Iran's relationship with al-Qaeda began during the Osama bin Laden era and continued after his death with the hosting of his family.
A 26-point action plan covers the 15-month period from June 2018 to September 2019, which is when the FATF will review Pakistan's efforts.
Central Asian militants who joined ISIS, including those from the IMU and ETIM, may be trying to enter Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a Pakistani think tank.
Ravaged by air strikes and declining morale, ISIS in Afghanistan has responded to its increasingly desperate situation by manipulating society's most vulnerable members -- children.
'I left Swat with my eyes closed and now I am back with my eyes open,' she said.
Militants coming to Afghanistan on behalf of ISIS will find only death at the hands of Afghan and coalition forces, popular uprisings against militants, and resistance even from the Taliban.
Despite claiming that their cause is justified in Islam, militants are seeking only to make money through illicit means such as drug trafficking.
A Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) suicide bomber killed 11 soldiers in Swat Valley February 3.
The terrorist group kidnapped an estimated 300 Afghan children from their families to train them to carry out terrorist attacks. Nearly half have reportedly completed their training.
Authorities are urging the public to avoid donating to such groups and to report any suspicious activity to authorities.