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Financial Action Task Force

Shades of Grey

Pakistan submitted its third progress report in February this year and is yet to be evaluated.

Cat out of the bag

For Minister Fawad Chaudhary was unequivocal in claiming credit for the terror attack in Pulwama last year and offered it as proof of the muscular approach adopted by his country.

Mr Trump in India

US President and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were able to convey a robust message to the west of the Radcliffe Line, thanks largely to their personal chemistry.

Saeed in the dock

The Lahore anti-terrorism court has sentenced the man to imprisonment for five-and-a-half years and a fine of Rs 15,000 in each of the two cases.

Black & Grey

There has also been a certain softening of stance on the part of the Western powers, notably the US, the UK, Germany, and France, indeed the four nations that were the initial sponsors of Pakistan’s grey-listing.

Colour of Pakistan

While on the face of it, this might appear to be the IMF’s jargon, a distressing signal has been emitted to Pakistan.