312 Sikh foreigners removed from post-militancy ‘adverse list’

News:Government has removed the names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals from the local adverse lists commonly known as ‘Black Lists’. Facts: About Black list: Black list is maintained by Indian Embassies in different countries and posts abroad. It contains a list of Indian-origin people who have taken asylum i.e right to international protection in this… Continue reading 312 Sikh foreigners removed from post-militancy ‘adverse list’

Terror funding watchdog FATF Asia-Pacific Group ‘blacklists’ Pakistan

Asia Pacific group(APG) has placed Pakistan on its Blacklist for its failure in meeting the required global standards and combating terrorism and money laundering.  Pakistan was non-compliant in 32 of the 40 Compliance Parameters on Money Laundering & Terror Financing and was low in 10 of the 11 Effectiveness Parameters. In June 2018,Financial Action Task… Continue reading Terror funding watchdog FATF Asia-Pacific Group ‘blacklists’ Pakistan

FATF Asia-Pacific Group may blacklist Pakistan

The Asia Pacific Group(APG) may put Pakistan on an enhanced blacklist as the country has failed to meet global standards on money laundering and terror financing. In June 2018,Financial Action Task Force(FATF) had already greylisted Pakistan for failing to curb anti-terror financing. However,the two processes are separate as APG blacklisting status would impair Pakistan’s chances… Continue reading FATF Asia-Pacific Group may blacklist Pakistan

Blacklisting Pakistan absolutely a possibility:FATF president

The Financial Action Task Force(FATF) has said that Pakistan could be put on the watchdog’s blacklist if the country fails to fulfill its anti terror action plan. FATF President said that Pakistan has already missed two deadlines and decision in this regard would be taken in October 2019 where Pakistan will be assessed on the… Continue reading Blacklisting Pakistan absolutely a possibility:FATF president

FATF warns Pakistan, but keeps it off the blacklist

Pakistan has managed to avoid being placed on the Financial Action Task Force(FATF) blacklist following support from China,Turkey and Malaysia. The FATF charter mandates support of at least three member states to avoid the blacklisting.However,FATF has said that Pakistan will be blacklisted if it fails to complete its action plan by October 2019. Once a… Continue reading FATF warns Pakistan, but keeps it off the blacklist

Black or grey: What next for Pakistan at FATF?

The Financial Action Task Force(FATF) will hold its Plenary and Working Group meeting from 16th June,2019. The plenary could take up a proposal to downgrade Pakistan to the blacklist on terrorist financing from its current greylisted status. Pakistan has been under the FATF’s scanner since June,2018 when it was put on the greylist for terror… Continue reading Black or grey: What next for Pakistan at FATF?

Pakistan faces FATF blacklist

The Asia Pacific Group(APG) has conveyed to Pakistan that its action plans on terrorist groups were inadequate after it was grey-listed by the Financial Action Task Force(FATF) for terror financing. APG has said that Pakistan has time until September,2019 to either comply with the demands made by FATF members or it could be blacklisted.The blacklisting… Continue reading Pakistan faces FATF blacklist

Home Ministry has done away with Black Lists of Indian-origin people: Officials

The Home Ministry has decided to discard its ‘Black List’ of Indian-origin people. The list mostly comprised the names of people belonging to the Sikh Community who had taken asylum abroad under the plea of alleged persecution in India. The Blacklist was maintained by Indian missions and posts abroad. Those who were in the Blacklist… Continue reading Home Ministry has done away with Black Lists of Indian-origin people: Officials