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Western power lobby, China's silence puts Pakistan in global terror-financing watch list

The Final Announcement Of The Development Will Be Made On Friday By The Task Force. According To Reliable Sources In MEA, Only China, Turkey And Saudi Arabia Remained Silent And Western Powers Lobbied The US Move.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Deepak Mahato | Updated on: 24 Feb 2018, 12:03:09 AM

New Delhi:

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday decided to place Pakistan on its terrorist-financing ‘Grey lest’ after a move initiated by the United States of America.

The final announcement of the development will be made on Friday by the task force. According to reliable sources in MEA, only China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia remained silent and Western powers lobbied the US move.

FATF’s move will now enhance the level of scrutiny applied to the financial transactions that country’s banking sector carries out with rest of the world.

The resolution to place Islamabad on the ‘grey list’ went through after China and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries dropped their opposition. During the resolution the three countries remained silent.

Also read: China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey join hands to block US's move to place Pakistan on global terror-financing watch list

Britain, France and Germany also backed the resolution.

China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — closed allies of Pakistan — had earlier joined hands to block the resolution to place Islamabad on the grey list.

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First Published : 23 Feb 2018, 04:47:09 PM