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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), also known by its French name, Groupe d'action financière (GAFI), is an intergovernmental organization founded in 1989 on the initiative of the G7 to develop policies to combat money laundering. In 2001, its mandate was expanded to include terrorism financing.

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Pakistan weekly round-up: FATF reprieve, cruise missile launch and more


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FATF warns Pakistan of stern action if it fails to check terror funding

Retaining Pakistan on the 'grey list', the global terror financing watchdog warned that if it does not complete a full action plan by June, it could lead to consequences on its businesses.
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Iran says FATF decision 'political', will not impact its foreign trade

The global dirty money watchdog's decision on Friday to place Iran on its blacklist will have no impact on the country's foreign trade, state news agency IRNA quoted head of the Central Bank of Iran..
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Top News of the Day | Feb 21, 2020: Pak remains in FATF 'grey list', Trump's 'tremendous' trade deal claim and more

Top news of the day on Friday, February 21 was the FATF decision to keep in the 'grey list' and giving it another 8-point target to complete in four months.
DNA - Published

FATF pressure a factor in reduction of cross-border terror: Army chief

“If Pakistan feels it has got away with it in the FATF, it will certainly ramp up cross-border terrorism. With the entire glare of FATF on it, Pakistan would tone down its activities and rhetoric...
IndiaTimes - Published

'Convict, prosecute terrorist leaders': Pakistan gets FATF warning

Pakistan has been given a stern message by almost all FATF member countries, barring Turkey and Malaysia, to honour the remaining 13 action plan items by the June 2020 FATF plenary. This would include..
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FATF asks Pakistan to tighten laws against terror financing


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Top News of the Day | Feb 18, 2020: Sharjeel Imam named in Jamia stir chargesheet, Pak to stay in FATF grey list & more

In top news of the day on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the Delhi Police filed its charge sheet in the December 15 violence. JNU student Sharjeel Imam, who was arrested last month on sedition charges for..
DNA - Published

Pakistan to remain on international watchdog FATF's 'grey list'

Pakistan will continue to remain on the "grey list" of the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force. Pakistan received support from Turkey and Malaysia. Islamabad was being..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ahead of FATF verdict on terror financing, Pakistan's ISI meets top JeM commanders

According to intelligence sources, JeM has been instructed to carry out precise terrorist attacks across India, specifically in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
DNA - Published

At FATF plenary, India to call out Pakistan for claiming Masood Azhar is missing

The FATF plenary, which started in Paris on Sunday, will take up the Pakistan dossier for discussion on Friday. Pakistan expects to get about 12 countries to speak in favour of getting it off the..
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India questions timing of Hafiz Saeed's conviction, says decision taken ahead of FATF meet

The decision came just one day before the crucial meeting of terror watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
DNA - Published

Pakistan weekly round-up: Law amendments for FATF, locust national emergency and more


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Pak may escape Financial Action Task Force blacklist at Paris plenary

Chances of Pakistan escaping the dreaded FATF blacklist at its plenary next month in Paris have increased after it got the all clear on 14 out of 27 action plans at a recent review meet. While China..
IndiaTimes - Published

Will China's effort see Pakistan out of FATF 'Grey List'? All you need to know

At a meeting of the Financial Action Task Force held in Beijing, Islamabad submitted its compliance report and got support from the FATF current chair and its "all-weather friend" China and a few..
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Need to start deradicalisation camps: CDS

Listing diplomatic isolation of Pakistan and keeping it under pressure of blacklisting by FATF as measures to tackle Pak-based terror, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat on Thursday called for strong..
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Isolate Pak to counter terror, says CDS Rawat

Listing diplomatic isolation of Pakistan and keeping it under pressure of blacklisting by FATF as measures to tackle Pak-based terror, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat on Thursday called for strong..
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For backing Pakistan, trade with Turkey under scanner

While concrete measures have been decided in case of Malaysia, with a clampdown on refined palm oil imports already put in place, there is no decision on Turkey, which has sided with Pakistan on..
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India readies for its 2020 FATF review


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France: Pushing Pakistan to meet FATF deadline on anti-terror action


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Pakistan needs to fulfil its FATF commitment: French envoy

French envoy Emmanuel Lenain has lauded India-French ties and said both countries are all-weather partners. Speaking to our diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal, Lenain said that more pressure should..
DNA - Published

Why has Pakistan indicted Hafiz Saeed, India's most wanted, now?

