FATF expected to meet in Paris today

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FATF expected to meet in Paris today
The Financial Action Task Force is expected to decide on Pakistan’s fate during its Paris meeting, which will be held from October 13 to October 18.

Pakistan has already prepared its compliance report, which will be presented by Economic Affairs Minister Hammad Azhar.

In June, the FATF had given Pakistan four months (till October) to improve its “counter-terrorist financing” operations in accordance with the agreed plan. It had expressed concern that “not only did Pakistan fail to complete its action plan items by January deadline; it also failed to complete its action plan items due May 2019”.

Pakistan was told to block financial loopholes, terror financing, and money laundering by implementing the 27-point action plan.

Based out of Paris, the FATF is an inter-governmental body that combats money laundering, terrorist financing and threats to the international financial system. It put Pakistan on its grey list in June 2017 because of deficiencies in the country’s Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Terrorist Financing regulations.