One particular reason why Pakistan should be milked to eternity using FATF. They would have eveb given back bin laden if squeezed enough. The world s finally beginning to make stuff work in Pakistan.
I would like IK to come back to power and shamelessly beg US for another phone call from Biden, though I am surprised Pakistan is not even able to convince an person like Joe.
The hard truth is that this is the much higher leverage US enjoys on Pakistan compared to India.
American citizens died in the 26/11 terror attacks.....which is why/how the FBI got involved.
Pakistan's actions within AFG (at detriment to US forces) and then of course OBL/Abbotabad sanctuary further entrenched this grave distrust and near institutional antipathy US has with Pakistan right now (and further augmented by increasing importance of US relations with India).
But consider that no American citizens died in mumbai bombing of 93.....and thus dawood ibrahim doesn't get on "FBI wanted list" etc..... so he lives this long in the same denial purgatory (in some clifton residence iirc) that this Sajid Mir formerly did.
It is time and tested policy basically by Pakistan, world knows it.....all that varies is nature of relationship with this country in having some reason to overlook it and even embolden it.