Pakistan has serious concerns regarding motion with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for placing Pakistan on its watch list, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said on Thursday.

During his weekly media briefing, Faisal said FATF is an international body that sets standards relating to combating of money laundering and terrorist financing. "Such motions are aimed to hamper the economic growth of Pakistan," he added.

He said Pakistan remains committed to combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and ongoing terrorist combating operations by Pakistan army are proof of our commitment towards combating this menace.

Replying to a question, Dr Faisal said Afghan president’s tweets regarding Naqeebullah Mehsud case is an act of interference in Pakistan’s internal affair.

He said Pakistan strongly rejects the allegations of certain Indian police and defense officials and media insinuations in connection with the reported attack on Sunjwan camp in Indian-held Kashmir.

"A particular segment in the Indian media runs with their clear intention to malign Pakistan and whips up public frenzy, we hope world community would take due cognizance of India’s smear campaign against Pakistan and the deliberate creation of war hysteria," he added.

On the recent comments of the Indian defence minister, Dr Faisal said familiar Indian tendency of apportioning blame on Pakistan, without concrete evidence, is regrettable. "The reflex assignment of blame and smear campaigns, based on unfounded allegations, carry no credibility," he added.

The spokesperson said India’s rapidly growing nuclear programme poses threat to regional peace and stability and negates India’s own claims of disarm policy.

"We expect the international community to take cognizance of the belligerent and repeated Indian statements against Pakistan, which are not only against international law but also threatens regional peace and security," he added.