Financial Action Task Force: News

11 Jul 2023

Sanjay Mishra

SC cancels ED chief's extension, sets deadline for new appointment 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday canceled Enforcement Directorate (ED) chief Sanjay Kumar Mishra's third extension of tenure, terming it "illegal."

25 Oct 2020

Pakistan Army

Pakistan unlikely to avoid FATF's grey-list next year: Indian officials

Turkey was the only country of the 39 members of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) batting for Pakistan's removal from the terror financing watchdog's grey list.

24 Oct 2020


FATF Paris Plenary: Pakistan remains on grey-list; Turkey backs Islamabad

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its grey list after the country failed to fully comply with a 27-point action plan given to it.

22 Aug 2020

Dawood Ibrahim

Pakistan admits Dawood Ibrahim lives in Karachi, releases his address

The Pakistan government on Saturday admitted that Dawood Ibrahim, who is among India's most wanted, lives in Karachi.

Imran Khan seeks India-Pakistan mediation by US: Trump told Modi

During his two day visit to India earlier this week, United States President Donald Trump held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over ironing out a bilateral trade deal between the two nations.

21 Feb 2020

Indian Army

FATF keeps Pakistan on greylist, gives a four-month deadline

Pakistan has got yet another extension from the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

18 Feb 2020

Pakistan News

Pakistan poised to remain on terror watchdog FATF's 'gray list'

The global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its 'gray list', informed sources told the news agency ANI.

18 Feb 2020


Masood Azhar not missing, holed up near Bahawalpur headquarters: Reports

Before the terror-watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) could take a decision on blacklisting Pakistan, Islamabad informed that wanted terrorist Masood Azhar, who is the head of the proscribed organization Jaish-e-Mohammed, has gone missing.

12 Feb 2020

Pakistan News

Hafiz Saeed convicted in two cases, gets five years imprisonment

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore convicted Hafiz Saeed in two cases of terror financing and sentenced him to five and a half years of jail in both matters. A fine of Rs. 15,000 for each case was also levied on him.

18 Oct 2019


Pakistan to remain in FATF 'grey list' till February 2020

After speculations over its black-listing, Pakistan will now remain in the "grey list" of the global terror funding watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF), until a new deadline of February 2020.

15 Oct 2019

Pakistan News

FATF may put Pakistan on "dark grey list"

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will soon decide Pakistan's fate, and things aren't looking great for the country.

14 Oct 2019

Pakistan News

Before FATF decision, US asks Pakistan to prosecute Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan is going through a tough time as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will soon decide whether it will keep the country on its greylist or downgrade it to the dreaded blacklist.

13 Oct 2019

Pakistan News

Has Pakistan curbed terror financing? FATF to decide soon

Pakistan, already having a bad reputation for encouraging terrorism in its land, is facing a testing time.

07 Oct 2019


FATF notes Pakistan's actions against terrorism haven't been enough

The global-watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) gave Pakistan months to act strongly against terrorism, but the country failed to do so.

26 Sep 2019


Hafiz Saeed allowed to use bank account for "monthly expenses"

Pakistan had knocked on United Nations Security Council's doors with a peculiar request related to terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

23 Sep 2019

Pakistan News

Pakistan's running out of time, could be blacklisted by FATF

It seems time is not in Pakistan's favor and the country could soon land in its worst-ever crisis. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global watchdog of terror financing, might downgrade Pakistan from its greylist and put it on the blacklist.

22 Sep 2019

Pakistan News

Pakistan airline operated over 80 flights with 0 passengers: Report

In an explicable blooper, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operated 46 regular flights without any passengers on board, from the Islamabad airport during 2016-17, revealed the national carrier's audit report.

23 Aug 2019

World Bank

FATF's Asia Pacific arm blacklists Pakistan for not curbing terror-funding

In a big setback for Pakistan, the Asia Pacific division of global terror watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has put the country on its blacklist over its failure to curb terror financing.

04 Jul 2019


Facing pressure, Pakistan books Hafiz Saeed for 'terror financing'

Amid global pressure to act against home-grown terrorism, Pakistani authorities on Wednesday booked Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, for terrorism financing.

22 Jun 2019


Act against terrorism or face consequences: FATF warns Pakistan

It seems the global terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has had enough of Pakistan's incompetence.

03 May 2019


After Azhar's listing, Pakistan seeks time to act against terror

After Masood Azhar's listing as UN-designated terrorist, Pakistan has sought more time from Paris-based terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to act on terrorism.

No evidence of Pakistan dismantling terror infrastructure, says ex-envoy Haqqani

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's recent statement promising an end of support to terror groups does not reflect a change of policy and is motivated by the fear of getting blacklisted by the global terror-financing watchdog FATF, the country's former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani, has said.

FATF slams Pakistan over terror funding but doesn't blacklist it

Much to Pakistan's relief, global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force on Friday didn't put the country on the blacklist but condemned the Pulwama attack in strong words.

30 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

#G20Summit: PM Modi to discuss Pakistan-terror, could meet Trump

At the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) on Friday.

28 Oct 2018


How Pakistan's poor are becoming 'penniless billionaires'

Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan has vouched to end money laundering in the country, but before that happens thousands of poor have become victims of it.

09 Oct 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan: FATF team to examine steps taken against terror financing

A second team of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is in Pakistan to hold meetings with top officials to discuss the measures taken by the country to counter terror financing after it was added in the 'grey list' for providing monetary assistance to terrorists.

21 Sep 2018

US State Department

Pakistan militant outfits LeT, JeM continue to pose threat: US

The US has said the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant groups continue to pose a regional threat and that Pakistan didn't adequately address America's concerns on terrorism in 2017.

30 Jun 2018

Pakistan News

India lauds FATF's 'grey listing' of Pakistan for terror financing

Days after Paris-based watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), 'grey listed' Pakistan for its failure to curb terror financing, India, on Saturday, said that it hoped Islamabad would take appropriate action to address international terrorism concerns.

08 Apr 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan prepares bill to ban Hafiz Saeed, JuD, other terrorists

Pakistan is reportedly working on a draft bill to permanently ban Hafiz Saeed-led JuD and other terror groups and individuals already on the watchlist of the interior ministry.

03 Apr 2018

Pakistan News

US designates Hafiz Saeed's party as terrorist organization

In a notable move, the US on Monday designated Lashkar-e-Taiba's political front, the Milli Muslim League (MML), as a terrorist organization. Simultaneously, seven top officials of the MML have also been labeled Specially Designated Global Terrorists.

09 Mar 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan court clears way for registration of Saeed's political party

The Islamabad High Court on Thursday set aside a decision by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to reject the application of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Milli Muslim League (MML) as a political party.

23 Feb 2018

Pakistan News

International anti-money-laundering body to put Pakistan on grey-list for terror-financing

The global anti-money laundering watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), is reportedly going to put Pakistan back on its grey list of nations that fail to prevent terror-financing and money laundering.

22 Feb 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan gets three-month reprieve from inclusion in terrorist-financing watch-list

Pakistan has momentarily succeeded in escaping inclusion in the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) grey list. This list includes countries that are deemed non-compliant with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations.

16 Feb 2018


Pakistan takes over Hafiz Saeed's seminary, dispensaries

It seems US's pressure tactics against Pakistan have worked. The latter has finally started cracking down on charities run by Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

01 Jan 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan plans to take over Hafiz Saeed's charities

Pakistan's government has planned to seize the control of charities and financial assets linked to Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed. Earlier, Washington had designated Saeed as a terrorist.