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Rehman Malik says FATF grey-listing ‘influenced by Indian propaganda against Pakistan’

Senator Rehman Malik on Monday “strongly condemned” the decision of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of placing Pakistan in its grey list terming it biased and fully influenced by Indian propaganda against Pakistan, ARY News reported.

In his opening remarks during a meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Interior, Reham Malik said that Indian government is openly supporting and financing RSS- Indian terrorist organization involved in violence against Muslims in Indian Occupied Kashmir and other parts of the country yet India is not being included in such list and not being condemned by International rights organizations.

The former interior minister, however, added that “the government must take adequate measures acceptable to the FATF so that the country could be removed from the grey list before its adverse impact.”

He observed that Pakistan is the country that has given most sacrifices in war on terror but still the “world is appeasing the India lobby”.

The senate committee also took strong notice of the FATF move and condemned the act by terming it “a mischievous act of Indian lobby”.

The committee was given detailed briefings by DIG South Karachi about pelting on procession of Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and by DIG Islamabad Police about the threat alert on NAB Headquarters and increased security arrangements in its wake.

Senator A. Rehman Malik said that the committee is concerned about escalating threats to political leadership of the country and ensuring their security is the responsibility of Federal and Provincial governments.

He said pelting stones on Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s rally shows that there were serious security lapses which cannot be ignored in prevailing situation.

Malik directed Ministry of Interior to share the security measures and plans with the committee it has taken for the security of heads of political parties, voters, candidates, polling vicinities and for the full proof protections of those politicians for whim security threat alerts have been issued.

Committee expressed dissatisfaction over the Police report on the incident of pelting on Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s rally and directed the IG Police Sindh to submit a comprehensive report on the incident in the next meeting wherein a representative of PPP will also be attending the meeting.

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