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NA, Senate pass important laws related to FATF

NA, Senate pass important laws related to FATF
July 30, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) - After approval of National Assembly, the Senate on Thursday unanimously passed the Anti-Terrorism Act (Amendment) Bill and United Nations Security Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The Anti-Terrorism Bill has been passed during a Senate session chaired by Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani which is required to fulfill certain requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to get the country off the grey list. The Upper House also passed the UNSC Bill. The bills had been moved by Adviser to Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan. While addressing the floor of the House, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi  thanked the Senate members for approving the legislation. Qureshi said Pakistan had undertaken this legislation in compliance of its obligations to implement the International Court of Justice’s judgment in Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Speaking about the International Court of Justice (Review and Re-consideration) Ordinance, 2020, the foreign minister said it was also a step to fulfill Pakistan’s international obligations. “No concession has been granted to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by making new laws,” he said. The foreign minister also expressed confidence that after this legislation Pakistan would stay off the FATF’s grey list. Earlier, the Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice passed the Anti-Terrorism Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020. During the meeting chaired by Senator Javed Abbasi, the committee was told by government representatives that all the amendments in the bill were FATF’s demands.
NA passes Ant-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill 2020
On Wednesday, the NA passed the Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill 2020 in a bid to ensure Pakistan stays off the FATF’s grey list.