Ahsan Iqbal says any move to place Pakistan in grey list will be counterproductive


ISLAMABAD Feb 17 (TNS): Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says any move to place Pakistan in the “grey list” by the international community will be counter-productive and undermine the extensive work that Pakistan has carried out under National Action Plan to thwart terrorism.

He stated this during a meeting with his Norwegian counterpart Sylvia Listaug and State Secretary Halvorsen in Oslo.

Highlighting the role and sacrifices made by Pakistan on the fight against terrorism, the minister called upon Norway’s support at the upcoming meeting of the Financial Action Task Force in Paris.

Earlier, he interacted with a large number of Pakistani-Norwegians at an event organized by Pakistan Embassy in Oslo.

Talking to them, the Minister said Pakistan is ranked among the fastest emerging economies in Asia.

He said the country has become one of the top five economies in the world which have shown the highest growth rate in the last five years.

The Minister said major infrastructure projects related to CPEC are being completed in line with the policy of economic integration of the region.