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Insertion into 'grey list' was expected : FO.

Islamabad -- 'Inclusion of Pakistan into grey list of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is not unexpected, but by executing their action plan, the country can be excluded from the list'.

Foreign Office's Spokesperson, Dr Mohammad Faisal said this during the weekly press briefing on Thursday. He said that FTAF informed in February that Pakistan would be included in their grey list.

'Now the talks between Pakistan and FTAF are underway on the future plan of action. We would have to ensure its execution. In the past we came out from the list on the basis of our performance', he added.

He said that all segments of the society enjoy full rights in Pakistan given by the constitution of the country. Why European Union is not watching the atrocities and human rights violation in Indian occupied Kashmir. EU should take measures in accordance with the report of United Nation in this regard.

The FO spokesperson said that Pakistan fully supports all actions taken for the reconciliation and peace in Afghanistan . Afghan Taliban should accept the cease fire offer and all the Afghan groups should sit on the negotiation table. Pakistan would facilitate all steps taken by Afghan leadership for peaceful settlement.

He said that the statement of General Nickelson regarding Pakistan is contrary to the facts .Pakistan is extending full support to the peace process in Afghanistan.

Responding a question, Faisal said that the resignation of National Security Advisor , Lt. Gen.(R)Nasir Janjua would not affect the talks between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

'We took a sigh of relief on the death of Mullah Fazal Ullah , who had martyred several innocent citizens including women and children in terrorists' activities in Pakistan', spokesman concluded

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Publication:The Messenger (Karachi, Pakistan)
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Date:Jun 29, 2018
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