International agency adds Pakistan to money laundering list

PARIS: An international money-laundering watchdog added Pakistan, Indonesia, Ghana, Tanzania and Thailand on Thursday to its blacklist of nations that fail to meet international standards.

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has found that those five countries were flaunting recommendations made to them toward fighting money-laundering and financing terrorism, its executive secretary, Rick McDonell, told . . . → Read More: International agency adds Pakistan to money laundering list

K-pop fever

Did you know that South Korean Government spends around $91 million on pop industry every year? For the Koreans K-pop, as it is known among youngsters worldwide, is the face of Korea’s youth. It is intriguing how the bands and the state together have played their cards well enough to attract youth from . . . → Read More: K-pop fever

Cross-country crackdown launched against Asia’s fraud rings

TAIPEI — Top-level police officials across Asia had been in contact for months as they prepared a sweeping crackdown on fraud rings in half a dozen countries. Last week, they finally struck.

Nearly 600 suspects were rounded up as law enforcers launched a coordinated attack on Internet and telephone scams in an operation that many . . . → Read More: Cross-country crackdown launched against Asia’s fraud rings

Ambassador-at-large Nasir Ali Khan undertakes 30 foreign trips in two years

An ambassador-at-large Nasir Ali Khan has set a new record of foreign trips as he has undertaken as many as 30 tours of 25 countries in a matter of 24 months.

The Islamabad-based gentleman, who is an optician by profession, is known to be a close friend of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Khan spent . . . → Read More: Ambassador-at-large Nasir Ali Khan undertakes 30 foreign trips in two years