Terroristan - May 1, 2019

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Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Peregrine » 15 Oct 2019 01:00

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Pakistan isolated by all countries in FATF, on verge of being in 'Dark Grey' list – PTI

HIGHLIGHTS

- Pakistan is on the verge of facing strong action by FATF, given its inadequate performance

- The FATF will finalise its decision on Pakistan on October 18

- 'Dark Grey' means issuance of a strong warning, so that the country concerned gets one last chance to improve, an official said

PARIS: Pakistan is on the verge of strong action by the international terror financing watchdog FATF and the country may be put in the 'Dark Grey' list, the last warning to improve.

Officials attending the ongoing plenary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) here said as per indications, Pakistan will be isolated by all members for not doing enough.

Pakistan is on the verge of facing strong action by FATF, given its inadequate performance since it managed to pass in only six of 27 items, an official privy to the development said.

The FATF will finalise its decision on Pakistan on October 18.

According to FATF rules there is one essential stage between 'Grey' and 'Black' lists, referred to as 'Dark Grey'.

'Dark Grey' means issuance of a strong warning, so that the country concerned gets one last chance to improve, another official said.

'Dark Grey' was the term used for warning up to 3rd Phase. Now it's just called last warning, – that is the 4th phase

The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.

Pakistan was placed on the Grey List by the Paris-based watchdog in June last year and was given a plan of action to complete it by October 2019, or face the risk of being placed on the black list with Iran and North Korea.

If Pakistan continues with the 'grey list' or put in 'Dark Grey' list, it would be very difficult for the country to get financial aid from the IMF, the World Bank and the European Union, making its financial condition more precarious.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby SSridhar » 15 Oct 2019 07:22

Ahhh...how innovative, this 'dark grey' business !! We have to find out who was behind this innovation, US or China or both? So, Terroristani cat gets a 'lease of life' once again.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Guddu » 15 Oct 2019 07:28

Remember 50 shades of grey...

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Mort Walker » 15 Oct 2019 07:36

AFAIK, no country has ever been placed on the FATF blacklist. It's all various shades of grey like DPRK or Iran. The real action is when countries blacklist Paki banks. I don't expect that to happen.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby krishna_krishna » 15 Oct 2019 09:38

SSridhar wrote:Ahhh...how innovative, this 'dark grey' business !! We have to find out who was behind this innovation, US or China or both? So, Terroristani cat gets a 'lease of life' once again.


Terrroristan survives because masa, uq-i-stan et al wants it to survive simple, all this is hogwash to keep them on tight lease so dog does masters biding.

If porkistan has to be undone, it will have to be done by only one country in the world that is Bharat.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Aditya_V » 15 Oct 2019 12:13

krishna_krishna wrote:
SSridhar wrote:Ahhh...how innovative, this 'dark grey' business !! We have to find out who was behind this innovation, US or China or both? So, Terroristani cat gets a 'lease of life' once again.


Terrroristan survives because masa, uq-i-stan et al wants it to survive simple, all this is hogwash to keep them on tight lease so dog does masters biding.

If porkistan has to be undone, it will have to be done by only one country in the world that is Bharat.


Superb, we Indians need to understand this, all this Afgan support etc is Hogwash, For Rest of the World Pakistan is India's problem and contains us.They are willing to lose some money as long is it is this way and Pakis Dont trouble them. But this very nature as long Pakistan is intact with its Cities it cannot desire peace with India

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby vishvak » 15 Oct 2019 12:49

I think paki Turk bonhomie brothurhood is just to keep away from each other and point jihadis towards some other places after mucho noise. Other s are just playing along too as long as their shyt isn't affected.

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Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Peregrine » 15 Oct 2019 19:20

People who violated Constitution given plots in Islamabad: IHC - Saqib Bashir

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday maintained the September 19 ban on allotment of plots in sectors established on land acquired without payment of due compensation in the federal capital.

A single-bench led by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah barred the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) from allotting plots until “every last of the affectees is compensated”.

