The Foreign Office (FO) said on Monday that India’s statement on Pakistan’s grey-listing by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has vindicated Pakistan’s longstanding stance on New Delhi’s negative role in this regard.
FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri’s remarks came as he responded to media queries on the Indian external affairs minister’s statement about the country ‘ensuring’ that Pakistan remained on the grey list of the FATF.
“Indian statement not only exposes its true colors but also vindicates Pakistan’s longstanding stance on India’s negative role in FATF,” the spokesperson said.
“Pakistan has always been highlighting to the international community the politicization of FATF and undermining of its processes by India. The recent Indian statement is just further corroboration of its continued efforts to use an important technical forum for its narrow political designs against Pakistan,” he added.
The spokesperson further noted that while Pakistan has been sincerely and constructively engaged with the FATF during the implementation of the action plan, India has left no stone unturned in casting doubts on Pakistan’s progress through disgraceful means.