The interior minister directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to devise a new strategy for tackling terror financing and to work closely with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and other financial institutions.
“The required objectives under existing financial monitoring unit and SBP could not be achieved,” said Nisar.
He added that it was the responsibility of the FIA to take swift action over any dubious local or foreign transactions.
The interior minister was chairing a high-level meeting to review progress made in regards to dismantling of terror financing networks.
Nisar also directed the FIA to launch an immediate crackdown, with the aid of Rangers and police, on human-smuggling networks operating in the country and visa agents who illegally send people abroad.
The minister also asked the concerned authorities to keep a strong check on illegal human movement across the Pak-Afghan border.
Nisar directed the authorities to produce quick results, and said he wanted results in “months and not years.”
Senior officials of the FIA also briefed the minister on the occasion and appraised those present regarding steps taken to control human smuggling.
Earlier last week, the military leadership asked the federal and provincial governments to share their burden under the ongoing National Action Plan (NAP) by activating special courts set up under the Protection of Pakistan Act (PPA), 2014, and put in place measures necessary to stop money falling into the hands of terrorists.
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— The Daily Mail - People's Daily