The government bodies have been accused of acquiring land from locals by force and on the promise of compensation which was never paid.

During the hearing, Justice Minallah was irked by the FGEHF counsel’s request to remove the ban. Noting that the affected people were still running from pillar to post, he questioned the measures taken by the government to ensure the payment of compensation.

“Plots have even been allotted to people who violated the Constitution and were convicted of financial crimes,” he observed.

CDA Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed informed the high court that Rs1.5 billion had been deposited for payment of compensation but a further Rs8 billion was required.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) parliamentarian Asad Umar appeared in court and requested for an early resolution of the long-pending matter. “The beneficiaries of this land acquisition are politicians, bureaucrats, judges, and generals,” he said, adding that Justice Minallah would be remembered forever if he resolved this 30-year-old issue.

Maintaining the decision to bar plot allotments, the IHC adjourned the case hearing for three months.

The September 19 order

In order to secure the rights of the genuine affectees of land acquisition within Islamabad Capital Territory:

No plot shall be allotted in the acquired sectors to any person otherwise than through auction till every genuine affectee of land acquisition has been adequately compensated and a report in this regard has been submitted by the commission constituted vide paragraph 5 of the order dated June 7 2019.

The CDA is restrained from allotting plots or plots under clause (ii) (iii) (iv) and (v) of Regulation 5 of the Islamabad Land Disposal Regulations 2005 till the next date fixed for hearing.

The FGEHF is also restrained from allotting plots on acquired land till the next date fixed for hearing.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Rsatchi » 15 Oct 2019 21:06

https://t.co/X1ORD3tcYs?amp=1
Please look at the fourth most spoken language : Hindustani (Hindi and Urdu) derived from wait for it 'Sanskrit'
This will send Zam Zam H into a tizzy :lol: :lol:

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Rsatchi » 16 Oct 2019 00:09

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2080322/1- ... e-william/
This to go with the above post!!
And I leave it to the imagination of 'forum regulars' as what the future 'Warisdhar' of 'Englandisthan' is taking about :D

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby g.sarkar » 16 Oct 2019 01:44

Rsatchi wrote:https://tribune.com.pk/story/2080322/1-struck-great-strides-pakistan-made-since-birth-prince-william/
This to go with the above post!!
And I leave it to the imagination of 'forum regulars' as what the future 'Warisdhar' of 'Englandisthan' is taking about :D

Again Peerni is absent. She is praying for Dimran Niazi's success and protection from a coup.
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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Katare » 16 Oct 2019 02:38

Rsatchi wrote:https://t.co/X1ORD3tcYs?amp=1
Please look at the fourth most spoken language : Hindustani (Hindi and Urdu) derived from wait for it 'Sanskrit'
This will send Zam Zam H into a tizzy :lol: :lol:


That is correct description sahib, should know and own your own heritage.

Urdu is offspring of forced marriage of Hindi and new Persian language, both of which in turn are descendants of Old Persian and its close sister classical Sanskrit. So, yes urdu/Hindustani is derived from Sanskrit the old mother of most of the Indo European languages

Parsian is language of fire worshipping aryan brothers of our Sanskrit speaking ancestors.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Katare » 16 Oct 2019 02:45

Peregrine wrote:X Posted on the P E S W Thread

Pakistan isolated by all countries in FATF, on verge of being in 'Dark Grey' list – PTI

HIGHLIGHTS

- Pakistan is on the verge of facing strong action by FATF, given its inadequate performance

- The FATF will finalise its decision on Pakistan on October 18

- 'Dark Grey' means issuance of a strong warning, so that the country concerned gets one last chance to improve, an official said

PARIS: Pakistan is on the verge of strong action by the international terror financing watchdog FATF and the country may be put in the 'Dark Grey' list, the last warning to improve.

Officials attending the ongoing plenary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) here said as per indications, Pakistan will be isolated by all members for not doing enough.

Pakistan is on the verge of facing strong action by FATF, given its inadequate performance since it managed to pass in only six of 27 items, an official privy to the development said.

