Pakistan's Legislative Progress on FATF Stipulations in 2020

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: January 9, 2021


Since being put on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) “grey list” in 2018, Pakistan has made great strides in reforming its financial architecture through legislation. The aim of this paper is to consider the new and amended legislative acts that have been passed in 2020 to conform with the FATF’s stipulations. The findings of the paper highlight a significant legislative effort, but conclude that lawmaking is only the first step - it is also the enforcement of these laws that will ultimately bring meaningful reform.

Keywords: FATF, money laundering, terrorism, economic warfare, sanctions, Pakistan

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Pakistan's Legislative Progress on FATF Stipulations in 2020 (January 9, 2021). Available at SSRN:

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
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Sydney, NSW 2052

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA) ( email )

Montreal, Quebec

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )


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