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Shehryar Afridi warns enemies of the state that it won’t be blackmailed

The minister of state for interior said peace in Karachi has been restored

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March 30, 2019


Interior minister wants public to notice ‘drop’ in Karachi’s crime rate

Ali Raza Abidi’s murder is a tragedy, says Shehryar Afridi

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December 26, 2018


Hamza Shehbaz’s name not on ECL: interior ministry

He was stopped from travelling to Doha Tuesday

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December 12, 2018


Ahsan Iqbal credits govt for ending load shedding–and the lights go out

Hardly a few seconds had passed after the interior minister credited the government for ending load shedding when the lights went out, creating an embarrassing situation for Ahsan Iqbal.  “The government has added 10,000mw to the national grid,” he said to attendees at an event. “In the 66 years of Pakistan’s history, only 1800mw were…

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May 21, 2018


Bilawal holds Nisar responsible for non-implementation of NAP

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has held former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar responsible for non-implementation of National Action Plan. It sends a wrong message when an interior minister meets the leader of an outlawed organization, Bilawal said, referring to Nisar’s meeting with ASWJ leader Moulana Ahmad Ludhyanvi. The PPP chairman said NAP has not been…

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May 10, 2018


Video: Ahsan Iqbal rushed to hospital after gun attack

Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was shot at a political gathering of PML-N in Punjab’s Narowal city on Sunday. He was rushed to Narowal district with non-life threatening injury. Watch this exclusive video…

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May 6, 2018


Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal survives gun attack

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was injured as he was shot after a political gathering of PML-N in Narowal, Samaa reported Sunday. Iqbal was out of danger, and the attacker was arrested. DPO Narowal Imran Kishwar, while speaking to Samaa, said the minister was shot in right arm. “Ahsan Iqbal is being treated in Narowal district…

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May 6, 2018


Trying to end scandal, Britain’s May appoints Javid as interior minister

Britain’s Theresa May appointed Sajid Javid as her new interior minister on Monday, elevating the former banker to try to draw a line under an immigration scandal that has threatened the prime minister’s authority. Known for his passion for detail when he was business minister, Javid, who backed staying in the European Union, will take…

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April 30, 2018


Judiciary won’t influence outcome of Pakistan’s general election: interior minister

LONDON: Pressure from Pakistan’s judiciary won’t influence the outcome of upcoming general elections this year, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Wednesday, adding he hoped the election would be free and fair. Earlier this month, Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party from holding…

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April 19, 2018


Election will prove Pakistanis are not tenants: Ahsan Iqbal

By Shahid Hussain LAHORE: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says his party doesn’t believe in any ‘NRO’, (National Reconciliation Order), any secret deal, as it had an NRO with the people of Pakistan to transform the country into an economic tiger. “The next general elections will prove that 200 million Pakistanis are not tenants but owners…

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March 31, 2018


Pakistan to become South Asia’s industrial hub after CPEC completion: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday said Pakistan would become an industrial hub of South Asia after the completion of CPEC. Talking to State-TV, the minister said the mega project is a game changer for Pakistan as it would bring improvement in social infrastructure, energy, industrial cooperation, agriculture and many other sectors, besides…

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March 25, 2018


Transport corridors imperative to connect nations, promote trade: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said future of Asian countries depends on promotion of trade and commerce and connectivity through transport corridors. Transport corridors help connect the countries and play pivotal role in economic integration, trade development and regional connectivity across the globe. At a launching ceremony of…

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March 22, 2018


Aamir Liaquat met Nawaz Sharif in Karachi: Interior Minister

KARACHI: TV personality Dr Aamir Liaquat Husain met ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Karachi and called him a true leader of Pakistan, said Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday. This came shortly after Hussain met Imran Khan in Karachi and announced his decision to join the PTI. “I am joining PTI to fight the…

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March 19, 2018


FATF watchlist: Interior Minister warns against speculations

ISLAMABAD: As reports surface that Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global money-laundering watchdog, has placed Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal cautioned against speculations on the matter. “No official intimation of #FATF decision yet. We should not speculate till official statement is released,” Iqbal said on Twitter. No official…

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February 23, 2018


Nawaz Sharif, PML-N cannot be separated: Ahsan Iqbal

By SAMAA staff ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that Nawaz Sharif could not be separated from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Speaking to media persons, Ahsan Iqbal said “our enemy is making threats of surgical strikes whereas inside the country, surgical strikes are being carried out on the parliament and government to spread a…

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February 23, 2018


Ehsanullah Ehsan to be tried in military court, Talal Chaudhry tells Senate

NEWS DESK: The interior ministry on Friday told the upper house of the parliament that Ehsanullah Ehsan, a former spokesperson of the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), would be tried in a military court. State Minister on Interior Talal Chaudhry said this while responding to a question by Senator Farhatullah Babar on the detention and…

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February 16, 2018


Terrorists on the run after successful operations: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday said the successful operation of Pakistan’s security forces had weakened networks of terrorists, who were on the run. “We made the National Action Plan (NAP) and launched a full-fledged operation against terrorists in the country, which will continue till complete annihilation of terrorists and extremists,” he said….

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January 23, 2018


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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January 14, 2018


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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December 7, 2017


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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December 5, 2017


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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December 1, 2017