After Failing To Complete 22 Of 27 FATF Tasks, Pakistan FM Qureshi Hopeful Of Getting Out Of Grey List By February

After Failing To Complete 22 Of 27 FATF Tasks, Pakistan FM Qureshi Hopeful Of Getting Out Of Grey List By FebruaryPakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi (pic via Twitter)

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the Imran Khan-led government will achieve all the targets set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in time to get the country out of the terror financing watchdog's grey list , reports Times of India.

Qureshi also accused India of trying to blacklist Pakistan as the Paris-based FATF put the country on notice on Friday (18 October), warning that it will be blacklisted unless it controls terror funding by February.

"India has failed to get Pakistan included in the FATF blacklist. The country has been given various tasks until February 2020,” said Qureshi.

The Pakistani FM added that the Imran Khan government would achieve all targets in time and bring the country out of the grey list. He also claimed that FATF had recognised the steps taken by the Pakistani government to control money laundering and terror financing.

The FATF plenary said that Pakistan addressed only five out of the 27 tasks given and did not succeed in controlling funding to terror groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen, responsible for a series of attacks in India.

During the plenary, several countries voiced concern on Pakistan's repeated failure to contain terror funding on its soil.

The FATF was established in 1989 as an inter-governmental body to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.