Identify and sanction any Pakistani individuals involved in money laundering

We would like the Government to identify and sanction any Pakistani individuals who bring “dirty money” from overseas, similar to sanctions on individuals from Iraq, Venezuela etc. The Government has to fight harder to keep dirty money out of the UK.

37,307 Signatures

Status
Open
Opened
Monday 16th August 2021
Last 24 hours signatures
65
Signature Deadline
Wednesday 16th February 2022
Estimated Final Signatures: 39,271

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1. Identify and sanction any Pakistani individuals involved in money laundering
10/08/2021 - Petitions

Found: We would like the Government to identify and sanction any Pakistani individuals who bring “dirty money”

2. Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2020
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Found: Parliament under section 55(3) of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018, for approval by resolution

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4. Bill Browder - written evidence
02/04/2019 - Inquiry: Global Britain: The future of UK sanctions policy - Foreign Affairs Committee
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5. Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
26/10/2017 - Parliamentary Research

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Recent Speeches related to Identify and sanction any Pakistani individuals involved in money laundering

1. Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions
27/04/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: human rights sanctions regime. But his courage was not in vain. The framework of sanctions that we are - Speech Link
2: This country has an important role to play in the fight against corruption. Our status as a global financial - Speech Link
3: happening in the first place. In April 2016, the UK was the first in the G20 to establish a public register - Speech Link

2. Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions
26/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Speaker, I should like to make a statement on our new global anti-corruption sanctions regulations.Corruption - Speech Link

3. Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords]
01/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: late starred new clauses and amendments from the Government, which were tabled yesterday afternoon and which - Speech Link
2: requirement—“(1) For the purposes of preventing money laundering, where a limited partnership registered in - Speech Link
3: detection, investigation or prevention of money laundering, the Secretary of State must provide all reasonable - Speech Link

4. Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020
29/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: under the powers provided by the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018. The regulations were made - Speech Link

5. Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords]
20/02/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Bill is to grant Her Majesty’s Government full power over British sanctions policy after we leave the EU - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Identify and sanction any Pakistani individuals involved in money laundering
1. Venezuela: Money Laundering
asked by: Andrew Lewer
26/02/2019
... whether the Government is taking steps to identify (a) individuals and (b) institutions in the UK which have (i) facilitated and (ii) benefited from the movement of stolen and laundered Venezuelan funds through the UK; and which partners the Government is working with to (A) identify and (B) freeze all monies and assets in the UK that are Maduro regime pending transfer of those monies to the control of the government of interim President Juan Guaido.

2. Money Laundering and Sanctions
asked by: Helen Goodman
13/03/2018
... what the timetable is for implementing the Government's new anti-money laundering and sanctions regime.

3. Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018
asked by: Jonathan Djanogly
04/06/2019
... when he plans to publish the annual report required under section 32 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018.

4. Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018
asked by: Jonathan Djanogly
04/06/2019
... how many individuals are subject to the annual report required under section 32 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018; and what the nationality is of such individual.

5. Sanctions and Anti-money Laundering Act 2018
asked by: Helen Goodman
12/11/2018
... what estimate he has made of the money which will accrue to the public purse as a result of the coming into force of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018; and for what reason that estimate was not published in the Avoidance and Evasion section of Budget 2018.

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We want the Government to take action to keep dirty money from corruption out of the UK and make an example that the UK will not tolerate corruption, as the UK is seen by some as a “safe-haven” for corruption. If the Government strengthens their grip against corruption and introduces sanctions on individuals who bring dirty money from Pakistan/overseas it would be in the best interest of the British people.


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Government Response

Monday 13th September 2021

The Government will continue to consider individuals and entities under the Global Anti-Corruption sanctions regime, guided by the purposes of the Regulations to prevent and combat serious corruption.


On 26 April, the UK Government established the Global Anti-Corruption sanctions regime which gives the UK powers to impose sanctions on those involved in serious corruption around the world. This marked a significant step forward for the UK’s global leadership in combating corruption and promoting fair and open societies.

As set out in the Regulations, the activities covered by the Global Anti-Corruption sanctions regime are bribery and misappropriation, plus a range of different kinds of involvement in such bribery or misappropriation. The Regulations contain powers to impose sanctions for money laundering activities relating to bribery or misappropriation. A person can be sanctioned if they conceal or disguise - or facilitate the concealment or disguise of - serious corruption or its proceeds, or transfers or converts any proceeds from serious corruption. The full details of the Regulations can be found here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/488/contents/made

The UK Government keeps all evidence and potential designations under close review, however it would not be appropriate to speculate about future sanctions targets as to do so could reduce their impact.

The UK Government has published a policy note that sets out factors likely to be relevant to consideration of designations, which can be found here. As set out in the policy note, factors likely to be relevant to consideration of designations include HMG’s anti-corruption policy priorities and the scale, nature and impact of the corruption.

The UK Government has also published an information note for non-government organisations with information about what the Global Anti-Corruption sanctions regime aims to do and what it covers. It also explains the information needed when the UK government considers those who may be designated under this regime. The note can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/global-anti-corruption-sanctions-information-note-for-non-government-organisations

In the context of Pakistan, the UK is acting robustly to tackle corruption and illicit finance. The British High Commission in Islamabad works constructively with the Government of Pakistan and relevant law enforcement agencies to build capabilities in targeting, investigating and prosecuting financial crime. Such cooperation has previously delivered the successful repatriation of a multimillion-pound settlement back to Pakistan.

The UK is committed to Pakistan’s long-term economic development. Countering corruption and tackling illicit financing is a key part of that process. Our overall goal remains to see a stable and prosperous Pakistan and wider region.

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office


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