The 11th meeting of the National Task Force on Combating Financing of Terrorism (CFT) was held in NACTA HQ, Islamabad on 25th October, 2018. National Coordinator, NACTA, presided over the meeting. The meeting was attended by all the 29 members of the Task Force from Federal and Provincial Governments and other organizations including FIA, FBR, ANF, SBP, FMU, SECP, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Interior, Provincial Home Departments, CTDs, etc.
National Coordinator apprised the participants that NACTA on the directions of Minister of Interior has set up the National Task Force on CFT, which provides a common platform for sharing experiences and exchanging information. He underscored the importance of qualitative improvements in investigations and prosecutions of terrorist financing cases and urged the law enforcement agencies to carry out parallel financial investigations so as to unearth the financial trail behind the terrorist incidents. He also informed the participants of the various guidelines and SOPs which NACTA has recently issued for financial investigations of terrorism cases and other related matters. It was emphasized that a targeted, organized and whole-hearted effort should be made by all responsible stakeholders for timely implementation of the FATF Action Plan.
Earlier, the Task Force took stock of the progress made on the decisions taken in the 10th meeting of the Task Force. The issues concerning implementation of FATF Action Plan were thoroughly discussed. The Financial Monitoring Unit also apprised the participants on the recent onsite visit of the Asia Pacific Group for Pakistan’s Mutual Evaluation carried out from 7th to 19th October, 2018. Pakistan Customs briefed the Task Force on the steps it is taking as regards currency declarations. Other departments also provided their input on various CFT matters. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks by the Chair.