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Pak steps up infiltration bids, FATF watching
Pak steps up infiltration bids, FATF watching

New Delhi, Sep 15 (TIWN) As Pakistan scales up its efforts to push terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) into Jammu and Kashmir, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international watchdog on terror activities, is watching.

The FATF, which has already put Pakistan in the ''Grey List'' (watch list) for not doing enough to curb terror financing and related aspects in relation to groups like Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), will review its case in the first week of October.  There are indications that the global body is not satisfied with Islamabad''s actions and if any terror attack, emanating or supported from Pakistan, takes place in India, the country will in all probability be placed in the ''Black List'', after which it can''t receive aid from international institutions, like IMF and World Bank. 

Ever since the government of India ended special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 6, Pakistani leaders have been indulging not only in war-mongering but also pitching for ''jihad'', inferring terror attacks, against India.  Police in Jammu and Kashmir recently said it had foiled a possible terror attack after it seized a truck with a large quantity of arms and ammunition, including 6 AK assault rifles and 180 rounds of bullets, and arrested three operatives of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).  JeM is the terror group which carried out the ghastly attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama in Kashmir on February 14, killing 40 personnel of the paramilitary force. 

There are also increased efforts to push terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir through the Line of Control (LoC) to disrupt peace.  Against the backdrop of provocative moves from Pakistan related to terror, the FATF will meet in Paris in the first week of October when its deadline given to Islamabad ends.

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