Enacting FATF linked legislation a national duty, says PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the federal government considers completing the FATF-related legislation as its national duty, while the opposition tried to get national reconciliation ordinance (NRO) from it
The Prime Minister said this while chairing a meeting, which was held to review the political, economic situation and progress of the legislation related to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan.
The Prime Minister criticised that those rejected by the nation are now busy hiding their corruption. He added that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government faced difficulties and challenges during its two years. He said that the federal government has put its focus on revival of the national economy.
The meeting was attended by senior leaders of the ruling political party and cabinet members to hold consultations over the current political and economic situation of the country.
The Prime Minister was apprised of the progress of FATF-related legislation. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan gave a briefing to the Premier regarding the government and opposition dialogues for passing the regulations.
Earlier on August 13, the federal government had tabled bills pertaining to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in the upper house of the Parliament.
According to details, the bills tabled in the upper House included Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill 2020, Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill 2020, Control of Narcotic Substances (Amendment) Bill 2020, and Islamabad Capital Territory Trust Bill 2020. The bills were tabled by the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan in the session chaired by the Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. The bills had been forwarded to the concerned standing committees for further deliberations.
The National Assembly had passed FATF-related bills on August 12 that aimed at checking money laundering and terror financing after the government and the opposition evolved consensus paving the way for their smooth passage from the house. – TLTP

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