ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin said that Pakistan would exit from the grey list of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) this year as it has already achieved almost all targets set by the task force.
“We have completed 26 conditions out of 27 of the action plan,” the minister, who is in Dubai, told and termed the FATF decision as politically motivated.
It is worth mentioning that on Friday, the FATF announced that it will keep Pakistan on the grey list, while noting that significant progress has been made in completing the action items required to be removed from the list.
In a statement, the FATF said Pakistan completed 26 of the 27 action items in the 2018 Action Plan.
It encouraged Pakistan to continue making progress and to resolve one remaining item as soon as possible.
It further added since June 2021, Pakistan has taken swift steps towards improving its AML/CFT regime and completed six of the seven action items ahead of any relevant deadlines expiring.
“Pakistan should continue to work to address the one remaining item in its 2021 action plan by demonstrating a positive and sustained trend of pursuing complex money laundering investigations and prosecutions,” the statement said.