The Overseas Office expressed concern over India’s name for Pakistan to be added to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) ‘blacklist’ and accused New Delhi of politicising the proceedings.
In his weekly briefing, Overseas Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal stated Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s assertion validated Pakistan’s stance that the FATF forum is being politicised by India.
“India has made a number of efforts previously as nicely to politicise at FATF,” he stated and highlighted that calculated leaks had been made to Indian media on a number of events relating to FATF proceedings which are supposed to be confidential.
He added that the Pakistani delegation had introduced the cases to the eye of the FATF president. “India’s makes an attempt to politicise the proceedings in FATF in opposition to Pakistan name into query its credentials for co-chairing and being a member of the Asia Pacific Joint Group that critiques the progress made by Pakistan to implement the FATF Motion Plan.”
With anti-Pakistan rhetoric in focus, the Indo-Pak ties have suffered for the reason that electioneering started in India.
The FO spokesperson additionally dominated out a proper assembly between the overseas ministries of the 2 neighbours countries throughout the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) moot scheduled to be held on Could 21-22 in Kyrgyzstan.
“The 2 overseas ministers could be current within the assembly and in all probability would work together amongst themselves and with different leaders. No formal assembly is, nevertheless, envisaged.”
In September 2018, the Narendra Modi-led authorities cancelled a deliberate meet between Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Swaraj on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
India’s Exterior Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj additionally snubbed Pakistan’s delegation at a casual assembly of ministers of the South Asian Affiliation for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
Earlier this 12 months, tensions between the nuclear-armed neigbours escalated after the February 14 suicide assault that killed over 40 personnel in Pulwama district.
Following the incident, the Indian Air Power (IAF) violated Pakistani airspace close to the Line of Control (LoC) and had been chased away by Pakistan Air Power (PAF) jets on February 26.
The subsequent day PAF fighter jets shot down two Indian warplanes and captured a pilot after they intruded into its airspace whereas responding to a Pakistani aerial mission on targets inside occupied Kashmir.
With the world’s attention on the subcontinent, Pakistan ‘as a goodwill gesture’ handed over to Indian authorities the captured IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman because the nuclear-armed neighbours scaled again a confrontation that has prompted world powers to induce restraint.