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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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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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Govt constitutes committee to review sit-in operation

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday constituted a three-member committee to review sit-in operation at Faizabad. The committee, led by the Secretary Interior, would analyze whether or not there was any improvement in police capabilities in handling the sit-ins since 2014, a statement issued here said. The minister, according to a statement, suggested that…

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PTI demands resignation of Interior Minister

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) called for the immediate resignation of Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal after mishandling Faizabad dharna in Islamabad.

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Islamabad protest: Contempt of court notice issued to Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Friday was issued a contempt of court notice by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) over government’s failure to end the ongoing protest of religious parties at Faizabad Interchange, Samaa reported. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC issued the notice while hearing a case pertaining to the protest…

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Iqbal asks protesters to end sit-in at Faizabad

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has appealed the protesters to end their sit-in in Islamabad as the law regarding finality of Prophethood has been made more strict and effective. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Sunday afternoon, he said no one can think of compromising finality of the Prophethood. The Minister said that the…

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We are facing an extraordinary situation in Islamabad: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that the government was facing an extraordinary situation in the federal capital, referring to the protest sit-in stage by religious parties since the past 10 days.  Speaking to media personnel, Ahsan Iqbal said that after Imran Khan and Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, everyone wanted to stage a protest sit-in….

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Dar loses Council of Common Interests membership to Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been replaced with Interior Minister Ishaq Dar at the Council of Common Interests, reported SAMAA TV on Monday. It is pertinent to mention here that earlier, the chairmanship of ECC and  was also taken away from the federal finance minister. Ishaq Dar is currently facing trial in a corruption…

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Pakistan moving toward goal of economic development: Ahsan Iqbal

SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Interior Prof. Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said that Pakistan, despite all hurdles, was rapidly moving ahead towards the goal of economic development and political stability. He said the PML-N government was fulfilling its all promises made with the public including raising their living standard besides overcoming the energy crisis. He stated…

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Smooth transition of power vital for Pakistan’s prosperity: minister

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Thursday said political stability and smooth transition of power after the next general elections were essential for turning Pakistan into a mature democracy and achieving sustainable development. Talking to a select group of journalists from print and electronic media here, the Minister said Pakistan was heading towards smooth transition and…

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Interior Minister apologizes for inconvenience due to security measures

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minster for Interior Prof Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday apologized the citizens of Islamabad and Rawalpindi for blocking the roads through containers to stop entry of protesters to avoid any untoward incident. He said it had become inevitable to take safety measures in twin cities due to rallies from some religious parties. In a statement…

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Ahsan Iqbal urges DG ISPR to desist from commenting on economy

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Friday urged Pakistan army chief spokesman Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor to refrain from making statements on state of economy in the country. In a press statement, Ahsan Iqbal said that such irresponsible statements can dent Pakistan’s reputation globally. “The government is executing the largest development budget in the country’s…

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Why did Ahsan Iqbal go to the accountability court? Talks about it on Twitter

NEWS DESK: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was barred from entering the premises of the Accountability Court on Monday by Rangers personnel. After the hue and cry over this inappropriate action of the force that is subordinate to the interior ministry, a columnist on Twitter asked Iqbal why he went to the accountability court. And…

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Why was I stopped: Ahsan Iqbal seeks clarification from Secretary Interior

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Monday summoned Secretary Interior to clarify as to who issued the orders to bar federal ministers from entering Judicial Complex.   The federal minister called the secretary of his ministry to account for the situation that cropped up after personnel of paramilitary force stopped him from entering the Judicial…

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Ahsan Iqbal lashes out at Rangers for barring entry

NEWS DESK: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday lashed out at Rangers for barring PML-N leaders, lawyers and supporters of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif as well as media personnel from entering the accountability court in Islamabad where the former prime minister has appeared for a hearing into graft cases against him. Speaking to the media, the…

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Watch: Ahsan Iqbal barred from entering court premises

NEWS DESK: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was stopped on Monday by Rangers from entering the premises of Accountability Court where hearing of three NAB references against Nawaz Sharif and his children are in progress. Watch here:

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Unparalleled success achieved in war against terrorism: Ahsan Iqbal

BEIJING: Pakistan has achieved unparalleled successes against terrorism in the last four years and will be happy to share its experiences with other countries. This was stated by Federal Minister for Interior & PDR Ahsan Iqbal during his visit to Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Secretariat, said a statement received on Thursday said. He met with…

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Pakistan vows cooperation with Interpol for regional peace, security

BEIJING: Pakistan is strongly committed to deepen its cooperation with Interpol for restoration of peace and security at both regional and global levels as it pursues an inclusive development agenda and has been a major victim of terrorism, Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday. The interior minister represented Pakistan at the opening ceremony…

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Peace, stability prerequisites to materialize dream of progress: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said peace and stability are prerequisites without which dream of progress and prosperity cannot be materialized. The conclusion of research conducted in all parts of the world is that providing security and maintaining law and order are the key to execute development projects. The inclusive and sustainable…

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Nisar lambasts PM for backing FM’s remarks on in-house cleaning

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister and senior PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali on Tuesday called for his party’s government to refrain from statements that could embarrass Pakistan internationally. Nisar’s remarks came a day after Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi publicly backed Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif’s statement regarding ‘putting our own house in order’ and ‘in-house cleaning’….

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