Measuring Pakistan’s Technical Compliance with the FATF Recommendations

This report aims to provide an objective, independent assessment of Pakistan’s performance based on FATF methodology and the evaluation experience of other states. Additionally, it seeks to provide clarity to both domestic and international policymakers while also addressing misconceptions regarding Pakistan’s efforts to abide by its international obligations.

Analyzing Pakistan’s Compliance on the FATF Action Plan

In 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) placed Pakistan on its list of “Jurisdictions under Increased Monitoring” – or the ‘grey-list’ – citing ‘structural deficiencies’ that resulted in failure to effectively target terrorism financing and money laundering (TF/ML). In collaboration with the International Cooperation Review Group (ICRG), FATF issued a 27-Point Action Plan for…