Former Interior Minister and Chairman Institute of Research and Reforms (IRR) Senator A. Rehman Malik has urged the President Financial Action Task Force President Dr. Marcus Pleyer to investigate the confessional statement of Indian Foreign Minister by a special team of FATF to expose the further truth.
He has also requested to review the decision of placing Pakistan on FATF’s grey list which the Indian foreign minister has already termed to be taken under Indian political pressure and influence.
He said that it was noted by the world that despite fulfilling 26 out of 27 FATF demands, FATF did not take the name of Pakistan out of its grey list.
He writes “I am on record with FATF that India is behind keeping Pakistan in ‘Grey List’ duly complained by the USA and I had earlier apprehended that FATF was not going to take Pakistan out of its grey list due to political pressure and influence by some countries”.
He said that this secret of keeping Pakistan continuously in the FATF’s grey list has been unveiled by the Indian Foreign Minister’s confessional statement wherein he has stated that Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by Narendra Modi ensured that Pakistan remained on the ‘grey list’ of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and due to us, Pakistan is under the lens of FATF and it was kept on the grey list.
The former interior minister said that Indian foreign minister’s confessional statement vindicates Pakistan’s firm stance that FATF is being politically influenced and has fallen for the negative propaganda by India against Pakistan.
The Indian Foreign Minister’s statement also proves the politicization and partialism of FATF, he added.
He writes that the confession of the Indian foreign minister has raised a big question on the integrity and transparency of FATF and the claim of the Indian foreign minister confirms the Indian involvement in pushing Pakistan into the grey list.
Senator Rehman Malik writes “I would also like to express that despite clear evidence of involvement in terror financing, money laundering, and even in heinous crimes of nuclear proliferation, India is being spared and no legal Substantive action is being taken against it by FATF”.