Pakistan lies to FATF on JeM terrorist Masood Azhar, faces possible blacklist


Islamabad: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) should blacklist Pakistan in its October session for giving false information about the action taken against the terrorist organization Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) leader Maulana Masood Azhar. 

The government of Pakistan led by PM Imran Khan has claimed that there is no information regarding Masood Azhar and he is missing.

However, this request of Pakistan has also been rejected after the publication of an article by Masood Azhar, a terrorist advocating Jihad in the jihadist media. 

According to the report, the leader of Jaish is running a training camp of terrorists. It is also holding meetings in Punjab province and other provinces of Pakistan. Is collecting cash to carry out terrorist incidents and is also recruiting terrorists.

Terrorist activities continue in madrasas of Karachi, Bahawalpur

These terrorist organizations have been holding meetings in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) over the last few months. 

Terrorists backed by the Pakistan Army have crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and threatened to carry out suicide attacks in Kashmir and Delhi. Terrorist activities are also going on in the madrasas of Karachi and Bahawalpur.

Know what FATF works for

The FATF works to identify national-level vulnerabilities to protect the international financial system from abuse. In October 2001, the FATF included efforts to combat terrorist financing in addition to money laundering. 

In 2012, efforts to combat the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction were added to its agenda. It also reviews measures to eliminate money laundering and terrorist financing techniques.

first published:Jan. 21, 2022, 9:12 p.m.

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