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International cash laundering watchdog retains Pakistan on terrorism financing ‘gray listing’

FILE PHOTO: The FATF (Financial Action Task Force) logo is seen during a press conference following a plenary session at the OECD headquarters in Paris, France, on October 18, 2019. REUTERS / Charles Platiau

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced on Thursday that it would put Pakistan on its terrorist financing “gray list”.

Speaking at an online press conference from Paris, FATF President Marcus Pleyer said Islamabad has made progress but has not yet finalized its action plan to address shortcomings in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.

Reporting by Gibran Peshimam in Karachi; Adaptation by Hugh Lawson