The Pakistani government will now regulate local cryptocurrency firms under new legislation. Local news outlet The Express Tribune reported that the government of Pakistan will introduce Electronic Money Institutions (EMI) regulations based on the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
The FATF is an intergovernmental organization based in France that creates policies for combating money laundering and other threats to the integrity of the global financial system. It has reportedly been working on international regulations for cryptocurrencies.
The Express Tribune report cited anonymous sources from within the country’s finance ministry, stating that the measures were instituted in line with a government objective to effectively monitor the use of digital currencies within the country and curb illicit activity.
“These regulations will help [in] combating money laundering and terrorism financing while [they] will also help regulation of digital currency throughout the country,” the sources said, per the…