Pakistan is out of FATF grey list

Pakistan is out of FATF grey list

Country will continue to work on money laundering and further improve the system

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By Web Desk

Published: Fri 21 Oct 2022, 7:16 PM

Last updated: Fri 21 Oct 2022, 7:34 PM

Paris-based global money laundering and terrorism financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has removed Pakistan from a list of countries that were under ‘increased monitoring’, the organisation said on Friday.

Pakistan is “no longer subject to FATF’s increased monitoring process; to continue to work with APG (Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering) to further improve its AML/CFT (anti-money laundering & counter-terrorist financing) system,” said FATF in a tweet shared by ANI.

The country had been on the grey list since 2018. The global watchdog welcomed Paksitan’s significant progress in improving its AML/CFT regime.

Pakistan strengthened effectiveness of its AML/CFT regime and addressed technical deficiencies to meet commitments of its action plans regarding strategic deficiencies that FATF identified.


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