FATF grey-listing caused ‘$38b losses’

Pakistan was placed on the FATF “grey list” in June 2018 after it was nominated by the United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany. (Photo courtesy: @theFATF/Facebook)
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Updated 25 February 2021

FATF grey-listing caused ‘$38b losses’

February 25: The Express Tribune report by Shahbaz Rana states that Pakistan has sustained a staggering $38 billion economic losses due to the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) decision to thrice placed the country on its grey list since 2008, says a new research paper published by an independent think-tank, Tabadlab.

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Pakistan takes desperate measures to revive Belt and Road's port

Updated 14 April 2021

Pakistan takes desperate measures to revive Belt and Road's port

April 14: Nikkei Asia report by Adnan Aamir states that Pakistan's federal and regional governments are taking a series of actions, including giving the status of regional subcapital and promoting tourism, to revive the struggling town of Gwadar, whose port -- built and operated by the Chinese -- hardly receives ship calls.

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SC rejects Justice Faez petition for live streaming

Updated 14 April 2021

SC rejects Justice Faez petition for live streaming

April 14: The Nation report by Shahid Rao states that the Supreme Court of Pakistan Tuesday turned down Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s application for live streaming of the proceedings of his review petition against the SC judgment on Presidential Reference.

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Major ISKP terrorist plot in Quetta foiled, four terrorists killed

Updated 14 April 2021

Major ISKP terrorist plot in Quetta foiled, four terrorists killed

April 14: The News report by Salman Ashraf states that a big ISKP (DAESH) terrorist plot was foiled in Quetta, saving the city from a major disaster when Akram Zehri-led cell of the terrorist organisation was busted in Bolan.

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At least three killed, more than 100 arrested as TLP protest continues across Pakistan

Updated 14 April 2021

At least three killed, more than 100 arrested as TLP protest continues across Pakistan

April 14: The Express Tribune states that At least three people have been reportedly killed and more than 100 supporters of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) arrested as the right-wing party's protest entered the second day after the arrest of its chief Sahibzada Saad Hussain Rizvi a day earlier.

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Fazl asks PPP, ANP to reconsider decision of quitting PDM

Updated 14 April 2021

Fazl asks PPP, ANP to reconsider decision of quitting PDM

April 14: Dawn report by Amir Wasim states that Chief of his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman has asked the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Awami National Party (ANP) to “reconsider” their decision of quitting the opposition’s alliance and declared that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will continue its struggle to achieve its objectives even if the two parties do not return to its fold.

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