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Here is what different PML-N leaders said on establishment conspiracy

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders had always complained of an establishment conspiracy being hatched against their government. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal, Talal Chaudhry, Khawaja Saad Rafique voiced fury over the ‘conspiracy’ being launched against their government. Watch this timeline on what they have been…

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Zainab murder: Interior Minister vows to bring culprit to book

LAHORE: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has termed Indian Army Chief’s statement about Pakistan as irresponsible. Talking to newsmen in Lahore on Sunday, he said the statement prove that India is an irresponsible country. The Minister said the statements of Indian Army Chief and US President Donald Trump are aimed at bringing Pakistan under pressure. He…

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Political stability vital for developments: Ahasn Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Friday said roadmap to formulate National Internal Security Policy is centered on goals defined in vision 2025 that envisage sharing peace, stability and development. Chairing a high level meeting here on formulation of National Internal Security Policy (NISP) 2018-2023, he said present government has steered the country towards progress by…

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Disapproved INGOs allowed to work till final decision

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior Wednesday allowed disapproved International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) to continue work till final decision is taken on their appeals. Minister for Interior, Prof Ahsan Iqbal has issued order in this regard keeping in view present operational affairs of INGOs and country’s image at international level, a statement issued here said. It is mentioned…

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Ahsan reviews proposals to finalize 5-year plan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday reviewed the proposals to finalize the 12th five-year plan here in a meeting held at the Planning Commission of Pakistan. The meeting was jointly chaired by Ahsan Iqbal and the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz. Senior officials and Members of the Planning Commission of…

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Sialkot Airport is ‘world’s first successful greenfield airport’: PM 

SIALKOT: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday inaugurated the international terminal at Sialkot Airport, terming it the “first successful greenfield airport” in the world. Addressing at the inauguration ceremony, the Prime Minister said unlike other unsuccessful greenfield airports in the world, the Sialkot International Airport was continuously being expanded with favourable outcomes. The Prime…

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Won’t let anyone meddle with Pakistan’s peace: Ahsan Iqbal warns US

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal warned the United States on Wednesday that Pakistan would not allow anyone to meddle with its peace.  Ahsan Iqbal was speaking at Police Lines in Islamabad when he lashed out at the incumbent administration of the United States for its recent tirade against Pakistan. “Trump’s recent statement is an…

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Ahsan directs to remove obstacles in registration of authentic INGOs

O ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Ahsan Iqbal on Monday directed the concerned section to remove obstacles in registration of authentic and active International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs). “We believe in internationalism. The INGOs will have to ensure transparency,” he said this in a statement issued here. The Minister said Pakistan values services of authentic INGOs in…

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India using Afghan soil to hamper CPEC: Ahsan

Quetta: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal Thursday said neighboring country India was using Afghanistan soil for hatching conspiracies against China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and spending million of dollars for nefarious designs against Pakistan. Talking to newsmen after inaugurating an Executive Passport Office in Quetta, the minister said Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav had revealed these…

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Ahsan Iqbal inaugurates NEST scholarships for needy students

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Interior and Planning, Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday inaugurated National Endowment scholarships for Talent (NEST) to award scholarships to needy but talented students from across the country. The inaugural ceremony was organized by NEST here which was attended by a large number of students who were selected for the scholarships. For vertical up…

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Imran Khan’s protest is biggest issue of Pakistan, says Iqbal

LAHORE: Interior Minister of Pakistan Ahsan Iqbal said that the sit-in protest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan is the biggest issue of the country, Samaa reported. He made the statement while speaking on Sunday. He said, “When we used to ask what is the biggest issue of Pakistan back in 2013 then the answer used…

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Pakistan, China to jointly thwart conspiracies against CPEC: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal Wednesday said that Pakistan and China would work together to foil conspiracies being hatched against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He expressed these views during a meeting with a Chinese Security delegation here, said a press release. The issues related to promoting Pak-China security cooperation and ensuring safety of…

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Govt launches E-passport system

ISLAMABAD:Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Wednesday said introduction of E-passport system would boost the country’s credibility at international level. He stated this while addressing an inaugural ceremony of E-passport here at the Interior Ministry. Giving the details about the new system, Ahsan Iqbal said in the first phase, E-passports would be issued to government officials, including…

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Task force being set up for improving education standard: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal Wednesday informed the Senate that it had been decided to set up task force for improving the standard of education system in country. Speaking in the House , the minister said that the task force would be composed on educational experts from all the provinces. He…

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US Govt provides armored personnel vehicles to Pakistani LEAs for combating terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Ranz officially handed over eleven armoured personnel vehicles (APVs) worth over 280 million rupees here Wednesday to the Islamabad Capital Territory Police (ICTP), the Frontier Constabulary and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police. According to US embassy, Islamabad the delivery underscores the US government’s commitment to working with…

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Never adopted discriminatory attitude towards Karachi: Ahsan Iqbal

KARACHI: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday that the government had never adopted a discriminatory attitude towards Karachi.  Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal participated in the opening ceremony of the first Executive Passport Office in Karachi. He said that the government had never discriminated against the city. “Those who are intent on disrupting the law…

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Parliamentary committee on CPEC briefed on project’s long-term plan

ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on Monday met under the chairmanship of Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed and received briefing on long-term plan of the project. Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal gave a briefing to the members of the committee regarding the long term plan of CPEC which has…

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Govt defeated loadshedding by adding 10,000 megawatts to national grid: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Thursday said the government succeeded in defeating loadshedding and 10,000 megawatts of electricity were added to the national grid in four years. He was speaking at the closing ceremony of HEC-Huawei ICT Skill Competititon 2017 organized here by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Huawei Technologies. As many as 7000…

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CPEC has opened new horizon of development to world: Ahsan Iqbal

LAHORE: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is opening up new horizon of development to the world. He said, “It is a matter of great pleasure that massive investments under CPEC is further strengthening Pak-China friendship, which is sweeter than honey, higher than stars and deepest than the Ocean.”…

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Top leaders discuss regional security with US Defense Secretary

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of Defense James Mattis called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi in Islamabad on Monday and discussed different aspects of Pak-US relations especially the regional security situation. Minister for Defense Khurram Dastgir, Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua, DG ISI Lieutenant General Naveed…

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Interior Minister commends timely response to Peshawar attack

PESHAWAR: A high-level meeting held here at Governor House Friday evening reviewed the overall security situation in the wake of terrorist attack on the Agriculture Directorate that claimed twelve lives mostly students. The meeting was attended among others by Governor KP Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Advisor to PM Engr.Amir Muqam and high…

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