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Chaudhry Nisar grieved over oil tanker tragedy

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Sunday expressed his heart-felt grief over the oil-tanker tragedy at Ahmedpur Sharqia, in which a large number of people lost their lives and many others  received injuries. In a statement, he expressed his sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured. Meanwhile,…

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Nisar discusses Quetta violence with IG FC

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday contacted Inspector General FC Balochistan Major General Nadeem Ahmed over phone and took details regarding yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Quetta. He was briefed about an important achievement gained in a major operation carried against terrorists in past days by the Frontier Constabulary (FC) Balochistan, a…

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Interior Ministry allows 73 INGOs to operate in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: In the ongoing process of registration of INGOs, the Interior Ministry has so far granted approval to 73 INGOs allowing them to operate in  country and undertake various socio-economic projects. As many as 23 INGOs have been refused permission in view of their past performance and projects or due to certain activities falling outside…

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Suitable atmosphere prevails for economic activities: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday urged the business community to take advantage of the better law and order situation and play its role in speeding up economic activities in the country. The minister was talking to a delegation of representatives of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry…

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Nisar orders registration of INGOs under new policy

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday directed the interior ministry that the process of registration of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) under the new policy should be completed by next month. Chairing a high level meeting at the interior ministry to review the progress made so far in the registration of INGOs, he…

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Nisar orders streamlining of issuance of visas to Chinese nationals

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday directed Interior Ministry to review, regulate and streamline the process of issuance of visas to Chinese nationals after the unfortunate incident of abduction of two Chinese from Quetta. Expressing his deep concern over the unfortunate incident, the minister observed that there is a need to review…

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Nisar directs PTA to prepare SOPs to check social media misuse

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday directed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to formulate SOPs for putting in place a framework which ensures that social media is used as a medium to facilitate positive, constructive and healthy interactions. Chairing a high level meeting here, he further directed that initial draft of Standard Operating…

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Nisar issues show-cause notice to three officials for sensitive information leak

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday took notice of the leakage of some sensitive official information and ordered immediate suspension of a Section Officer of Interior Ministry. The Joint Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Section Officer of the ministry were also served show-cause notices, says a press release issued here. The Interior…

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Nisar condemns blast in Mastung

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday strongly condemned a roadside blast in Mastung and expressed deep sorrow over loss of precious human lives. In a brief statement issued here, the Minister expressed sympathies with the families of victims and also enquired about health of Deputy Chairman Senate, Maulana…

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Nisar takes notice of irregularities in Excise department

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Monday taking notice of reported irregularities in Excise and Taxation Department, Islamabad sought report from Chief Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner. In a statement issued here, the minister took action on the complaints regarding embezzlement in awarding contract of vehicle registration plates by the Excise and Taxation Department…

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PM Nawaz, Interior Minister discuss News Gate scandal

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan discussed the News Gate scandal at PM House on Saturday.

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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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