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American Friends of Balochistan's Weisner appeals to Oman and UAE to help Balochistan

American Friends of Balochistan's Weisner appeals to Oman and UAE to help Balochistan An American woman who has been a fighter for the rights of the voiceless people all her life has written to the governments of Oman and United Arab Emirates to step in to keep Gwadar in Baloch hands and help with creation of a sovereign Balochistan for their own long-term national interests. Jane Eastwood Weisner, American political activist and General Secretary of the American Friends of Balochistan, in her letter to Hunaina bint Sultan Al Mughairy and Yousef Al Otaiba, ambassadors of Oman and the UAE in Washington DC, said her support for independence of Balochistan is also in Oman’s and UAE’s interests. “I see this cause as imperative to the security of America and your countries, United Arab Emirates and Oman. Pakistan's occupation of Balochistan has put the strategic Gwadar port in the precarious situation of possible terrorist control?" Weisner's letter to the governm

Pak Escapes FATF ‘Black List’ For Now But Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Parul Chandra  New Delhi 21 June 2019 Pakistan has escaped the hangman’s noose in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for now, the noose being inclusion in the “black list” thanks to opposition from China, Turkey and Malaysia. So Pakistan remains in the “grey list” for now, but this could change as early as October if Islamabad fails to show progress on 27 indicators covering terrorist financing and money laundering. These indicators formed part of the FATF action plan given to Pakistan in June last year, which was reviewed at a meeting of the body in Orlando, Florida this week. The FATF found no clarity on key issues including the reported $7 million given by the Pakistani federal and provincial governments to maintain schools, madrasas and clinics originally belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba and its front the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the Jaish-e-Mohammad and its front Falah Insaniyat. Questions were also raised about why Lashkar and Jaish terrorists were not arrested under terrorism law