Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefs journalists about the upcoming visit by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince to Pakistan, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Pakistan said Wednesday that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will arrive in Islamabad later this week on an official visit that is expected to include the signing of agreements for billions of dollars of investment in Pakistan. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah
Mahmood Qureshi says there is no room to keep Pakistan in grey list
after it has implemented 26 out of 27 action plans of Financial Action
Task Force (FATF).
In a statement on Saturday, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said it has to be
determined whether the FATF is a technical forum or a political one. He
said it also needs to be looked into whether this forum is being used
for political purposes.
The Foreign Minister said some powers desire to keep the sword of
FATF hanging over Pakistan.
He said the FATF itself has accepted that Pakistan has implemented 26
out of 27 action plans whereas significant progress has been made on
the 27th one.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi made it clear that whatever steps Pakistan
took were in its own interests. He said it is in our interest to stop
money laundering and terror financing.