Monday, 17 January, 2022

Topic: FATF

Don’t fear crypto or digital currencies, let India’s young ride the online services boom

The post-Covid world is witnessing an explosion of the global digital services sector. This time it’s not just about software engineers. An increasing number of...

FATF keeps Pakistan in grey list, adds Turkey, says Afghanistan ‘a concern’

The Financial Action Task Force says Pakistan has to ‘demonstrate’ it has taken action and effectively prosecuted UN-designated terrorists such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.

US urges Pakistan to keep working with FATF to address money laundering, terror financing

FATF asked Pakistan to 'swiftly complete' its 27-point action plan' and ensure terrorism financing probes target senior leaders and commanders of UN-designated terror groups.

Due to Modi govt, Pakistan under lens of FATF, says Jaishankar at BJP virtual meeting

External Affairs Ministers Jaishankar also told BJP members that it was due to the government's efforts on global forums that sanctions were imposed on terrorists from Jaish & LeT.

FATF review of India’s anti-money laundering, terror financing regime deferred again to 2022

The last such review by Financial Action Task Force, global money laundering & terrorist financing watchdog, was held in June 2010 and is taken up again after a period of 10 years.

Pakistan sets up cell to check money laundering, terror financing to exit FATF’s grey list

Islamabad: Pakistan's anti-corruption watchdog has established an anti-money laundering and terror financing cell to check financial crimes and illegal transfer of resources as the...

No room to keep Pakistan on FATF grey list, says Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Qureshi said 'some powers' desired to keep Pakistan in the FATF's 'grey list' and it needs to be looked at whether the global forum is being used for political purposes.

Pakistan given extra action plan to check terror financing before it can get off FATF grey list

The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has now given Pakistan time until October to fulfil the previously set requirements along with the new action plan. 

Previous govts responsible for Pakistan’s name on FATF grey list, alleges Mehmood Qureshi

Holding the PML-N responsible for tough conditions set by FATF, Pakistan's foreign minister said that no previous govt took steps to curb money laundering and terrorist financing.

Pakistan could remain on FATF grey list as France, EU nations want it to do more against terror

The FATF Plenary, which is highest decision-making body of terror financing watchdog, will be taking its final decision on Pakistan Thursday.

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Army chief Gen M.M. Naravane addressing the annual press conference on 12 January | ANI

Many good reasons to demilitarise Siachen. But India-Pakistan ties too torn to allow it

After 10 years, India has spoken about Siachen. Army chief General Naravane said that the country wasn’t opposed to demilitarisation of the glacier.

Why domestic consumers may not be enough to power India’s economy

The Covid pandemic has hollowed out India’s middle class by destroying 10 million manufacturing jobs. For the second time in history, self-reliance might prove to be a costly mistake.


File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in eastern Ladakh | ANI

These Chinese fears about India ‘choking’ key road are holding up Hot Springs disengagement

A 13-hour meeting of Indian and Chinese military commanders held last week ended without an agreement, and further talks are expected to be held.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.