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Pakistan gets a stick from FATF on terror

Pakistan gets a stick from FATF on terror
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In a major setback for the Imran Khan government in Pakistan, Financial Action Task Force, the international money laundering watchdog, on Monday said the country has not taken sufficient measures to fully implement UNSCR 1267 obligations against 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and other terrorists associated with terrorist groups such as Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawa.

Islamabad: In a major setback for the Imran Khan government in Pakistan, Financial Action Task Force, the international money laundering watchdog, on Monday said the country has not taken sufficient measures to fully implement UNSCR 1267 obligations against 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and other terrorists associated with terrorist groups such as Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawa.

"Pakistan has not taken sufficient measures to fully implement UNSCR 1267 obligations against all listed individuals and entities - especially those associated with LeT/JuD, and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation as well as the groups," the report read.

"Pakistan should adequately identify, assess and understand its Money Laundering/Terror Financing risks including transnational risks and risks associated with terrorist groups operating in Pakistan such as Da'esh, AQ, JuD, FiF, LeT, JeM, HQN, and this should be used to implement a comprehensive and coordinated risk-based approach to combating ML and TF," the report continued.

In Delhi, lauding the efforts of paramilitary forces and the Army, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the most peaceful festive season this year unlike previous recent years.

Singh''s remark came during a meeting with Special Director General (North Zone) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Zulfiqar Hasan, here at his office.

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