In yet another setback for Pakistan, the Asia Pacific Group (APG) of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Sunday released its report, concluding that the Islamabad has failed to sufficient action against terrorists in the light of UN sanctions. In its latest 228-page report on Pakistan titled, "Mutual Evaluation Report 2019", the APG stated that Pakistan has not taken adequate measures to fully implement UNSCR 1267 obligations against 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and other individuals associated with LeT, JuD, FIF, and other terror groups.
"Pakistan has not taken sufficient measures to fully implement UNSCR 1267 obligations against all listed individuals and entities - especially those associated with Lashkar-eTayyiba (LeT)/Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) as well as the groups'," the report read.
Pakistan scored poorly in the FATF-APG report card in the 10-parameters category of 'Effectiveness and Technical Compliance Ratings' and 40-parameters category of 'Technical Compliance Ratings'.
FATF, Asia Pacific Group's evaluation report on Pakistan. Summary on 40 points:— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) October 6, 2019
Complaint (C): 1
Largely Compliant (LC): 9
Partially Compliant (PC): 26
Non Compliant (NC): 4 pic.twitter.com/UHhbDRNrqd
The report by the APG of the FATF has come a week ahead of the annual plenary of the FATF during when the decision will be taken on Pakistan's 'grey list' status. The report will be one of the bases for the evaluation of the country by the FATF. Furthermore, in the report, FAFT has asked Islamabad to take adequate action against terror-funding of the terrorist groups. With this, the country is facing major threats of being blacklisted by FATF.
Pakistan was placed under "grey list" by the international money laundering watchdog in June 2018 following which it was given a 15-month dateline to implement its 27-point action plan. Islamabad's deadline ended in September following which it submitted its report. Now, the FATF is expected to have a final review in its next meeting between 13 and 18 October in Paris.
(With ANI inputs)