Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said that India was utilising all means to place Pakistan on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) blacklist.
“India is still in constant contact with some countries and with their help, it is trying to put Pakistan on the FATF blacklist,” said the foreign minister while speaking to media in Islamabad.
Qureshi’s comment comes as a Pakistani delegation visits Paris on Monday to present a compliance report before the FATF. Minister for Economic Affairs Division Hammad Azhar is heading the delegation.
“Pakistan will represent its point of view before the FATF. Some powers want a war in the region [South Asia] which it cannot afford to have.”
Referring to the escalating conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the foreign minister maintained that, “Pakistan does not want more bloodshed in the region and this is the reason why Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to reach out to Saudi Arabia and Iran himself.”
Elaborating on the visit further, the foreign minister said the premier’s meeting with the Iranian president was cordial.
“PM Imran will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its top leadership. If there is a misunderstanding between the two brotherly Islamic states, then it must be removed,” said FM Qureshi.