US Congressman wants to name Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism

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A top Republican lawmaker has urged the Trump administration to immediately designate Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism and terminate its non-NATO ally status, asserting that Islamabad consistently defends Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and condemns US’ counterterrorism efforts.

Congressman Ted Poe said in the House of Representatives that Pakistan will not receive any financial support from the US if terrorists continue to live safely in the country.

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Asia Pacific Group has demanded more action from Pakistan to put an end to money laundering and giving financial assistance to terrorists.

Pakistan and FATF’s Asia Pacific delegation recently held talks for a week and half in the capital.

According to sources, the FATF has demanded Pakistan to ‘do more’ in terms of stopping money laundering. The organisation has also expressed satisfaction over the progress made by Pakistan so far in this regard.

In the last meeting today, the FATF delegation held talks with Pakistani officials and presented them an initial report.

Sources said that the group will provide Pakistan the first report until November 19 and visit Pakistan in March or April 2019.