"We are very preoccupied by what is happening in Afghanistan and by the expansion of IS influence", Lavrov said during a press conference in Moscow with his Pakistan counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif.
Pakistan thwarted a USA bid to put it back on a terrorist-financing watch list, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Tuesday, adding that Islamabad was given a three-month reprieve by an global watchdog.
Asif tweeted that Pakistan's "efforts have paid (off)" during a Tuesday meeting on the US-led motion, suggesting there was "no consensus for nominating Pakistan". "Grateful to friends who helped", he said.
Asked if Washington was happy with a new Pakistani law created to boost the country's counterterrorism capabilities, Nauert said she did not have enough information about the law to comment.
Pakistan has been attempting to avoid becoming part of a list of countries that have laundered money or financed terrorists.
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If the FATF adopts the resolution, Pakistan could once again be placed on the grey list of countries with deficient anti-money laundering regimes.
On Saturday, Pakistan tried a new gambit to escape the terror financing tag, pleading with the United States that putting it on the Fatf grey list would humiliate it in the eyes of the hardliners who have argued that there is no percentage in toeing the U.S. line. Last month, the Trump administration suspended military aid to Pakistan worth about $2 billion.
In explaining what adding Pakistan to the FATF watchlist would to the country, Diaa Hadid, an Islamabad-based reporter for National Public Radio (NPR), notes that it "would make it harder for Pakistan to obtain global loans and for investors to come here".
Pakistan repeatedly denied assisting militants in Afghanistan and India.
Pakistan suspects Indias hand behind the US-sponsored resolution as Ismail recently lamented that the FATA was used for political purposes, the report said.
According to the financial sector experts, any move to place Pakistan on the watch-list would enhance scrutiny level of the financial transactions that the country's banking sector would undertake with the rest of the world.