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Pakistan briefs FATF delegation on its action against banned outfits

Pakistan hopes to have its name removed from the grey list

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March 27, 2019


FATF team to reach Islamabad today, evaluate anti-terror financing measures

It will submit a report that could take us off the grey list or land us on the black list

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March 25, 2019


Pakistan clamps down on property and funds of terror groups

All these groups are on the UN’s terror list

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March 5, 2019


Pakistan improves its ranking in global anti-money laundering index but still has a long way to go

It is still on the Basel index as a country at risk for money laundering and terror financing

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October 10, 2018


Pakistan placed on FATF grey list

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) placed Pakistan on its grey list after a meeting in Paris on Wednesday. Pakistan remained on the FATF grey list between 2012 and 2015. On Wednesday, the anti-terror financing body decided to place Pakistan on the list once again despite diplomatic efforts. Interim Finance Minister Shamshad Akhter went to…

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June 28, 2018


Pakistan to plead against being put on FATF ‘Grey List’

A Pakistani delegation led by interim Finance Minister Shamshad Akhter is in Paris to present Pakistan’s case before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) during a meeting on Monday. Akhter will apprise the anti-terror financing body of measures that Pakistan has taken to stop money laundering and strangling the terror financing. As a part of…

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June 25, 2018


State Bank toughens laws to stop money laundering, terror financing

The State Bank of Pakistan has toughened its law relating to money laundering and terror financing. According to a circular issued by the top bank, the currency exchange companies were ordered to obtain copies of national identity card, NICOP or Pakistan Origin Card of those buying or selling foreign currency worth USD 500 or above….

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May 23, 2018


FATF quandary: Failure to devise action plan on terror financing may land Pakistan in trouble

KARACHI: Many local and foreign media outlets have been reporting Pakistan’s placement on Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) global-terror financing watch-list for the past few days but the statement by the watchdog issued after the conclusion of the 23rd February meeting had no mention of Pakistan. Why is it so? approached the FATF for a…

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February 27, 2018


‘No consensus’ on including Pakistan to FATF watch-list: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Wednesday confirmed that the US resolution to place Pakistan on the global watch-list of countries that finance terrorism remained inconclusive as ‘no consensus’was reached among member states of FATF. According to details, the Foreign Minister stated on Twitter that he was ‘grateful to friends’ for their support as…

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February 21, 2018


Tillerson ‘satisfied’ with Qatar’s progress in resolving crisis

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday he was satisfied with Qatar’s efforts to resolve a diplomatic crisis that has pitted it against Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries.

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July 22, 2017


Speakers call for delinking charity with terror financing

Karachi (PR): Speakers at an event in Karachi emphasized on the need to educate general public about the significance of safe charity. The First Policy Dialogue on the Charity for Goodness was organized in a local hotel on 19 June 2017. Hosted by Bargad, an organization for youth development, it examined the pressing issue of…

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June 19, 2017


Dr. Asim takes U-turn on courts

KARACHI: Former Petroleum Minister Dr. Asim Hussain took a sharp U-turn, saying he poses complete confidence in the courts; hence, he needs no one to recommend about him to Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. The court was briefed that his physiotherapy was halted at the judicial order. However, the judge said no such…

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August 13, 2016


Minister slams Imran for ‘financing terror organization’

ISLAMABAD: Calling Imran Khan “Taliban Khan”, Minister of State and Chairman of Privatization Commission Mohammad Zubair, criticized the allocation of Rs 300 million funds for Darul Uloom Haqqania in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa budget for fiscal year 2016-17. “Maulana Samiul Haq had said that 90% of Taliban leadership had graduated from his madressah. Same is now being…

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June 25, 2016


Dr. Asim not proven guilty: Rana Sana

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said a reference had been filed against former petroleum minister Dr. Asim Hussain; however, he had not been proven guilty. Furthermore, he said former President Zardari ought to stand by Dr. Asim with regard to cases filed against him. Watch this clip to know what else he said.

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March 12, 2016


Is Dr. Asim a psycho patient?

A medical report of former Petroleum Minister Dr. Asim Hussain has been presented to the NAB court. Watch the details in this report and find out answer to this question asked in headline.

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March 6, 2016


Dar chairs meeting of sub-committee on choking terror financing

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday said that a consolidated report on actions taken by Pakistan to counter money laundering and terrorist financing should be shared with the international community at the FATF forum. The FATF is likely to meet in France on February 20. The Finance Minister chaired a meeting of the Sub-Committee…

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January 6, 2016


SBP blocks 129 bank accounts used in terror financing

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan has blocked 129 bank accounts suspected to have been used for terror financing, Samaa reported Wednesday. Our correspondent said that the central bank has so far blocked 121 bank accounts, having a sum of around Rs1 billion, under the United Nations regulations to check international terror financing. He added…

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January 6, 2016


Implement sanctions against ISIS: UN

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council warned on Thursday that some countries are failing to implement long-standing sanctions against Islamic State, as an unprecedented meeting of finance ministers put the global focus on cutting off the militant group’s funds. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a U.S. and Russian-drafted resolution that ties together existing measures targeting…

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December 18, 2015


US to lead UN Security Council meeting on terror financing

WASHINGTON: US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will chair a first-ever summit of the finance ministers of the UN Security Council this month, to discuss combating terror group finances, the Treasury said Friday. There will be a particular focus on the jihadist Islamic State group. The December 17 meeting at the United Nations in New York…

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December 5, 2015


Asim facing charges of terror financing: Sanaullah

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Tuesday said that Sindh Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr. Asim Hussain is facing charge of providing financial assistance to terrorists. Talking to media here, Sanaullah said there is a need to eliminate corruption in order to root out terrorism in the country. He said that Dr. Asim is a…

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September 1, 2015

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