Calls for probe into ‘criminal negligence’ of past Pakistan leaders

The Human Rights Minister for Pakistan has called for a parliamentary probe into the alleged "criminal negligence" of past governments and bureaucrats for not taking steps to make the country a member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Shireen Mazari told parliament that the financial watchdog was established by the G-7 countries in 1989 to act against money laundering.

She alleged that previous governments did not apply for FATF membership because it would have "exposed their money laundering and corruption".

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