Will Pakistan ever make it’s land free of its “popular Terrorism status”: worries World organisations


Pakistan, the neighbour of India has again proved it’s inconsistency in curbing the activities of terrorist organizations despite repeated promises to the United Nations, India as well as failing to arrest the leaders of those ‘popular Terrorism statusoperating in it’s land. Not only India but many other global organizations including the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has expressed its concern and dismay over the country’s lack of initiation of proper methods to bring down ‘terrorism insurgence’ and ‘funding to grey-listed terrorist syndicates’ even after a couple of warnings.

Pakistan has reiterated in its statements about it’s commitment to peace and strict anti- terrorism measures but has refrained from taking stern actions on Masood Azhar, the founder of terrorist organization, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hafiz Saeed, who founded Lashkar-e- Taiba and has been linked in various anti-India operations including terrorist infiltration towards Indian soil. Both of them has been identified as ‘UN designated terrorists’ by The United Nations Security Council.

The FATF, a global watchdog committed to check money laundering along with terrorist financing operations, formed in 1989 had given 27 compliable objectives to Pakistan on October 2018 for complete adherence on monitoring terror financing and operations to be completed by October 2019. “But Pakistan has been only able to clear the 21 objectives among the 27 action measures even after getting an extension of its plans for four months by the global committee” said one of the officials of the committee. It has continuously failed to fulfill six of its highly important objectives marked by the FATF which includes immediate confiscation of Masood Azhar and Hafiz Saeed, who have been involved in many terrorist attacks in Indian land in the past as well as in the present. Pakistan’s failure among the six

objectives also includes the government’s negligent action towards all globally designated terrorists such as Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar, Lashkar-e-Taiba creator Hafiz Saeed along with its co-founder Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

So, the question remains will Pakistan stop the terrorist insurgency activities in the future in Indian soil even after having unlimited bilateral agreements between India and Pakistan? The proceedings have to be seen by the watchers of both the countries to check how its relationship evolves in the near future. Most likely the two neighbouring nations are not going to reconcile completely given Pakistan’s ignorance in accepting legitimacy towards terrorist attacks by Pakistani organizations and continuous terrorist infiltration in Indian soil, even arming Kashmiri militants against India.

Being a member of the grey list has made the country capital Islamabad, difficult to obtain funds from IMF (International Monetary Organization), World Bank etc. The country supported by Turkey, Malaysia and China has prevented it from falling in the Blacklisted group. This has angered many nations including United States, Britain, France and Germany.

The idea is to see whether Pakistan adopts stronger measures to re-develop a positive relationship with nations around the world.

By- Souravi Das

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