Senator A. Rehman Malik writes to secretary general UNO urging him to play his role to remove Pakistan from fatf’s grey list in wake of coronavirus pandemic


Islamabad: March 27, 2020 (TNS): It was great pleasure to have met you in Islamabad during your great historic visit to Pakistan. I am grateful for giving me very patient hearing on the long outstanding pending issue of Kashmir in UNO in the meeting.
I am now taking the liberty to forward a letter which I have written to the President FATF requesting him to remove Pakistan from grey list as presently we are fighting with coronavirus and the country is facing financial hurdles due to name of Pakistan in the grey list of FATF especially in importing the medical equipment and other related material.

Pakistan has already undertaken numerous actions in compliance of FATF instructions in this regard which have been recognised by the member states.
In view of the ongoing pandemic of COVID 19 and hardships being faced by us at present, I as parliamentarian and as the Chairman of Senate Standing Committee on Interior, request and urge you in the interest of humanity to kindly forward this attached request of mine to the President of FATF, France with your recommendation to immediately remove the name of Pakistan from the grey list.
I would like to put on record your excellent services for Afghan refugees where I have seen your great work myself as Former Interior Minister and I remember my great interactions with you.
Kindly help my country by supporting us for this right cause as Pakistan is facing discrimination by FATF.
Looking forward to visit you soon and I join you in the prayers that may God keep all of us save from this on-going pandemic of corona virus.