ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahid Hussain has stated that though Pakistan is doing it to be able to meet the necessities of the Financial Motion Activity Power (FATF), cash laundering and terror financing aren’t within the curiosity of the nation.
“The FATF is a new weapon to pressurise countries to comply and recently the UAE has been warned on the matters of financing, but the fact is that we should clean our house ourselves,” he stated whereas addressing a webinar organised by the Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Research (CPGS).
“They (FATF) will not put us in the black list but keep on mounting pressure on us,” he stated.
The webinar on “Post Covid-19 Relevance of BRI: Focus on CPEC” targeted on the political way forward for the area within the wake of fixing worldwide situation.
Senator Hussain, who was the keynote speaker, confused that the problems confronted by Pakistan immediately had been the fallout of earlier build-up associated to Afghan jihad.
“The FATF has given us an opportunity to clean it up,” he stated, including that the altering angle of Pakistan in the direction of Afghanistan’s inside affairs was additionally good for the secure way forward for the area.
Senator Hussain, who can also be chairman of Pakistan-China Institute, lauded the incumbent authorities for striving to have an enduring peace throughout Pak-Iran border.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Iran last year was very important,” he stated, including that neither Pakistan’s territory ought to be used towards Iran nor Iranian territory ought to be used towards Pakistan.
Senator Hussain stated that if Jundallah was in Pakistan, the Baloch Liberation Military was in Iran, “If we play the Iranian Baloch card, they will play the other card. So I think we should not do so as this will only serve the interest of India.”
The audio system additionally mentioned rising ties between the US and India and the emergence of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Afghanistan.
Senator Hussain stated that in Syria, the IS group had the help of the CIA and Mossad. “It has been documented that the IS militants fighting the Syrian army were getting medical treatment at Israeli hospitals in Golan Heights.”
On the similar time, he stated, the world was altering and the decline of the West was evident, significantly in the course of the Covid-19 disaster.
Dr Munawar Hussain of the Space Research Centre for Africa, North and South America, Quaid-i-Azam College, stated that the US noticed the China-Pakistan Financial Hall as Chinese language growth and didn’t like this improvement because it perceived the CPEC as a menace to the US.
“The CPEC is considered by the Americans as a derailing factor for US hegemony and their liberal global order by disturbing the local capacity,” Dr Hussain stated.
Revealed in Daybreak, August 1st, 2020