The FATF will finalise its decision on Pakistan on October 18.

According to FATF rules there is one essential stage between 'Grey' and 'Black' lists, referred to as 'Dark Grey'.

'Dark Grey' means issuance of a strong warning, so that the country concerned gets one last chance to improve, another official said.

'Dark Grey' was the term used for warning up to 3rd Phase. Now it's just called last warning, – that is the 4th phase

The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.

Pakistan was placed on the Grey List by the Paris-based watchdog in June last year and was given a plan of action to complete it by October 2019, or face the risk of being placed on the black list with Iran and North Korea.

If Pakistan continues with the 'grey list' or put in 'Dark Grey' list, it would be very difficult for the country to get financial aid from the IMF, the World Bank and the European Union, making its financial condition more precarious.

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I wonder where does paki govt gets all this prime residential land to distribute as plots to sarkari damads ( govt son-in-laws). Is it working off of anland bank created in early days or it acquires from farmers forcibly for pennies and gifts away to elites?

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby RCase » 16 Oct 2019 05:53

Here are more shades of Dark Grey that the Paki might get regarding their FATF categorization, before being finally 'black'-listed:

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby kancha » 16 Oct 2019 08:00

Looks like the Pakis were trending #FATFshouldBlacklistIndia on Twitter yesterday :rotfl:
Apparently it was in response the the India trend #FATFshouldBlacklistPakistan.
Not very original of ISPR! :rotfl:

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Postby yensoy » 16 Oct 2019 14:29

Katare wrote:I wonder where does paki govt gets all this prime residential land to distribute as plots to sarkari damads ( govt son-in-laws). Is it working off of anland bank created in early days or it acquires from farmers forcibly for pennies and gifts away to elites?


Evacuee property seized from departing Hindus and Sikhs who moved to India. Especially so in Pakjab which acquired a lot of such land, however didn't have to part with much because mohajirs were settled in Karachi and Sind.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Vips » 16 Oct 2019 17:30

Pakistan to remain in FATF's 'Grey List' till February 2020: Per Porki Reports.

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided, in principle, to keep Pakistan in its Grey List till February 2020, directing Islamabad to take extra measures for complete elimination of terror financing and money laundering, according to media reports on Wednesday.

The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the
integrity of the international financial system. In a meeting in Paris on Tuesday, the FATF reviewed the measures that Pakistan has already taken to control money laundering and terror financing, reported Dawn News.

The Paris-based task force has urged Pakistan to take extra measures for complete elimination of terror financing, it quoted Aaj TV. The FATF will take a final decision on Pakistan's position in February 2020.

A formal announcement about the interim developments will be made on Friday, which is the last day of the FATF's ongoing session, the report said.

However, Pakistan's finance ministry spokesperson Omar Hameed Khan rejected the reports of the country remaining in the Grey List, saying "it is not true and nothing before October 18 (can be confirmed)".

The FATF has decided to give respite of four months to Pakistan to help it implement the remaining recommendations of the task force, Aaj TV reported.

Earlier at the FATF meeting in Paris, Pakistan's minister for economic affairs Hammad Azhar had explained his country's positive performance in 20 of the 27 parameters to check terror financing. China, Turkey and Malaysia "appreciated" the steps taken by Pakistan, Dawn News reported. The support of at least three countries is required not to blacklist any country.

At the Tuesday meeting, India recommended the blacklisting of Pakistan citing Islamabad permitting Hafiz Saeed to withdraw funds from his frozen accounts, the report said.

The meeting is being attended by representatives from 205 countries, the IMF, the UN, the World Bank and other organisations.Concerns were also raised on the tax amnesty scheme offered in Pakistan, the report added.

Pakistan was placed on the Grey List by the Paris-based watchdog in June last year and was given a plan of action to complete it by October 2019, or face the risk of being placed on the black list with Iran and North Korea.

