Activists protest in Paris to ensure Pak gets placed on FATF blacklist, World News

By | February 23, 2021

Activists protest in Paris to make sure Pak will get positioned on FATF blacklist, World Information

Exiled journalists, human rights activists, and Uyghurs on Tuesday gathered on the Monetary Motion Activity Pressure (FATF) headquarters in Paris to influence the anti-terror financing organisation to position Pakistan on the blacklist. 

“Now we have gathered right here exterior the FATF constructing as will probably be assembly subsequent week to debate and assessment the case of Pakistan to make it stay underneath gray checklist or put it within the black-list. The concept of protest was to collect dissidents from Balochistan, Pashtun areas, Tibet, Hong Kong and Uyghur group to construct a united entrance and to remind individuals of Pakistan-China nexus,” mentioned Taha Siddiqui, Pakistani journalist in exile and editor of South Asia press. 

“Pakistan ought to be held accountable for its continued assist to terror teams and terror financing. We’re right here to remind FATF Information and its members to not come underneath China’s stress after they meet this week,” tweeted South Asia Press responding to Taha Siddiqui’s assertion. 

Fazal Rehman Afridi, Pashtun Rights Activist mentioned, “It is essential for the worldwide group. Take a look at the case of Daniel Pearl, the terrorist who murdered him, Omar Sheikh, who has not too long ago been launched by Sindh Excessive Court docket. The human rights activists, who’re working for the rights of the individuals, are languishing in jails. So, it exhibits Pakistan’s duplicity, what the federal government is saying to the world and what really is going on. Even when they promulgate legal guidelines in opposition to terrorism, they won’t act upon it, as a result of the judiciary of Pakistan has compromised its engaged on the dictates of the army institution – it’s concerned in terror-training, terror-financing, not solely in Pakistan however within the area and around the globe.” 

“We request the worldwide group, notably the EU to look into the matter of GSP Plus, as a result of Pakistan is a state that’s financing terrorism, violating the human rights of its personal individuals. Pakistani Military is concerned in human rights violations, conflict crimes and crimes in opposition to humanity. It ought to be made accountable,” added Afridi. 

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