The Pakistan Prime Minister's recent remark promising an end to support to terror groups does not reflect a change of policy. It is mainly motivated by the fear of getting blacklisted by the global terror-financing watchdog FATF, its former envoy to the US, Mr. Husain Haqqani, has said.
Amidst intense global pressure, Mr. Imran Khan had last month said his government would not allow their land to be used for any kind of terror activities. He had promised actions against militant groups operating from their soil.
The former Pakistan former Ambassador to the US, said in Washington that so far, there has been no evidence of the dismantling of the terrorist support infrastructure.
'There is little change in Pakistan's attitude towards militancy, particularly the one directed against Afghanistan and India,' he told the third 'India Ideas Conference' organised by India Initiative of the Georgetown University.
Mr. Haqqani pointed out that Pakistan has failed to initiate any action against the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group or its leader Masood Azhar after the Pulwama terrorist attack. Its close ties with Beijing were invoked to ensure that Azhar's designation as a terrorist by the United Nations was blocked by China at Pakistan's behest, he said.