Pakistan’s removal from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) “Grey List” in October 2022 raised expectations for the country to comply with international standards and halt support for terrorism. However, recent developments have cast doubts on Islamabad’s commitment to fulfilling its promises.
Concerns have been raised regarding Pakistan’s efforts to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and the implementation of effective control measures. The international community is closely monitoring Pakistan’s progress in meeting its obligations. The continued presence of terrorist organizations and their activities within Pakistan has fueled skepticism about the country’s counterterrorism efforts.
It remains crucial for Pakistan to demonstrate genuine commitment and take concrete actions to address these concerns and uphold its international obligations. The FATF and member countries will continue to assess Pakistan’s progress and determine appropriate measures accordingly.