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  • Christine Fair from Georgetown University said during a roundtable at the Hudson Institute think-tank that Lashkar-e-Taiba, a UN-designated terrorist outfit, is a "perfect proxy" for Pakistan's spy agency ISI.

    The report said that although Pakistan’s laws comply with international anti-money laundering and terrorism financing standards, the “authorities failed to uniformly implement UN sanctions related to designated entities.

    The FATF retained Pakistan on the Grey List and warned the country of action for its failure in combating money laundering and terror financing. The decision was taken after a five-day plenary of the FATF held in Paris in October. The Asia Pacific Group of the FATF had found serious deficiencies in Pakistan's anti-money laundering measures.

    Addressing the inaugural session of the 'No Money For Terror' conference, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy expressed India's concern over the tacit support some nations are extending to terror groups. There is a need for a united global effort against all those who support terror or help generate finances for terrorism, he said.

    The State Department's 'Country Report on Terrorism 2018' on Friday said that the Pakistani government did not restrict the Taliban and the Haqqani Network from operating in Pakistan-based safe havens and threatening the US and Afghan forces. The damning report also said that Pakistan has "failed to significantly limit" militant outfits.

    For the first time, an IPS officer from the Maharashtra cadre has been appointed as the deputy NSA. The appointment of Dattatray D Padsalgikar, who has held the posts of director general of police, Maharashtra, was confirmed on Tuesday.

    “The (Pakistan) government failed to significantly limit Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad from raising money, recruiting and training in Pakistan – and allowed candidates overtly affiliated with LeT front organisations to contest the July general elections,” the US State Department said in the report.

    J&K police chief Dilbag Singh said the three terrorists killed in a gunfight with security forces in Rajpora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Tuesday night were Lelhari and his associates Junaid Rashid and Naveed.

    The FATF has asked Pakistan to take stern action against fund flows to terrorists to be out of Grey List.

    In two separate incidents on Wednesday in Kashmir, unidentified gunmen shot dead an apple trader from Punjab and a brick kiln worker from Chhattisgarh in Shopian and Pulwama respectively. The killings have triggered panic among migrant workers.

    Alice Wells, head of the US state department's South and Central Asian bureau, also welcomed the arrest of the top four leaders of Lashkar-e-Taiba /Jamaat-ud-Dawah in Pakistan.

    The conference is expected to formulate a comprehensive counter-terrorism action plan and how to enhance cooperation among ATS of different states.

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