ISLAMABAD: The United States has appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
The appreciation was made during a meeting between Interior Minister Brig (retd) Ijaz Ahmad Shah and Acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells in Islamabad.
The US delegation was briefed about the significant progress on both legislative and administrative matters. It was informed that execution process has also been completed to a greater extent in this regard.
Referring to issue of illegal immigrants, the interior minister said the government had successfully managed to streamline the process to curb the menace.
Alice Wells also lauded the steps taken by Pakistan on the matter of illegal immigrants. The two sides agreed to work together for enhancing the bilateral ties.
On Oct 28, last year, reiterating its support to Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) platform, China had categorically announced that it did not want the forum to be politicized as some countries are pursuing their political agenda in a bid to blacklist Pakistan.
Talking to a group of visiting Pakistani journalists in Beijing, Deputy Director General for Policy Planning of Asian Affair in the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Yao Wen had said China stood with Pakistan and blocked any attempt to include Pakistan in the blacklist.
He had said China made it clear to the United States and India that China cannot do this and goes beyond the purpose of the FATF.