed that Islamabad “shall quickly” full each its motion plans.