According to the Public Policy Researcher Michael Rubin, Pakistan has appeared to be counting on China in helping Islamabad with democratic shield from accountability for Pakistan’s terror activities with desire of Beijing to use terrorism as a tool to counter India. The situation on LAC (Line of Actual Control) in eastern Ladakh is degrading day by day with heavy military deployment of soldiers and weapons by both India and China.
According to Rubin Beijing is against counter terrorism and is in favour to use terrorism as a tool against India
Earlier this month, on money laundering of China by FATF’s Asia Pacific Group (APG) has kept the country on “enhanced follow-up list” due to Pakistan’s slow progress on technical recommendations of the FATF to fight terror financing. For The Washington Examiner’s opinion piece, Michael Rubin said “Beijing appears less committed to counterterrorism and more to a desire to use Pakistani terrorism as a tool to harass India with whom it is locked in a border clash in Ladakh.”
Pakistan has been counting on China on being democratically protected and also China’s shield on the accountability on its terror activities.
He added that rather then making substantial reforms, Pakistani officials appear to have been counting on China as its ally on the ground fact that China will protect Pakistan diplomatically and also shield the country from accountability of tits terror attacks. As at this time, it appears that China has desire to use terrorism as transported from Pakistan as a tool to counter India.
The statement comes before the conclusion of the plenary meting of FATF in which it is expected that the committee will reach a decision on Pakistan’s compliance of action plan and whether the country will remain in Grey list ( or Black list). The plenary meeting which is a three day event will be concluded on Friday. Pakistan is on FATF’s grey list since 2018.