Pakistan's continuation in FATF grey list vindicates India's position: MEA

Last Updated 25 June 2020, 17:37 IST

India on Thursday said Pakistan's continuation in the "grey list" of global terror financing watchdog FATF vindicated its position that Islamabad has not taken any concrete action to address global concerns over terror financing as well as existence of safe haven for terrorists in the country.

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Wednesday decided to keep Pakistan in the "grey list" as it has failed to check flow of money to terror groups like the LeT and the JeM.

The decision was taken at the Financial Action Task Force's third and final plenary held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The continued grey listing of Pakistan vindicates our position that Pakistan has not taken concrete action to address international concerns regarding terror financing and the safe havens which exist in that country," Srivastava said.

He was replying to a question on the issue during an online media briefing.

Srivastava said Pakistan continues to be on the FATF "grey list" and it is yet to show any progress on 13 of the 27 points recommended by the global organisation under an action plan to contain flow of funds to terror groups operating from the country.

Asked about Pakistan's attempts at the UN to list an Indian as terrorist, he said the effort was defeated as Islamabad has no credibility on the matter.

(Published 25 June 2020, 17:31 IST)

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