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> It carried out last minute moves to try and avoid being placed back on the list. Including amending its anti-terrorism laws and taking control of bodies linked to a powerful Islamist figure. Those efforts, it seems, were insufficient.
A global money laundering watchdog has put Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watch list. That's according to Indian media and a diplomatic source. And it's a likely blow to Pakistan's economy amid strained relations with the US. Washington has spent the past week lobbying member countries of the Financial Action Task Force to put Pakistan on its so-called grey list.
The US has been pressuring Pakistan into severing alleged links to Islamist militants, such as the Taliban, who are waging chaos in neighboring Afghanistan. Last month the Trump administration suspended aid to Pakistan worth around $2 billion.>> Until the Pakistani government takes decisive action against->> Pakistan was last on the watch list for three years ending in 2015.