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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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Ahsan for collective efforts to prevent extremism in youth

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Professor Ahsan Iqbal Monday stressed the need for undertaking collective efforts to prevent youth from the accessibility of the material based on extremist ideologies. He said this in a meeting at Higher Education Commission on the implementation of National Action Plan. Seventy vice chancellors of national universities participated in the meeting through…

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Ministers should place national interest before making statements: Nisar

Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the duty of ministers should not be to just give statements but to find solutions of problems at hand. “Isn’t Pakistan’s internal security better than what it was in June, 2013? This was not possible due to foreign funding or pressure but due to Allah’s blessings…

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Gains of NAP, Raddul Fasaad being consolidated to root out terrorism from country: Ahsan Iqbal

KARACHI: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) government is determined to make Pakistan the Asian tiger, reported Radio Pakistan. Talking to the media in Karachi on Tuesday, he said CPEC will prove to be a game changer for the country. Ahsan Iqbal said achievements of National Action Plan…

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Latest surge in Balochistan violence perpetrated by elements from Western border: Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that latest surge of terrorist attacks in Balochistan was perpetrated by elements from across the western border. “The latest surge of terrorist attacks in Balochistan is perpetrated from the elements across the western border. However, we are resolved to defeat any conspiracy against our motherland,” said Iqbal while speaking…

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Interior Minister directs Rangers to set up relief camps in rain-hit Karachi

ISLAMABAD: In a telephonic conversation , Interior Minister Professor Ahsan Iqbal has directed DG Rangers, Sindh to utilise all resources in the rescue and relief operation in flood affected areas hit by torrential rain in Karachi today. The Interior Minister has directed the DG Rangers to set up relief camps to secure affectees and assist…

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Chaudhry Nisar hits back at Pervaiz Rashid over Dawn Leaks criticism

ISLAMABAD: Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Friday hit back at fellow PML-N’s leader Pervaiz Rashid who broke his silence for the first time since his dismissal as Information and Broadcasting Minister over Dawn Leaks. In an exclusive interview with SAMAA earlier in the day, Pervaiz Rashid said that he had nothing to do with…

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Nobody to be allowed to sabotage peace in Karachi: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal Wednesday said nobody would be allowed to sabotage peace in Karachi. He was chairing a meeting over the law and order in Karachi. The minister was given a briefing by Director General Rangers Sindh in the meeting attended by high level officials of interior ministry. He said Karachi was…

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What portfolio Chaudhry Nisar can get in new cabinet?

As the newly elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will be announcing his new federal cabinet, former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s political future is in a limbo.

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Nisar acknowledges Interior Ministry staff in last letter

ISLAMABAD: Former Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday acknowledged entire Ministry including heads and staff of its attached departments for their hard-work, diligence and commitment to duty during his tenure. In a letter written to Secretary Interior, Chaudhry Nisar gave credit to entire team of the ministry and its…

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Spokesman says Interior Minister was excluded from PML-N’s consultative process

ISLAMABAD: An interior ministry spokesperson on Wednesday dispelled the impression that Interior Minister was angry or efforts were being made to placate him. “The truth is that the interior minister had taken a stance on some important matters in the PML-N’s internal meetings, after which he was sidelined from the consultative process,” the spokesperson said….

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Chaudhry Nisar decides to break silence

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali has decided to break his silence regarding ongoing political situation arising out of the Panama case hearing. According to the Ministry of Interior, Chaudhry Nisar will hold a press conference on Sunday at pm. The interior minister last made a brief appearance in the cabinet’s meeting on July…

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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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