Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicTerror financing

Topic: Terror financing

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. 

Pakistan fails 6 of 27 obligations set by terror watchdog FATF, likely to stay on grey list

Action against Masood Azhar and Hafiz Saeed are among the 6 obligations set by FATF that Pakistan has failed to fulfil. Its performance will be reviewed at an FATF meet next week.

Pakistan is hoodwinking the world on terror funding. FATF grey list needs to go darker

Pakistan is aware of the dilemma FATF faces, and is using it to its advantage.

Why Yes Bank, IL&FS, DHFL cases can become a headache for India’s next FATF assessment

India is likely to go through its FATF country assessment early next year. Some issues could prove a sticking point, including demonetisation and crackdown on shell firms.

India to push for Pakistan’s blacklisting at FATF after Handwara & Keran terror attacks

Pakistan has to work on FATF’s 27-point action plan to come out of the ‘grey list’, but India believes it is still financing terror amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

FATF’s grey list suits Pakistan’s jihadi ambitions. It only worries entering the black list

For Pakistan, the grey list is better than the black list, especially when the country’s intent is not to shut down the jihad completely, not any time soon.

Hafiz Saeed, Mumbai attacks mastermind, arrested by Pakistan’s counter-terror dept

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, who has several cases pending against him, was travelling to Gujranwala from Lahore to appear before an anti-terrorism court when the arrest took place.

After corruption probe, J&K Bank under NIA scanner for ‘role in terror financing’

NIA zeroed in on the bank while investigating the terror-funding case of 2017, which saw the arrest of Yasin Malik and Asiya Andrabi among others.

On Camera

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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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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.
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