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India wants to push Pakistan towards blacklist: FM Qureshi

Syeda Nadira Mushtaque Reporter

07th Oct, 2019. 10:15 pm
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India trying to push Pakistan into FATF blacklist

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi here on Monday said that India was trying to blacklist Pakistan in Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Talking to journalists, FM Qureshi said that Pakistan has mad sincere efforts to fulfill the requirements of FATF and hopped that the body will acknowledge the steps taken by Islamabad to improve counter terror financing regime.

He expressed satisfaction over Pakistan’s progress in Asia Pacific Group. Speaking on the occasion, the foreign minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan, during his meeting with United States (US) President Donald Trump, had sought US support over FATF. He said that US should back Pakistan over the issue.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan had strongly rejected the Indian Defense Minister’s comments that Financial Action Task Force (FATF) may blacklist Islamabad at any time.

In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal had said the statement reinforces Pakistan’s concerns about India’s attempts to politicize the FATF proceedings to further its narrow partisan objectives.

Moreover, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Prime Minister will meet his Chinese counterpart as well as President to discuss a host of issues during his three-day visit to China.

Talking to newsmen in Multan on Monday, he said schedule of meetings with private sector of China and business organizations has also been finalized.

He said China and Pakistan frequently discuss and coordinate on regional and international issues.

He said both countries have same stance on all the issues, including Kashmir.

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