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Senate rejects FATF bill passed by National Assembly

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Senate rejects FATF bill passed by National Assembly

Senate rejects FATF bill passed by National Assembly

  • ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Terrorism Amendment Bill passed by the National Assembly yesterday was rejected by the Senate.


  • The Senate met under the chairmanship of Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani and presented the Anti-Terrorism Bill passed by the National Assembly on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).


  • The opposition voted against the anti-terrorism amendment bill, with 31 votes in favor and 34 against, after which the bill was rejected by a majority.

  • However, another cooperative society bill related to FATF was introduced in the Senate which was passed while Jamaat-e-Islami voted against the bill.

  • It may be recalled that the National Assembly had yesterday passed the third Anti-Terrorism Amendment Bill 2020 related to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) by a majority vote.

  • According to the Anti-Terrorism Third Amendment Bill 2020, the Investigating Officer will, within 60 days, with the permission of the court, use certain techniques to track down money laundering, including covert operations, communications tracking and computer system inspections. included.


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