If Pakistan continues in the 'Grey List', it would be very difficult for the country to get financial aid from the IMF, the World Bank and the European Union, making its financial condition more precarious.

Islamabad is obligated to report its performance to the group every three months.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Vips » 16 Oct 2019 17:30

Pakistan to remain in FATF's 'Grey List' till February 2020: Per Porki Reports.

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided, in principle, to keep Pakistan in its Grey List till February 2020, directing Islamabad to take extra measures for complete elimination of terror financing and money laundering, according to media reports on Wednesday.

The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the
integrity of the international financial system. In a meeting in Paris on Tuesday, the FATF reviewed the measures that Pakistan has already taken to control money laundering and terror financing, reported Dawn News.

The Paris-based task force has urged Pakistan to take extra measures for complete elimination of terror financing, it quoted Aaj TV. The FATF will take a final decision on Pakistan's position in February 2020.

A formal announcement about the interim developments will be made on Friday, which is the last day of the FATF's ongoing session, the report said.

However, Pakistan's finance ministry spokesperson Omar Hameed Khan rejected the reports of the country remaining in the Grey List, saying "it is not true and nothing before October 18 (can be confirmed)".

The FATF has decided to give respite of four months to Pakistan to help it implement the remaining recommendations of the task force, Aaj TV reported.

Earlier at the FATF meeting in Paris, Pakistan's minister for economic affairs Hammad Azhar had explained his country's positive performance in 20 of the 27 parameters to check terror financing. China, Turkey and Malaysia "appreciated" the steps taken by Pakistan, Dawn News reported. The support of at least three countries is required not to blacklist any country.

At the Tuesday meeting, India recommended the blacklisting of Pakistan citing Islamabad permitting Hafiz Saeed to withdraw funds from his frozen accounts, the report said.

The meeting is being attended by representatives from 205 countries, the IMF, the UN, the World Bank and other organisations.Concerns were also raised on the tax amnesty scheme offered in Pakistan, the report added.

Pakistan was placed on the Grey List by the Paris-based watchdog in June last year and was given a plan of action to complete it by October 2019, or face the risk of being placed on the black list with Iran and North Korea.

If Pakistan continues in the 'Grey List', it would be very difficult for the country to get financial aid from the IMF, the World Bank and the European Union, making its financial condition more precarious.

Islamabad is obligated to report its performance to the group every three months.

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Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Peregrine » 17 Oct 2019 01:14

Cross Posted on the Terroristan Thread

Repairing damage caused to CPEC - Kamran Yousaf

Prime Minister Imran Khan was in Beijing last week. He was accompanied by key ministers, the Army Chief and the head of the ISI, suggesting the visit was not ordinary. This was not the first visit by PM Imran to China. In fact this was his third tour to Beijing this year alone. But the significance of the latest trip was that it happened against the backdrop of certain key developments. First, since the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government took charge in August last year, there was little or no progress on projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). All the projects, which have either been completed or were in the implementation phase, were initiated during the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government.Not a single CPEC project has been initiated under the PTI yet.

When PM Imran took charge, initially his government deliberately slowed down CPEC as it suspected corruption in projects signed by the PML-N government. That approach caused a lot of concerns back in China. What added to the confusion were statements made by some senior PTI ministers questioning CPEC. The other concern expressed by the PTI government was that many CPEC projects were not mutually beneficial for the country. Hence, it wanted to strike a better bargain in future ventures in efforts to ensure that Pakistan’s economic and business interests are protected. At the same time there was a sense amongst policymakers that Pakistan must maintain a balance in its ties with China and the West, particularly the United States.

When US President Donald Trump started warming up to Pakistan after years of troubled relations, Islamabad thought it was a good opportunity to readjust its foreign policy. During PM Imran’s maiden visit to the White House in July, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was one of the talking points which of course did not get much media traction. The US has been closely following the BRI and CPEC. The Trump administration minced no words in expressing its opposition to CPEC. The US says it does not object to infrastructural investment by China but questions whether such projects meet international standards. Washington argues that such investments should be transparent, sustainable and should produce benefits for the country.

