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No truth about issuance of 50, 000 fake CNICs: Nisar

KARACHI: Federal Interior Minister, Chaudhri Nisar Ali Khan here on Friday strongly dispelled the impression that 500,000 fake National Identity Cards (NICs) had been issued in Karachi during past few years. Talking to media, after inaugurating NADRA Mega Center at Defence Housing Authority area, he said a total of 350,000 NICs, with varied degrees of…

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Chaudhry Nisar to visit Karachi today

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan will arrive in Karachi on Friday on a two day visit.

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Action against foreigners entering Pakistan without valid visas under law ordered

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday decided that after suspension of landing permits, all foreigners entering Pakistan without valid visas or without completing immigration process, would be proceeded against under law, which could include arrest and prosecution. The decision was taken during a meeting here, which was chaired by Minister for Interior and Narcotics…

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Nisar urges OIC to adopt unified stance against blasphemy

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday reiterated that spread of blasphemous and sacrilegious contents through social media has caused deep concern and resentment amongst Pakistanis, saying this is intolerable for any Muslim. He said for last few months very offensive and indescribable blasphemous content was being circulated on social media which was…

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Federal capital to be equipped with RFIB by May: Ch Nisar

ISLAMABAD: All entry and exit points of the federal capital would be equipped with Radio Frequency Identification Barrier (RFIB) by May this year enabling smooth entry and exit of the commuters and ensuring enhanced security of the federal capital. The decision to this effect was taken during a high level meeting chaired by Minister for…

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Nisar for revising, updating visa rules to bring in transparency

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday directed the Interior Ministry to revise and update visa rules, besides introduction of online visa regime to bring in transparency and minimize discretion. Chairing a high-level meeting here, he ordered immediate suspension of visas on arrival under guise of Landing Permits, saying that this…

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45 websites, 65 Facebook pages containing blasphemous content blocked: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali says that 45 websites and 65 Facebook pages containing blasphemous content have been blocked in Pakistan in the last two days. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Nisar said social networking giant Facebook has agreed to address Pakistan’s concern on the issue of blasphemy. “We are going…

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Distortion of religious beliefs intolerable: Nisar

ISLAMABAD:  Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Friday said distortion of religious beliefs and sacrilege of holy personalities of any religion was intolerable. Chairing a meeting of the ambassadors of the Islamic countries, he said no law permits showing disrespect or distortion of any religion, a press release said. The meeting was convened by the interior minister…

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Nisar asks PCB, FIA to work together for spot-fixing probe

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Tuesday took notice of contradictory news reports of spot-fixing case. In a statement, the minister directed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to work together with mutual consultation and coordination for resolving the issue. There should not be any impression that both the institutions (PCB…

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344,597 suspected CNICs blocked: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday said that some 344,597 Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) had been blocked, mainly in suspect or confirmed alien and under verification category. Replying to a question in the National Assembly, the minister said there was a set procedure for the verification of…

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Nisar asks ministry to help Pakistan woman stuck in India

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has allowed repatriation of a woman namely Robina who had been languishing in jail in Indian Occupied Kashmir along with her minor girl for past five years. Robina went to New Delhi along with her husband and her four months old daughter in 2012, says a press release….

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Blasphemy culprits to be dealt with iron hands: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday said culprits of blasphemy were enemies of humanity and those responsible for this intolerable act will be dealt with iron hands and brought to book. The government was fully prepared to take strict action against blasphemers and whole nation stands with the government in this…

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Cricketers face jail if found guilty of spot-fixing: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali has said that any cricketer found guilty of spot-fixing during the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be jailed. “If UK can jail cricketers for corruption, why can’t we do it,” Nisar told media persons in Islamabad. “This business of spot fixing is our weakness. We cannot…

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Nisar urges international community to come out of Islamophobia

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday said the goal of ensuring durable peace, lasting stability and continued development would remain elusive till the regional powers, aided by international community, worked hand in hand for overcoming shared challenges and mutual issues. The minister was speaking at the closing session of a two-day Pak-UK international…

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Close civil-military cooperation in supreme national interest: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday said good coordination and close cooperation between civil and military leadership was in supreme national interest. “Better civil-military relations as of today are in interest of Pakistan and delivering desired results,” the Minister said this while addressing senior military officers from National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad….

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Nisar seeks end to politicking on cricket match

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday urged political rivals to refrain from politicking and point scoring on the PSL’s final, saying that organizing the cricket match in Lahore will improve Pakistan’s image. The minister, who visited different localities of his constituency including Barka, Papen Bangla and others, was talking to…

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Nisar seeks media support to combat terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday urged media to play a role in countering menace of terrorism and to unite the nation by keeping feelings of fear and depression away from them. Speaking at a consultation meeting, along with Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb, he said Presidents…

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Nisar orders visa extension for Afghans hit by border closure

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Friday directed concerned officials to immediately resolve visa issues of citizens of Afghanistan in Pakistan. The interior minister took notice of difficulties being faced by Afghan citizens in Pakistan due to closure of Pak-Afghan border. A statement issued here said as per Interior Minister’s direction Regional Passport…

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Interior ministry strikes Ayyan Ali’s name off ECL

ISLAMABAD: Supermodel Ayyan Ali can now travel abroad as her name has been removed from Exit Control List (ECL) on Wednesday. In this regard, the ministry has also issued an official notification which is sent to the concerned departments. According to the notification issued by Interior Ministry’s official Qalandar Khan, Ayyan’s name has been removed…

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Nisar orders opening of Islamabad shrine for faithfuls

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday directed quarters concerned to beef up the security despite closing for faithfuls in the federal capital. In a statement issued here, he expressed his repulsion over reported closure of a shrine in Islamabad due to security reasons. The move comes a day after a suicide bomber…

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Nisar takes notice of FIR against bloggers

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday took notice of a report regarding registration of FIR against bloggers under blasphemy laws by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). In a statement issued here, he said how was it possible that FIA registered a case against someone without any inquiry. The bloggers…

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