FATF during its plenary in November last year had asked Islamabad to submit a compliance report on the action it took against Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawah at the upcoming plenary in Paris, where the intergovernmental body is scheduled to meet from February 18 to 23.
Pakistan, which of late has been under tremendous pressure to rein in terror groups operating from its soil, last week amended its Constitution paving the way for proscription of Jamat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed.
The amendment it is believed is a preparation to complete the compliance report, which Pakistan will be submitting to FATF later this month.
Last week, Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain had signed an ordinance amending the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
The promulgation of the ordinance will make it possible to proscribe terror outfits and individuals such Hafiz Saeed’s JuD and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) and thus end the inconsistency by bringing terror entities currently listed by Islamabad and entities who are on the UNSC list on the same page.
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