NEW DELHI: While India has not yet responded officially, or even unofficially, to Pakistan’s allegation that it has politicized theFATFprocess, the government seems to believe that Islamabad’s criticism is a bit rich in its various outreach to the various countries of the top political leadership preventPakistanfrom being blacklisted by the global watchdog on terror financing.
Reacting to India’s
On Saturday calling for verifiable and irreversible action by Pakistan againstterrorism, Pakistan had accused India of politicizing the FATF deliberations and expressed hope that the members would reject India’s “malicious campaign”.
India is hoping though that the FATF members will ensure Pakistan implement the FATF Action Plan fully within the September 2019 timeframe, the territorial funding and terrorism to control its territory under the control of the credible, verifiable, irreversible and sustainable measures. India sees as the FATF process.
India has repeatedly said in the recent past that terrorism against any cosmetic action. It has demanded more pile on the pressure on Islamabad by refusing to have any bilateral engagement with the Imran Khan-led government
To India, Pakistan’s position is to deflect attention and evade scrutiny of its poor compliance of global standards on AML / CFT (anti-money laundering / combating financial terrorism) and hoodwink the global community.
The main reason why India sees Pakistan’s statement as a red herring thrown in the FATF process is the campaign by its foreign minister SM Qureshi, Pakistan’s blacklisting to prevent China, Malaysia, Turkey andRussiafrom the country’s support.
The government seems to have closely followed recent reports in Pakistani media which show that Pakistan’s leadership has approached the political leadership of the FATF member countries as the highest level of their support for seeking. This, in India’s understanding, is clearly politicizing the technical process of the FATF.
Qureshi had told to visit many fatty members before the Orlando plenary. He also made statements about how he was using diplomacy to overcome the technical deficiencies pointed out by FATF.
These attempts to gain support for Pakistan were seen by India as politicization of the FATF process, a bogey apparently meant to evade scrutiny of its poor compliance of global standards on AML / CFT from 2010.
At its Orlando meet last week, the FATF had strongly urged Pakistan to swiftly complete its action plan by October 2019 when the last set of action plan items are set to expire. “Otherwise, the FATF will decide the next step at that time for insufficient progress,” it warned, suggesting that Pakistan may face blacklisting end