Although the US would not say it explicitly, the real reason for its opposition stems from the fear that China is trying to impose a new economic world order through the BRI. Since discussions between Pakistan and the US sides in the White House and Pentagon took place behind closed doors, no outsiders knew what exactly might have transpired over CPEC. But officials who have the knowledge of the subject say Pakistan attempted to address Washington’s concerns and even invited the US to join CPEC. Pakistan was hoping that improved ties with the US would enhance its options and increase leverage with China for negotiating future CPEC projects.

However, after the initial bonhomie, Pakistan soon realised that the Trump administration is not interested in offering anything substantial that may give Pakistan an incentive to go slow on CPEC. Also brewing tensions with India after its unilateral and illegal annexation of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region have necessitated close cooperation between Pakistan and China. All these factors pushed Pakistan to seek greater cooperation with China. The joint statement issued after PM Imran’s visit noted that the Pakistan side underscored that CPEC was a transformational project. The government also recently established the CPEC Authority to oversee the “expeditious implementation” of CPEC projects. This means the PTI government is now making serious efforts to repair the damage caused to CPEC during its first 14 months in office.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Bart S » 17 Oct 2019 01:25

^So in true rent seeking manner, the Pakis tried to play the Americans against the Chinese on CPEC and got nothing from either. :lol:

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Postby Peregrine » 17 Oct 2019 01:56

Bart S wrote:^So in true rent seeking manner, the Pakis tried to play the Americans against the Chinese on CPEC and got nothing from either. :lol:
Bart S Ji :

Confucius say “Paki who put one foot on the WC and the other on the Bidet soils his Trousers!” :rotfl:

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby somdev » 17 Oct 2019 03:44

Dr Tharoor demolishes Pakistani diatribe on Kashmir at the IPU Parliament in Belgrade :)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... _aIIk-K4d4


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Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Peregrine » 17 Oct 2019 22:09

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CPEC and the wages of mismanagement - Durdana Najam

During Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China, on October 8, 2019, no particular mention was made on the halting pace of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Though Khan expressed his desire to emulate the Chinese model of beating corruption, through either hanging or incarcerating the fraudulent, he could not openly confess about the CPEC becoming victim of corruption itself. Corruption has become both an anomaly and a noose that could choke Pakistan’s efficiency to deliver on economic front. Ever since the drive against the so-called corrupt bureaucrats, a reluctance to perform has made them incapacitated. A general perception is that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has unleashed a witch-hunt in the name of accountability.

It is too early to predict the effectiveness of the CPEC Authority in materialising the government’s objective of executing the CPEC projects without hurdles. Not that it is the CPEC that has run into snags. [b]Every developmental project in the country has faced bureaucratic, administrative and financial bottlenecks.

CPEC has been hailed in Pakistan as a game-changer. The experts and the dreamer of the project believed it to change the economic calculus of the country and usher it into a new era of prosperity and development. Originally it was a $46 billion project which has now gone to $60 billion. The current CPEC portfolio consists of 43 projects, of which 22 are under implementation. Another 157 projects of the corridor will be gradually completed in the next 12 years.

Though this vast infrastructural network of the project would lift a substantial number of people from poverty, it is difficult to perceive as to how this corridor alone will pull Pakistan out of its economic woes, such as the low tax-to-GDP ratio and dwindling export, without the government changing its way of managing the economy. Unless Pakistan has decided to become China’s client state, CPEC alone should not be the only economic issue concerning Pakistan.

The CPEC is a recent phenomenon in the Pakistan-China relationship spanning 70 years. And appallingly, during these seven decades, except Pakistan, almost every country in the region has benefited from China’s rising stature as the economic power.

The bilateral trade between India and China has reached $7.70 billion in 2019. Philippines’ trade volume with China is three times higher than that of Pakistan. Vietnam, which is half of Pakistan’s economy, has four times higher bilateral trade with China. Bangladesh’s export to China has been recorded at $3.3 billion in July 2019, as compared to Pakistan’s that stands at $1.9 billion.

