Islamabad: Bad news has surfaced from the French capital Paris for Pakistan on Thursday. After a three-day financial action task force (FATF) meeting here, it has been decided that Pakistan will be placed on the grey list by April 2022. Pakistan was first listed in June 2018. Since then he has tried to come out of the list several times and failed every time.
Pakistan was put on the list for failing to curb financial assistance and money laundering to terrorist organizations. Pakistan was given an action plan with 27 points by FATF. By October 2019, Pakistan was to work accordingly. 6 more points were later added to this plan. Pakistan fails at 4 points from the start. The points at which Pak has not been able to take any action include investigating and taking action against the leaders of terrorist organizations announced by the United Nations.
This mainly includes Hafiz Saeed, chief of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, and Masood Azhar, the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed. While Hafiz Saeed is the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, Masood Azhar is the mastermind of the 2016 Pathankot and then the 2019 Pulwama terror attacks.