Pakistan hopes to be removed from terrorist financing watch list Oct 15, 2019 0 1136 12345 Islamabad: Pakistan expressed optimism on Monday that it would be removed from the global watch list on terrorist financing as the country’s status was being reviewed.Pakistan and its powerful military are often accused of harbouring Islamist militants to use them as proxies against regional rival India and neighbouring Afghanistan.There were hardly any restrictions on raising funds for terrorist groups in Pakistan before intervention by the international watchdog, the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF).“We have done a lot to remove anomalies in our system,” Pakistani Finance Minister Hafeez Shaikh said in Islamabad. “We hope the body will remove us from the watch list.” The organization put Pakistan on the watch list last year.Shaikh attested that Pakistan had made significant progress in all the areas of financial controls identified by the global watchdog. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES Mobile phones back in Indian Kashmir, but internet still down Oct 15, 2019 0 1025 Brexit on Oct 31 a ‘priority’ for UK govt, says Queen Oct 15, 2019 0 753 UK’s William & Kate begin ‘complex’ tour of Pakistan Oct 15, 2019 0 539 US TRIO WIN NOBEL ECONOMICS PRIZE FOR WORK ON POVERTY A computer screen displays the co-winners of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (from left) Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer during a press conference at the .. Philippine drug war chief quits amid narcotics scandal Manila: The Philippines’ top policeman, who leads the nation’s deadly drugs crackdown, quit on Monday as he faces allegations of protecting officers accused of selling a huge haul of seized narcotics. Albayalde’s .. Demonstrations in Barcelona as Spain jails Catalan leaders Barcelona: Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to heavy jail terms on Monday over the failed 2017 independence bid, bringing thousands of angry protesters on to the streets of Barcelona and .. Trump demands whistleblower testify, as ex-aide talks to Congress AFP Washington Donald Trump demanded on Monday that a whistleblower whose warning about the US president’s call with Ukraine triggered the impeachment inquiry against him be identified and testify before Congress. As ..