China may have found a way to keep India in the dark over trade deficit

GUIDANCE : A data deep dive According to Commerce ministry data, China saw its trade surplus with India go down from $59.3 billion to $57.4 billion in 2018. During the same year, Hong Kong's trade deficit with India — which stood at $3.9 billion in 2017 — turned into a $2.7-billion surplus on the back of rising exports to India. Combined figures showed India's trade deficit with Hong Kong and China expanded to $60.1 billion in 2018 from $55.4 billion the year before.


Pakistan’s lopsided economic relation with China was usually attributed to the lingering energy crisis, infrastructural and logistical problems, and corruption. With CPEC resolving much of the first two issues, an improvement was expected in trade relations. It was not to be, because the real spanners, mismanagement in capacities and the subsequent inefficient use of resources, were not removed. People are hired, on a political basis, on posts that do not match their caliber. Notwithstanding financial misappropriation, politicians have been treating state institutions as employment exchanges to deliver on their electoral promises.

While we choose to arrest people on financial corruption, we refuse to admonish them for displaying indifference towards institutional integrity. Frequent movement in goalposts makes financial misappropriation relatively easier. In fact, they both breed on one another.

It is just not enough for Pakistan to make multiple visits to China for the restoration of faith and revival of enthusiasm on CPEC. The right way to follow through the progress path on CPEC is to revive and renew faith in the corridor at the home turf, among the vying domestic partners.

This corridor has a cost to it, which Pakistan will have to pay off. Already the accumulating debt has been a cause for concern and one of the major reasons for Pakistan’s balance-of-payments crisis.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Rsatchi » 18 Oct 2019 00:03


Sirji
Was he not married to one?? Maybe he has always been a 'Mossad plant' :lol:

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby KLNMurthy » 18 Oct 2019 01:10

Rsatchi wrote:

Sirji
Was he not married to one?? Maybe he has always been a 'Mossad plant' :lol:

He can only be an unwitting plant. He is too dumb to be anything else.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby UlanBatori » 18 Oct 2019 07:32

What will be the effect on POTUS Trump when he sees those pics of Dimran consorting with Soros, the Deep State boss? Soros is as anti-Trump as it gets.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby KLNMurthy » 18 Oct 2019 09:47

UlanBatori wrote:What will be the effect on POTUS Trump when he sees those pics of Dimran consorting with Soros, the Deep State boss? Soros is as anti-Trump as it gets.

None. Trump is short-term & personal only. As long as Niazi says "some very good things " about Trump all will bd well.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Rsatchi » 18 Oct 2019 11:00

https://t.co/sNvNGVedTG?amp=1
Is this true? :shock:
Any other corroborating news at all
So all that talk of 'statesmanship' talk was all BS
So he went begging to Teheran for release of the TSP
Wondered why Bawja sent him alone!! wanted to preserve his H&D :rotfl:

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby chetak » 18 Oct 2019 11:05

somdev wrote:Dr Tharoor demolishes Pakistani diatribe on Kashmir at the IPU Parliament in Belgrade :)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... _aIIk-K4d4


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the dilli police charge sheet has had some unexpected dividends :)

congi's will be ordering burnol in bulk to soothe their nether regions

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Rsatchi » 18 Oct 2019 11:08

https://twitter.com/hyzaidi/status/1184 ... 62/photo/1
What next after Donkey and Cat: Dogs and Rats!!! :lol:
We should get some our 'PETA' pasand folks to file a complaint and rise Animals Rights issue along with:
https://twitter.com/i/status/1184505089479737344 :eek:
Human Rights and Minority issue in 'Toiletistan'

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby ricky_v » 18 Oct 2019 14:07

UlanBatori wrote:What will be the effect on POTUS Trump when he sees those pics of Dimran consorting with Soros, the Deep State boss? Soros is as anti-Trump as it gets.

