‘Terror financing’: FO says UK move to include Pakistan among high-risk countries not fact based


Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said on Monday that the United Kingdom’s decision to include Pakistan in the list of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing High-Risk Countries was not based on facts.

In a statement issued from Islamabad, Chaudhri expressed the hope that the “UK would review its regulations in light of facts on ground and avoid politically motivated and misplaced measures.”

A day earlier, it had emerged that the UK had added Pakistan to the list of 21 countries that were part of Schedule 3ZA (High Risk Countries) under its Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (High-Risk Countries) Regulations 2021.

Responding to the move on Monday, Chaudhry said in a statement that “Pakistan has a robust AML [anti-money laundering]/CFT [combatting the financing of terrorism]regime in place.”

Sources: https://www.dawn.com/news/1617835/terror-financing-fo-says-uk-move-to-include-pakistan-among-high-risk-countries-not-fact-based

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