Pakistan has categorically rejected the reference to Pakistan in the Japan-India Joint Statement issued in New Delhi on 30th November this year.
In a statement issued on Monday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said this reference is gratuitous and completely unwarranted.
He said India's animus towards Pakistan and its smear campaign in the context of alleged "cross-border terrorism" are well-known to the world.
The Spokesperson said among other things, these are part of a long-standing design to divert the world's attention from India's illegal actions and gross and systematic violations of human rights in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
He said India's relentless attempts to politicize the FATF proceedings are also in the knowledge of the international community, including the broader FATF membership.