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Legislation is needed to get out of the grey list: Foreign Minister

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

25th Jul, 2020. 08:26 pm
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Legislation is needed to get out of the grey list: Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that legislation is needed to get out of the grey list.

According to details, while talking to media in Multan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that India has been trying to blacklist Pakistan, which will have a very bad effect on the country’s economy.

“We are trying to move from the grey list to the white list, and that requires legislation,” he said.

“There are eight laws that we have consulted with the Ministry of Law and Finance and after discussing with the FATF, 8 legislative bills have been prepared and a joint committee has been set up in this regard,” Shah Mehmood said.

He said that all the opposition parties are represented in this 24-member committee and the allies of the government are also represented in it while it also has members from the National Assembly as well as the Senate.

The Foreign Minister clarified that if we did not enact this legislation in time, then Pakistan, of which the Asia-Pacific group is a member, would have to take practical steps in this regard and they would have to review it and compile their report. In light of this, it will be decided whether Pakistan has fulfilled the things we had committed to Pakistan.

“That’s why we have to keep time in mind because if we don’t fix things and delay, then things will get out of hand,” he said.

Talking to media, he said that the opposition has expressed its reservations over the NAB law. After 5 years in the PML-N government, it could not change the NAB law.

Regarding coronavirus, the Foreign Minister said that our smart lockdown policy has been successful, many countries are following it, the number of victims and deaths is gradually decreasing.

We appeal to the people to continue with caution, Eid-ul-Adha is near and we request you to be careful for yourself and your family as the slightest negligence can lead to a spike in cases, he added.

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