There was no hope of Pakistan coming out of 'good days', 'gray-list', European countries stopped the way
The 'good days' that Pakistan had hoped for, they are yet to come. The way for Pakistan to come out of the FATF's 'Gray List' is not clear yet. Some European countries believe that Islamabad has not fully implemented the points set by the FATF. A media report on Sunday gave this information.
The meeting will be held on February 22 to monitor the FATF's Terror funding. According to the news, Imran Khan is not expected to get relief from this meeting. Please tell that FATF included Pakistan in the 'Gray List' in 2018 . Pakistan was asked to implement an action plan to curb terror funding by the end of 2019. However due to Corona, this time limit was extended.
Decision will be taken on the last day of the meeting
According to the Dawn newspaper, the full session of the FATF will be held in Paris from 22 February to 25 February. In this meeting, the countries included in the gray list will be considered, including Pakistan. It will be decided on the last day of the meeting. Earlier in October 2020, it was decided in the FATF plenary session that Pakistan would be kept in the gray list by February 2021 as Pakistan has not been able to fulfill six of the 27 obligations of Global Money Laundering and Terror Funding.
Pakistan surrounded by FATF allegations
The charges of FATF also include steps taken against Maulana Masood Azhar, the leader of two most wanted terrorist Jaish-e-Mohammed of India and Hafiz Saeed, the head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa. Both the terrorists are most wanted for their role in various terrorist activities including 26/11 Mumbai attack and Pulwama attack. An official source in Pakistan told the newspaper that Pakistan has fulfilled all the obligations and has also submitted the details to the FATF Secretariat.
Against European country in hosting France
The source said that Pakistan's response will be evaluated in the meeting and a decision will be taken by consensus among the members. It has been reported in the report that some European countries, hosting France, have recommended Pakistan to be retained in the gray list. These countries say that Pakistan has not fully implemented all the points. The report quoted a journalist covering FATF as saying that France is not happy with Pakistan's response to the cartoon issue.