I am more worried about the following:
1) NRC agitation
2) Rohingya acceptance protest
3) J&k human rights
4) Environmental
5) anti-industrial
The seditious column inside India is always happy to comply and spring revolutions can never be far.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Vivasvat » 18 Oct 2019 16:54

NDTV: SpiceJet Delhi-Kabul Flight Intercepted By Pakistan Air Force In September

The Spicejet aircraft was allowed to continue its flight and was escorted until it entered Afghan airspace.

According to DGCA officials, there was confusion over the "call-sign" assigned to the Boeing 737 aircraft when it entered Pakistani airspace prompting the interception.

The aircraft was asked to lower its altitude by the Pakistani Air Force fighters, which news agency ANI reported were F-16s.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Rsatchi » 18 Oct 2019 16:57

Vips wrote:Pakistan to remain in FATF's 'Grey List' till February 2020: Per Porki Reports.

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided, in principle, to keep Pakistan in its Grey List till February 2020, directing Islamabad to take extra measures for complete elimination of terror financing and money laundering, according to media reports on Wednesday.

The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the
integrity of the international financial system. In a meeting in Paris on Tuesday, the FATF reviewed the measures that Pakistan has already taken to control money laundering and terror financing, reported Dawn News.

The Paris-based task force has urged Pakistan to take extra measures for complete elimination of terror financing, it quoted Aaj TV. The FATF will take a final decision on Pakistan's position in February 2020.

A formal announcement about the interim developments will be made on Friday, which is the last day of the FATF's ongoing session, the report said.

However, Pakistan's finance ministry spokesperson Omar Hameed Khan rejected the reports of the country remaining in the Grey List, saying "it is not true and nothing before October 18 (can be confirmed)".

The FATF has decided to give respite of four months to Pakistan to help it implement the remaining recommendations of the task force, Aaj TV reported.

Earlier at the FATF meeting in Paris, Pakistan's minister for economic affairs Hammad Azhar had explained his country's positive performance in 20 of the 27 parameters to check terror financing. China, Turkey and Malaysia "appreciated" the steps taken by Pakistan, Dawn News reported. The support of at least three countries is required not to blacklist any country.

At the Tuesday meeting, India recommended the blacklisting of Pakistan citing Islamabad permitting Hafiz Saeed to withdraw funds from his frozen accounts, the report said.

The meeting is being attended by representatives from 205 countries, the IMF, the UN, the World Bank and other organisations.Concerns were also raised on the tax amnesty scheme offered in Pakistan, the report added.

Pakistan was placed on the Grey List by the Paris-based watchdog in June last year and was given a plan of action to complete it by October 2019, or face the risk of being placed on the black list with Iran and North Korea.

If Pakistan continues in the 'Grey List', it would be very difficult for the country to get financial aid from the IMF, the World Bank and the European Union, making its financial condition more precarious.

Islamabad is obligated to report its performance to the group every three months.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/wor ... 646801.cms
Diametrically opposed view in this report: More Dhanda warna Feb Blacklist!!

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Terroristan - May 1, 2019

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Rony » 19 Oct 2019 02:32

I always thought that Natsecjeff is paki handle

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby mmasand » 19 Oct 2019 03:47

Very strange, @Elintnews Largely covers Levantine and Israeli related information. Strat Sentinel is a security consultancy that has several companies as its clients particularly in O&G.

Surely some of them acted as sounding boards instead of analysts, but what else do you expect when MSM is deprived of information by MoD due to its poor PsyOps game.

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Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Postby Gerard » 20 Oct 2019 03:40

Abdus Salam: The Muslim science genius forgotten by history
Salam was the first Pakistani to win a Nobel, and his victory should have been a historic moment for the country. But instead, 40 years on, his story has largely been forgotten by the country in which he was born – in part because of the religious identity he held so dear. Now a new documentary on Netflix, Salam, The First ****** Nobel Laureate, is seeking to bring Salam and his achievements back into the spotlight.


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