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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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Pakistan needs Interior Minister of Naseerullah Babar’s stature: Bilawal

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Pakistan needs an Interior Minister of Naseerullah Babar’s stature having both brain and bravery to deal terrorists with iron hand. Major General (r) Naseerullah Babar was a PPP leader who served as Interior Minister under Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto during 1993-96 and is…

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Saeed Ghani slams govt’s inaction against Ch Nisar

Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Saeed Ghani expressed dismay over federal government’s failure to take action over findings of the Quetta commission report.  “No action has been initiated against anyone on Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s report despite passing of three weeks,” he said in a press statement, Senator Ghani said that it appears as if the…

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Nisar orders start of campaign against narcotics in schools

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Friday ordered the district administration to start a concerted campaign against the use of narcotics in schools and educational institutions. According to Interior Ministry’s statement, the interior minister instructed that in case of need, help should be sought from Anti Narcotics Force (ANF)….

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I will challenge Quetta Commission inquiry report: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali said that he would challenge the Quetta Commission’s Inquiry Report in the Supreme Court in a bid to defend his honour and dignity. Nisar’s remarks came two days after the judicial commission probing August 8 deadly attacks in Quetta criticized the interior minister for compromising the national action plan…

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Nisar takes notice of illegal occupation of QAU’s land

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday took notice of media reports about illegal occupation of land of Quaid-e-Azam University.  According to a statement issued here, he directed Islamabad administration for clearance of illegal land occupation and investigate the case. Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration formed a committee in light of minister’s…

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India’s lunatic scheme to divide Pakistan never to succeed: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Monday said the scheme of government of Bhatariya Janata Party (BJP) to divide Pakistan was a lunatic’s dream that would never be fulfilled. Reacting to the threat of Indian Interior Minister Rajnath Singh, the Interior Minister said in the presence of BJP, nobody else…

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Intelligence agency chief briefs Nisar on Quetta blasts

ISLAMABAD: Head of Intelligence Agency on Monday called on Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and briefed him on progress made so far in investigation of Quetta blasts. During the briefing, the minister was informed that intelligence agencies have arrested leader of a terrorist group involved in Quetta blasts after hectic efforts. The other…

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