A damning Reuters investigation says governments including New Delhi have deployed anti-money laundering rules to go after opponents.
Haiti and South Sudan were also placed on a “grey list” of countries under increased monitoring to counter money laundering and terrorist financing, while Ghana was removed from the list.
Global money laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force says Islamabad has made "significant progress" but there remained "serious deficiencies" in mechanisms to end money laundering and terrorism financing.
The Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged economies globally, but Pakistan has been on the receiving end of a boom that could continue until the end of this year.
Placed on a grey list of Paris-based Financial Action Task Force, Pakistan slaps sanctions on dozens of individuals, including the insurgent group's chief peace negotiator Abdul Ghani Baradar.
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