Global watchdog FATF keeps Pakistan on terrorism financing 'grey list'

Reuters Paris Feb 21, 2020, 07.36 PM(IST)

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'The FATF strongly urges Pakistan to swiftly complete its full action plan by June 2020,' the Financial Action Task Force said in a statement.

Pakistan has until June to improve its counter-terror financing operations in line with an internationally agreed action plan or face actions against it, a global watchdog said on Friday.

"The FATF strongly urges Pakistan to swiftly complete its full action plan by June 2020," the Financial Action Task Force said in a statement after a meeting in Paris.

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"Otherwise, should significant and sustainable progress especially in prosecuting and penalising TF not be made by the next Plenary, the FATF will take action," it added.

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It said such action could include calling on its members to order their financial institutions give particularly rigorous attention to business relations and transactions with Pakistani clients.