Pakistan to achieve all targets regarding FATF: FM Qureshi.


MULTAN -- :Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday that the incumbent government would achieve all targets of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to get the country out of grey list.

Talking to journalists here at Iron Market, he said that India failed to push Pakistan into FATF black list and added that the country had been given various tasks till February 2020. He said that the incumbent government would achieve all the targets and bring the country out of grey list. He said that India was facing crises as the world had neglected their viewpoint and international civil society pointed out curfew and human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ and K).

He said that the FATF recognized the steps taken by the incumbent government to control money laundering and terror financing. He urged the Opposition parties to avoid any steps which could strengthen the Indian point of view. He said that India had occupied Kashmir on Oct 27 and Pakistan would observe that date as the Black Day.

Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that all arrangements had been finalized to open Kartarpur Corridor and Prime Minister Imran Khan would inaugurate the facility on Nov 9. He said that India was reluctant to open the Corridor, but agreed later on due to public pressure from Indian Punjab and India would arrange a ceremony regarding Kartarpur Corridor on Nov 8. He said that daily 5,000 Sikh pilgrims would visit Pakistan through Kartarpur Corridor. He said that Sikh pilgrims caravans were ready to visit their religious places in Pakistan and waiting for inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor.

He said that Pakistan had invited former prime minister of India Manmohan Singh as chief guest at the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor, but he sent a letter in which he said that he would participate as a common man instead of a chief guest.

To a question, Qureshi said that the country's economy was strengthening day by day and export had increased to 5.9 per cent while a decrease of 11 to 13 per cent had been witnessed in import. He said that Pakistani currency was stable as the US dollar was being sold at Rs 155. He said that next phase is to speed up development and progress in the country.

The Foreign Minister maintained that the government was trying to control inflation.

He said that British royal couple went back to their...

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