Global dirty money watchdog FATF keeps Pakistan on ‘gray list’

A global dirty money watchdog said on Friday it was keeping Pakistan on its “gray list” of countries under increased monitoring but said it might be removed after an on-site visit to verify its progress on tackling terrorism financing. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said that Pakistan had substantially completed its two action plans, … Read more

UNESCO says money spent on education does not match its importance

The amount spent on financing education does not match the view that education is important, said Priyadarshani Joshi, a research officer on UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report team. Nobody would argue that education is not important, “but the money does not seem to add up,” Joshi told CNBC’s Squawk Box Asia last Friday as she … Read more

Will not accept ‘imported govt’: Pak PM Imran Khan calls for protests

Hours before a no-confidence vote against him in Parliament, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday seemed to accept the writing on the wall and urged his supporters to stage peaceful protests across the country when the “newly imported government” comes into power on Sunday . In an address to the nation ahead of the … Read more

Pakistan to probe ‘foreign conspiracy’ behind toppling Imran Khan govt

The Pakistani government has set up a commission led by a retired Army officer to investigate the alleged foreign conspiracy behind the no-confidence motion against embattled Prime Minister Imran Khan, a senior minister said on Friday. The decision to constitute the commission was taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Khan, Minister for … Read more