Ajit Doval: Pakistan under biggest pressure from FATF
Pakistan is under a lot of pressure at the Financial Action Task Force meeting, currently under way in Paris, to rein in terror groups operating from its soil, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said on Monday.
New Delhi: Pakistan is under a lot of pressure at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting, currently under way in Paris, to rein in terror groups operating from its soil, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said on Monday.
Doval, who was addressing a meeting of the chiefs of the Anti Terrorism Squads (ATS), said the biggest pressure on Pakistan comes from the functionaries of the FATF.
National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval in Delhi: One of the biggest pressures that has come on Pakistan today is because of the proceedings of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), it has created so much pressure on them that probably no other action could have done. pic.twitter.com/OMilhPzScX— ANI (@ANI) October 14, 2019
In the present context no country can afford to go for a war as the financial and human costs are huge and no one is sure about victory, he said.
"Pakistan has been using terrorism as the instrument of state policy," he said.
Terrorism is a low cost sustainable option which may damage enemies to a great extent, Doval said in a reference to Pakistan.
The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system. (PTI)