The Overseas Workplace (FO) mentioned on Monday that India’s assertion on Pakistan‘s grey-listing by the Monetary Motion Process Drive (FATF) has vindicated Pakistan’s longstanding stance on New Delhi’s unfavorable position on this regard.
FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri’s remarks got here as he responded to media queries on the Indian exterior affairs minister’s assertion concerning the nation ‘making certain’ that Pakistan remained on the gray record of the FATF.
“Indian assertion not solely exposes its true colours but in addition vindicates Pakistan’s longstanding stance on India’s unfavorable position in FATF,” the spokesperson mentioned.
“Pakistan has at all times been highlighting to the worldwide group the politicization of FATF and undermining of its processes by India. The latest Indian assertion is simply additional corroboration of its continued efforts to make use of an vital technical discussion board for its slender political designs in opposition to Pakistan,” he added.
The spokesperson additional famous that whereas Pakistan has been sincerely and constructively engaged with the FATF throughout the implementation of the motion plan, India has left no stone unturned in casting doubts on Pakistan’s progress by way of disgraceful means.
“Pakistan has been exposing India’s duplicitous position to the worldwide group prior to now and it’ll additionally deliver this latest confession by India to the discover of the FATF and broader worldwide group,” the assertion learn.
Pakistan, the FO spokesperson added, can also be contemplating approaching the FATF president for an acceptable motion on this matter.
“Following the latest confession by Indian authorities, India’s credentials for assessing Pakistan in FATF as co-chair of the Joint Group or for that matter some other nation are topic to questions, which we urge FATF to look into.
“Pakistan’s immense progress in AML/CFT [Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism] area demonstrated by way of concrete, tangible and verifiable actions has been overtly acknowledged by FATF,” he remarked.
The spokesperson mentioned, “We’re resolved to maintain this momentum and trajectory with the assist and cooperation of our worldwide companions. India’s delusions of placing strain on Pakistan have at all times remained unfulfilled and would by no means see the sunshine of day.”
Chaudhri added that regardless of distractions, together with politicisation of the FATF processes by sure jurisdictions, Pakistan re-affirmed its dedication to deliver its AML/CFT methods at par with worldwide requirements.
He mentioned Pakistan was doing this for its personal good and likewise to satisfy its worldwide obligations and commitments.