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Pakistan Says It Dodged U.S. Efforts To Put It On A Terror-Finance List

"Our efforts paid" off, says Pakistan's foreign minister, claiming a global task force failed to reach consensus on punishing the country.

Pakistan says it has avoided landing on a list of global terror funders, despite efforts by the United States and Western allies.

The Financial Action Task Force, a global group against terrorism financing, was convened this week in Paris at the request of Western powers seeking to add Pakistan back on its terror-finance watch list.

But Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said in a tweet late Tuesday that "our efforts paid" off — the task force reached "no consensus" and proposed a three-month pause.

"Grateful to friends who helped," he wrote.

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