​​The indictment comes less than a week after Islamabad submitted a report to the Financial Action Task Force, which, in October, had kept the country on the Grey List, asking that it take more..
IndiaTimes - Published

India, Japan ask Pakistan to take irreversible action on terror; fulfil FATF commitments

A strong language was used in the joint statement issued after the maiden India-Japan 2+2 Defence and Foreign Ministers meet.
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Act against terror: India, Japan to Pakistan

India and Japan in their inaugural foreign and defence ministerial dialogue, asked Islamabad to take "resolute and irreversible" steps against terror networks operating from its soil. The two countries..
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Blacklisting of Pakistan is certain if it continues to back terror: Rajnath

Pakistan will get blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) if it did not stop sponsoring terrorism, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh warned on Tuesday. Speaking at a programme to mark 11th..
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India seeks non-politicised, effective enforcement of FATF standards


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India turns up heat on Malaysia, Turkey

Turkey and Malaysia are feeling the heat of India's ire as New Delhi weighs leveraging its market and economic muscle to retaliate against the two for their public statements on Kashmir as well as..
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'Pak under pressure, they have to act against terror groups': Army chief Bipin Rawat after FATF's Feb 2020 deadline

"We would like them to work towards restoring peace. To be on such a 'Grey List' is a setback for any nation," General Bipin Rawat after FATF warned Pakistan of blacklisting after February 2020..
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Pressure on Pakistan to deliver on FATF action plan: Army Chief


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Turkey and Malaysia may face India's ire for supporting Pak at FATF

Turkey and Malaysia would be feeling some of the Pakistan heat as New Delhi considers leveraging its market and economic muscle to retaliate against these countries for their public statements on..
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Pak to remain in FATF's grey list, gets time till Feb 2020 to act against terror groups

The outcome comes after a week-long meet of the FATF's plenary in Paris which started on Monday
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Pakistan under biggest pressure from FATF: Doval

Pakistan is under a lot of pressure at the Financial Action Task Force meeting, currently under way in Paris, to rein in terror groups operating from its soil, NSA Ajit Doval said. Terrorism is a low..
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Pakistan must prosecute top LeT operatives along with its leader Hafiz Saeed: US

Pakistan must prevent terrorist groups from operating on its soil and prosecute top Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives along with its leader Hafiz Saeed, the US has said ahead of the Financial Action Task..
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FATF should take note: Where are world's most wanted terrorists found?

When the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meets in Paris to review Pakistan's case on the fight against terror, it must take cognisance of a recent question posed by PM Modi - "Whether it is 9/11 or..
IndiaTimes - Published

FATF meet to begin from today, outcome to decide on future course of action on Pakistan's listing

will decide if Pakistan will be put on the blacklist or removed from the greylist
DNA - Published

India calls for cooperation between FATF, UN to combat terror financing


IndiaTimes - Published

'India has enough evidence of Pak reviving terror infrastructure': Sources

New Delhi plans to step up the pressure to blacklist Pakistan, says it will submit proof to FATF
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FATF can anytime blacklist Pak for terror financing: Rajnath Singh


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Avoid politicisation of UN listing, FATF: PM Modi at UN anti-terror meet

For this objective to be realized, "we need to avoid politicization of mechanisms like UN listings and FATF and these mechanisms should be enforced and strengthened," PM Modi said.
DNA - Published

Politicisation of UN terror listings should be avoided: PM Modi's veiled dig at China

During his address at the leaders' dialogue on strategic responses to terrorist and violent extremist narratives on Monday, PM Modi asserted the need to avoid politicisation of mechanisms like UN..
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Pakistan reactivates 7 launch pads on LoC to push in 275 jihadis

Pakistan has reactivated its terror camps and seven launch pads along the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate around 275 terrorists, including Afghan and Pashtun mercenaries, into Jammu & Kashmir. The..
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Extradition from HK to mainland China would help fight money laundering: FATF

The lack of a mechanism in Hong Kong to extradite suspects to mainland China is an obstacle to tackling money laundering and terrorism financing, a watchdog said on Wednesday as Hong Kong withdrew an..
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Days after FATF Asia Pacific Group places Pakistan in blacklist, Imran Khan forms committee to execute terror watchdog's action plan

Pakistan has been under the FATF radar for its complicity towards terror groups, including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).
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UN, France, Sri Lanka, FATF chastise Pakistan

Pulled up for support to terror, mistreatment of minorities & lying
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With APG blacklisting it for terror financing, going gets tough for Pak at FATF

Pakistan was found to be non-compliant on 32 parameters out of 40. On 11 effectiveness parameters, Pakistan was found to be “low” on 10. Pakistan had sent a high level team under the governor of..
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Global watchdog to monitor Pakistan's progress in tackling militant funding

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will monitor Pakistan's progress in implementing a proposed plan against financing for militant organizations ahead of a meeting in October, the international..
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FATF Asia-Pacific Group puts Pakistan in 'enhanced blacklist' over failure to meet standards, say officials

The Asia-Pacific Group of the global watchdog for terror financing and money laundering has put Pakistan in the Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List (Blacklist)
Firstpost - Published

US asks Islamabad to show progress in action against militant outfits; FATF says Pakistan failed to complete action plan on terror financing

The US has asked Pakistan to show some 'visible progress' in its action against the banned terror outfits. A US delegation was in Islamabad to have an independent assessment of steps, actions and..
Firstpost - Published

Days before Imran Khan's meeting with Donald Trump, Pak arrests Hafiz Saeed

Saeed's arrest is being seen as Pakistan acting under the pressure of Financial Action Task Force that has greylisted it
DNA - Published

Pakistan FATF membership: Imran Khan-led govt blames previous govts for 'criminal negligence', says India is creating issues

Pakistan's Human Rights minister, Shireen Mazari, on Tuesday, demanded a probe into the failure of past governments in getting the FATF membership, saying India has been creating issues for long
Firstpost - Published


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