Pakistan seeks FATF action against India for alleged terror financing

Pakistan seeks FATF action against India for alleged terror financing

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has vowed to raise an objection to the “double standards” of the Paris-based FATF if it does not bring to task India regarding terrorist activities in Pakistan. Speaking to the private channel Geo News on Sunday, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi condemned India’s alleged involvement in Lahore’s Johar Town blast outside the residence of banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed and claimed that New Delhi has been financing and training terrorist outfits to disturb peace in his country.
Qureshi said Islamabad had time and again raised the issue of India’s alleged involvement in terrorism across Pakistan but it was not taken seriously by the international community. Given what he said was clear-cut evidence of Delhi’s involvement in terror financing, the minister said it was the FATF’s duty to question why India was backing terrorist activities in Pakistan. “If FATF doesn’t bring India to task, then it shows its double standards, and Pakistan has a right to raise an objection regarding these double standards,” he said. “Once we present evidence against India at the FATF and its member countries don’t pay heed, then we would know whether it’s a technical forum or a political one,” he added.
When asked how Pakistan would move forward after antagonising FATF, Qureshi said his country has to work towards its self-defence and uproot the menace of money-laundering. “We have to fight against terror finance and, while we have already done a lot, we have to bring those involved to justice,” he said.

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