US blacklists dozens of Chinese firms including SMIC, DJI

WASHINGTON: The United States added dozens of Chinese companies, including the country’s top chipmaker SMIC and Chinese drone manufacturer SZ DJI Technology to a trade blacklist. The move is seen as the latest in Trump’s President Donald Trump’s administration efforts

Another FATF reprieve

Despite the high expectations ahead of the plenary session, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to retain Pakistan on its grey list of anti-money laundering and terror financing regimes. The decision is not entirely surprising as Pakistan has

US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

NEW YORK: A US government panel has called for India to be put on a religious freedom blacklist over a “drastic” downturn under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom recommends but does not set policy. 

Pakistan has made efforts in improving counter-terror financing: China

BEIJING: The Chinese foreign ministry on Friday said a majority of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) members recognised Pakistan’s efforts in improving its counter-terrorism financing (CTF) regime and will continue offering assistance in this regard. Addressing the regular press conference,

Blacklisting Rao Anwar

The notorious former police officer Rao Anwar is once again in the spotlight and the implications could be serious. The United States has blacklisted Anwar, among eighteen individuals worldwide, for human rights violations and imposed economic sanctions upon them. According

US blacklists Rao Anwar for serious human rights abuses

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday blacklisted former Malir senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rao Anwar for engaging in serious human rights abuses. The US Treasury Department said Anwar carried out alleged fake police encounters in which scores of individuals

FATF’s final deadline

There should be no rejoicing over the recent meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris during which Pakistan escaped a blacklist on anti-money and counter-terrorism financing standards. Rather it was a sigh of relief that Pakistan was

Moment of truth at FATF

A crucial meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has commenced in Paris where Pakistan’s fate hangs in the balance. Either our nation will be blacklisted for inadequate measures against money laundering and terror financing or remain on the

Delhi trying to bankrupt Pakistan: PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that India is trying to push Pakistan in Financial Action Task Force’s blacklist. India is working on an agenda of monetarily drying Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan said to Al Jazeera in an

Pakistani delegation led by Azhar set to meet FATF’s APG

Bangkok: Pakistan delegation led by Minister for Economic Affairs Division Hammad Azhar will hold talks with the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Asia Pacific Group (APG) in Bangkok on Monday. The delegation will seek a final evaluation of Pakistani anti-money