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Exit from FATF ‘grey list’

“The FATF welcomes Pakistan’s significant progress in improving its AML/CFT regime. Pakistan has strengthened the effectiveness of its AML/CFT regime and addressed technical deficiencies to meet the commitments of its…

FATF/Pakistan: beyond grey list

Pakistan’s trip on the list of Jurisdictions under increased monitoring maintained by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is approaching an end. The recent consolidated assessment rating by the FATF…

Getting out of the grey list

In its plenary session in October 2019, the FATF – while noting that Pakistan had made progress on 21 action plans out of 27 given by the agency – decided…

‘Grey list’ and the layman

"Washington and its European allies have co-sponsored a motion calling for the nuclear-armed nation to be placed on a 'grey list' of countries deemed to be doing too little to…

The Grey List Failure

The grey list failure

Pakistan faced an enormous foreign policy failure recently when it was placed on the ‘grey list’ of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global money laundering watchdog. The failure…

Inching towards the white list

In June 2018, the international watchdog on money-laundering and terror financing, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), placed Pakistan in its increased monitoring list (grey list) for the third time over…

Grey, grey Lahore

WHAT wonderful weather we’re having, what fresh air. Or so it would seem, to listen to Punjab’s environment minister. “In all of Punjab, there hasn’t been smog for a single…

Shades of ‘Grey’ of FATF

Task “forced”. Technicalized. Politicized. These are examples of vocabulary being used for the latest FATF decision of retaining Pakistan in grey list. The problem is that by FATF’s own evaluations…

Many shades of grey

Like the FATF grey list, Pakistan's placement on it is also grey. Yes we are, No not yet, maybe or maybe not. Finally averted? A sigh of relief; a time…

Populist authoritarianism vs Bonapartism

Popular backlash against the July 15 half-baked putsch by a smaller military clique in Turkey has created enough space for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to move much beyond his dream…