Legislation is necessary to exit gray list: Shah Mahmood

Legislation is necessary to exit gray list: Shah Mahmood


MULTAN: Federal Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that legislation is necessary to get out of the gray list and 8 bills have been prepared regarding Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Referring to the Financial Task Force, Shah Mahmood said that we got the gray list from the previous government, we need legislation to get out of there. He said we have consulted 8 laws of FATF with the Ministry of Finance while India is trying its best to blacklist Pakistan.

Federal Minister said that corruption free Pakistan is needed by all. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) have not been able to improve National Accountability Bureau (NAB) rules for 10 years.

He said that a bill has also been prepared to modify the rules of the National Bank. All bills have been sent to the opposition for negotiation. There will be a meeting with the opposition on Monday to see what progress has been made. He added that Pakistan without corruption is what we all need.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said at a press conference in Multan that the country’s coronavirus infections are gradually decreasing.

The government’s strategy of smart lock-in during the coronavirus has been successful, and the world also appreciates our efforts to contain the infection.

Shah Mahmood said that experts said the government does not seem to be satisfied with the management of the coronavirus. They pointed out the actual impact of the Sindh provincial government and its strict blockade, and questioned why Punjab and the central government are not doing this. do.

Qureshi said that our smart locking strategy has proven to be effective, and the world is already following it today. The vision put forward by Imran Khan is followed by many countries in the world today.

According to the minister, according to expert analysis, by July 30, Pakistan will have 1.2 million patients infected with the coronavirus and about 50,000 deaths. Thank God, God has safeguarded the safety of Pakistan. There are no 1.2 million patients and no 50,000 deaths, but we are still deeply saddened by what happened, and we want to express our sympathy to the affected families.

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs also stated that the Vice-Chancellor of Nystal Medical University Multan has died of the epidemic. I pray for Allah to forgive him and others who died from this epidemic, and to give their families patience.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs said that our infection rate is gradually decreasing, and the death toll is gradually decreasing. The pressure on people in hospitals and ventilators is decreasing, and God is willing, we are close to eradicating this disease.

However, he said, we still call on the people to continue to be cautious. Eid-ul-Adha is coming soon. We ask you to be careful for yourself and your family, because the slightest negligence will cause the coronavirus cases to rise to new heights.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that we must face the next challenge in the month of Moharram, and there will be mourning. We fully respect it and realize its importance, but we require religious guests, including pastors and elders, to follow standard operating procedures (SOP) and cooperate to protect the people.

When answering a question, he said that he hoped that in the upcoming Punjab State budget, a separate booklet for South Punjab should be prepared in the annual development plan. Practical steps are being taken to establish the South Punjab Secretariat.

The Federal Foreign Minister went on to say that we are requesting the establishment of a separate public service committee for Southern Punjab. It takes time to become a province, and we do not have a two-thirds majority.

He said that southern Punjab will solve the problems of the people. Few people will decide the capital of Southern Punjab. This decision will be made based on actual conditions. He said, I think the provincial capital should be Multan.

The Minister said that we are grateful to the Prime Minister and Chief Minister of Punjab for the progress made in establishing a new province.

Speaking of occupied Kashmir, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the Indian army’s atrocities at IOJ&K continued and the mosque was locked in the valley. As the enemy continues to violate the line of control (LoC), the situation gets worse.

In response to another question, the Federal Foreign Secretary said that at the invitation of Pakistan, the President-elect of the United Nations General Assembly will arrive in Pakistan on Sunday.

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