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FBM spokesperson says FATF must blacklist Pakistan for promoting religious extremism and drug smuggling FATF

FBM spokesperson says FATF must blacklist Pakistan for promoting religious extremism and drug smuggling

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Sep 2020, 07:05 pm

Quetta: Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) spokesperson Gamshaad Baloch has said Pakistan is still promoting religious extremism in occupied Balochistan, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, urging the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to not overlook the current wave of religious violence in the nation.

In a statement, he said on September 13, the religious foot soldiers of the Pakistan army, Sabah-e-Sahaba, armed with machine guns, attacked the peaceful protesting camp of Voice for Missing Persons of Sindhi & Baloch missing persons in Karachi in which several men and women were injured.

The videos and photos of this attack, now viral on social media, show that fanatic members of Sipah e Sahaba, the armed wing of Jamaat-e-Islami were brazenly attacking the secular Baloch and Sindhi human rights activists whose loved ones disappeared, reports ANI.

FBM spokesperson was quoted as saying by ANI that just eight days ago on September 12, Jamaat-e-Islami, the mother organisation of all religious extremism forces across the world, held a rally in Karachi in which sectarian slogans were raised against another religious sect of Islam! It showed that Pakistan didn't abandon its policy of promoting religious extremism in the region to advance its deep state agenda of Punjab's monopoly over resources of Baloch, Sindhis, and Pashtun nations.

FBM spokesperson urged the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that it must not overlook the current wave of religious violence Pakistan has unleashed against the peaceful secular people of Balochistan Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He further maintained that Pakistan Army & ISI are earning billions of dollars through drug smuggling. Unfortunately, the international community and the FATF are overlooking this source of black money because Pakistan has deceptively termed drugs smuggling money as remittances it receives from its overseas citizens from Europe America and the Gulf States.'

As a policy-making body, the FATF works to generate the necessary political will to bring about national legislative and regulatory reforms in these areas.

FATF placed Pakistan in the grey list in June 2018 and asked for compliance of 27 action plans to come out from the scrutiny list until Sept 2019.

Pakistan has so far been given three times extension of three months, every time to comply with 27 action points, The News International reported.

Out of 27 points, the FATF had declared Pakistan fully compliant on 14 points and now there is the deadline of October 2020 for complying with the remaining 13 points, reported the Pakistani newspaper.