ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Wednesday chaired a meeting on the AML (Anti-Money Laundering) regime and its implementation in Pakistan.

Director General Financial Monitoring Unit Syed Mansoor Ali provided an update on measures to implement the AML regime, including efforts to ensure smooth coordination amongst all stakeholders.

Finance Secretary Dr Waqar Masood Khan said that amendments enacted in December 2015 to the Anti-Money Laundering Act have played a positive role in the fight against money laundering .

Secretary Interior Arif Ahmed Khan apprised that the capacity of investigating agencies is being enhanced, both at federal and provincial levels, in order to conduct thorough investigations into money laundering activities.

The finance minister appreciated the efforts of all stakeholders to combat money laundering . He urged all participants to ensure effective coordination amongst all involved in order to achieve the desired results.

The meeting was attended by the National Security Advisor Lt Gen (r) Nasir Khan Janjua, finance secretary, secretary foreign affairs, interior secretary, DG FMU, and senior officials of ministry of finance and the foreign office.