Nawaz statement on Mumbai Attacks was meant to drag Pakistan into black list of FATF: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and former foreign minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while addressing today at National Assembly said that Nawaz Sharif recent statement about the role of non-state actors using Pakistan’s soil in Mumbai Attacks was an attempt to drag Pakistan from grey list to black list by Financial Action Task Force, to be held in June.


“Nawaz is not leaving any opportunity to bring Pakistan a bad name,” Qureshi said while speaking during a session of the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Referring to Pakistan’s inclusion into the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey-list, Qureshi said, “Nawaz’s statement will take us from the grey list to the black list.”

On Saturday, a famous news outlet published an exclusive interview of Nawaz Sharif taken out by the same journalist involved in releasing exclusive story, then what became famous as “Dawn Leaks”,.

During that interview he remarked

“Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?” — a reference to the Mumbai attacks-related trials which have stalled in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.

“It’s absolutely unacceptable. This is exactly what we are struggling for. President Putin has said it. President Xi has said it,” Mr Sharif said. “We could have already been at seven per cent growth (in GDP), but we are not.”





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