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SECP proposed amendments in the AML/CFT Regulations, 2018

January 29, 2020

Islamabad, January 29, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), to further strengthen SECP’s AML/CFT regime, has proposed certain amendments in the Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Regulations, 2018. The amendments that are in line with the FATF Recommendations and international best practices have been placed on SECP’s website for public consultation.


The proposed amendments elaborate on the Risk Based Approach requiring regulated persons (RPs) including; securities brokers, futures brokers, insurers, Takaful operators, non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and Modarabas to conduct risk assessment that is aligned with Pakistan’s latest National Risk Assessment and ensure implementation of Targeted Financial Sanctions.


The minimum information required for the purpose of KYC/CDD has been listed to make documentation requirements simple and clearer. Moreover, the draft amendments provide more clarity on verification for Beneficial Ownership, close associates and family members of PEPs. The RPs are encouraged to use technological solutions for screening and monitoring of transactions as per best practices. The SECP has tried to address the regulated sector’s feedback regarding gaps in the implementation of AML/CFT Framework.


The proposed amendments are placed at SECP’s website Public/Stakeholders may send their comments latest by February 27, 2020 at Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, NICL Building, 63 Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad or at Email:


For more information, contact:

Head, Internal and External Communication

Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)

NIC Building, 63 Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad

Tel: +92-51-9214005 or +92-51-9214009 (Ext. 378)

Fax: +92-51-9206459

Cell: +92-302-8552254



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