On 4 October 2012 the APG Executive Secretary met with the Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan, Mr Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari, at Parliament House in Islamabad to discuss the progress of key amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Act. Pakistan is under review by the FATF's International Cooperation Review Group and is encouraged to amend its Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) to provide for improved mechanisms in relation to freezing terrorist assets under UN Security Council Resolutions 1267 and 1373. A Bill to amend the ATA was recently approved by Pakistan's Cabinet and will be introduced into Parliament very shortly.
APG Executive Secretary, Gordon Hook, visited Islamabad from 2 - 4 October to discuss these amendments and other issues with Ministers, Parliamentarians and senior officials ahead of the next FATF meeting in Paris (late October 2012). Pakistan is strongly commited to implementing the international FATF standards in relation to these and other matters. Pakistan joined the APG in 2000 and has been evaluated on two occasions since. The latest report of the mutual evaluation of Pakistan in available on this website at the "documents" section.
Photo: Pakistan's Senate Chairman, Mr Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari (right) and APG Executive Secretary, Gordon Hook (left). Click on photo for larger view.