Senator Rehman Malik writes letter to president FATF, demands removal of Pakistan from grey list


Islamabad: Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior Senator Abdul Rehman Malik has written a letter to Financial Action Task Force President Dr Marcus Pleyer, pleading him to remove Pakistan from FATF’s Grey List given to Indian propaganda against Pakistan exposed by Disinfolab EU as Indian chronicles.

He also thanked him for giving a relief of five months grace period to Pakistan for submission of response on FATF observations and requested to either permanently remove the name of Pakistan from the grey list of FATF, or, extend further grace period in wake of coronavirus outbreak to enable the country to exercise our full potential against the pandemic. He expressed that the COVID19 pandemic has already damaged Pakistani economy tremendously and the restrictions imposed because of FATA Grey List are further hampering our economy.

Senator A. Rehman Malik made the letter public while addressing a press conference and said that UN report on terrorism has warned that there are a significant number of ISIS terrorists in two states of India, namely Kerala and Karnataka and proven facts that India is financing and supporting terrorism, yet FATF so far has initiated no action while merely based on propaganda Pakistan is placed in grey list.

Senator Rehman Malik in his letter to FATF President writes “FATF’s restrictions are negatively impacting the lives of ordinary people of Pakistan, I once again request you to please dismiss the complaint against Pakistan as it was manoeuvred by India for its political vendetta against Pakistan, which has now been fully exposed by Disinfolab EU as to how India made fake, baseless and venomous propaganda to harm the reputation of Pakistan.” The background work of Indian propaganda based on criminal activities of Indian government stands fully exposed which you may like to refer and peruse on the Disnfolab official website, he adds.

Senator Rehman Malik writes that he hopes FATF in its upcoming meeting will examine the Indian misconduct and he also hopeful that the complainant country USA will also reconsider to withdraw this complaint as Pakistan has been falsely framed into money laundering without evidence and basis. “The criminal forgery by India against Pakistan regarding its alleged involvement in money laundering needs your impartial review to decide to withdraw Pakistan from the Grey List”, he writes.
He further writes that Pakistan is suffering heavily from COVID-19 pandemic and many other factors have contributed to adversely affecting its economy.

Senator Rehman Malik in his letter to FATF President has elaborated that the disclosures made by DisinfoLab have now made it clear that Pakistan was made a victim of a hybrid war launched by India for the sake of its political vendetta against my country. He writes that rather, Pakistan had made significant contributions towards achieving world peace by participating in US war on terror and fight against money laundering. Even though, Pakistan is suffering heavily for having committed no alleged crime but for helping the international community, he expressed.

He added that people of Pakistan are rightly upset to note that despite losing seventy thousand innocent lives, fighting for the US war on terror and against money laundering, instead of appreciating its contribution to the world peace, the international community including FATF are treating Pakistan unkindly and unjustly.

At end of his letter, Senator A. Rehman Malik has plead that in view of the above mentioned real hard facts and our heavy economic sufferings, he earnestly appeals to take the name of Pakistan out of the Grey List of FATF, as continuously keeping our nation on the grey list, without any cogent reasons as it was manoeuvred by India, will further cause irreversible loss to our economy and reputation.

On the Broadsheet scandal, Senator Rehman Malik said that Broadsheet scandal has landed the country in an embarrassing situation, exposing our legal and inability to handle the issues going on in foreign courts. Instead of hunting stolen money by some Pakistanis, Broadsheet, unfortunately, hunted Pakistan itself and now Pakistan has been forced to pay Broadsheet instead of getting the assets recovered, he added. He said that the Broadsheet owners/claimants deserve to be in jail rather than being the beneficiary of $28 million from our national exchequer and our government must move a case for criminal proceedings against them.