India to seek downgrading Pakistan on global terrorism financing list at FATF

In the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meet, scheduled to be held later this month, India could seek downgrading Pakistan on the global terrorism financing list.

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A day before United Nations enlisted Pakistan-based terror group leader Masood Azhar as global terrorist.

FATF is a Paris-based global body that combats money laundering and Pakistan is on its grey list.

Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday it is a great diplomatic achievement for India that Jaish-e-Mohammad leader Masood Azhar is now considered as a global terrorist.

JeM earlier claimed responsibility for the attacks on Indian paramilitary personnel on February 14 in Kashmir’s Pulwama district that killed forty. It was the worst attack on security forces in decades and following it the two nuclear-armed neighbors were on the brink of war.

China had earlier continuously opposed efforts of UN to list Azhar as a global terrorist, but lately ahs removed objections.

Pakistan now need to take effective action against terrorist groups taking shelter in its territory. If not, it will stand exposed as being such state that houses terror outfits.

Kashmir is a Muslim-majority region and the region has been divided between India and Pakistan after British colonial rule ended in 1947.


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