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Azhar is not missing: India to call out Pakistan at FATF

New Delhi: India will call out Pakistan for its Masood Azhar is missing claim. Pakistan has claimed the disappearance of the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief several times before the Financial Action Task Force.

Pakistan has sought the help of several nations to get off the grey list. It is expecting 12 nations to speak in its favour. On Azhar Pakistan said that it could not file an FIR since he could not be found.

Meanwhile Pakistan is likely to remain in the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force. Pakistan is still not fully compliant of the 13 of the 27 actions and hence would remain on the grey list. Top diplomatic sources however confirmed to OneIndia that Pakistan would however not be downgraded to the black list as of now. The FATF would review Pakistan’s case starting today at the plenary in Paris. The plenary would be on until February 21. The working group and plenary meetings of the Financial Action Task Force in Paris will assess the implementation of a 27 point action plan by Pakistan, which was placed in the Grey List. The plenary would be held between February 16 and 21.

In June, the joint group of the Asia Pacific Group in its assessment had found that Pakistan’s compliance to act against 8 terror groups which include the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Tayiba has been unsatisfactory. The report urged Pakistan to do more against these groups before the FATF comes up with its final decision. The report states that stringent action should be taken against groups such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, their financial entities, Haqqani Network, Al-Qaeda and Da’esh. In order to move out of the grey list, Pakistan would need at least 15 of the 36 FATF’s members’ votes. It would also require a minimum of 3 votes to keep itself out of the black list.