Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that India will fail to blacklist Pakistan in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Talking to media in Islamabad, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that India wanted to blacklist us but it will fail in its intentions as the world has admitted that we are not involved in financing terrorists and also Pakistan has taken assistance and measures at all levels to curb money laundering. The government has implemented 21 out of 28 points of the action plan.
“Article 370 of the Indian Constitution on Kashmir has no place in our eyes and Pakistan does not recognize illegal and unilateral measures at all, but we are deeply concerned about India’s efforts to change the demographic ratio in the occupied valley,” he said.
We are not oblivious to the resolutions of the United States. Our historical point of view is in front of everyone. We do not want to take any hasty step which would weaken our position on Kashmir, the Minister stated.
He said that there was a need for consultation at the national level regarding the future of Gilgit-Baltistan. Some forces were fomenting insurgency thereby realizing the importance of Gilgit-Baltistan for the CPEC.
On the Karachi incident, he said that it was being investigated and we should wait till the investigation is completed. A video of the incident has come to light which has shattered many assumptions.
Regarding the repatriation of Nawaz Sharif, he said that the UK should understand why Nawaz Sharif went there, whether a convicted person could go abroad under the law of Pakistan, on what basis if a special provision was made. he was allowed to go on humanitarian grounds. Now, if the basis on which they went to the UK is no longer the same, is there any moral justification for him to stay there?
He said that Nawaz Sharif should come back and face the cases against him in the courts. When the government of Pakistan saw that he was in good health and was fully participating in political activities, we made a request to the UK on that basis.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that it is not legitimate to do politics on issues of national interest especially Kashmir, Kulbhushan Jhadav and FATF. Unfortunately, some of our politicians do not understand India’s ploy.