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PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s new cabinet finalised

ISLAMABAD: The new federal cabinet of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been finalized by the senior leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). According to details, Mushahid Ullah Khan will be the Environment Minister while Khawaja Asif will be appointed as the Foreign Minister. Khurram Dastagir will be the new Defence Minister of Pakistan,…

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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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Notice issued to ministry on Shahzaib plea for removal of name from ECL

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday issued notices to the Interior Ministry and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for August 7 on a petition filed by suspended Cricketer Shahzaib Hassan for removal of his name from Exit Control List (ECL). The court also summoned a responsible officer of the ministry on the next date of…

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At last, Chaudhry Nisar discloses what irked him

At last, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan sounded off grievances against PML-N as he turned down the request by Shehbaz Sharif and the party ministers to postpone the press conference. Nisar disclosed as to why he was sidelined in the party’s consultation meetings. Watch more in Fakhr-ur-Rehman’s report.

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JIT report on Chinese nationals’ kidnapping submitted to Nisar

ISLAMABAD: A joint investigation team (JIT), which probed the kidnapping incident of Chinese nationals in Quetta, on Tuesday submitted its detailed report to Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. The minister reviewed the report and approved several measures, including immediate ousting of all those foreigners after cancelling their visas, who are…

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Committee formed to probe manhandling of journalists at PIMS

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior has set up a high-level committee to investigate an unpleasant incident at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) with journalists. The Committee, formed as per direction of Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, will consist of senior officers from Interior Ministry, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Capital Administration…

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Initial report of suicide attack on FC presented to interior minister

ISLAMABAD: An initial report of suicide attack on personnel of Frontier Corps (FC) in Peshawar, was presented to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday. In the incident of attack on the vehicle of FC in Hayatabad Peshawar, officer of FC Major Jamal was martyred and four personnel were injured. According to interior ministry,…

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Interior ministry denies Nisar walked out of cabinet’s meeting

ISLAMABAD: A spokesman of interior ministry Friday clarified that nothing unpleasant happened and Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan did not walk out of the cabinet meeting. “We should avoid speculations and unrealistic comments with regard to remarks of interior minister during Cabinet meeting held on Thursday,” he said this in a statement issued here. There was…

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Interior ministry denies meeting between Nisar, Shehbaz

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior Wednesday contradicted a news item appearing in a section of press regarding meeting of Minister for Interior Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan with Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif. According to a spokesman of the interior ministry, there was no such meeting held between them today or yesterday. He requested the media…

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Dr. Asim case: SC issues notice to NAB, Interior Ministry

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Ministry of Interior in the case related to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Dr. Asim Hussain. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal issued notices to the litigants in two petitions, one was moved by Dr Asim seeking early hearing…

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Security of JIT officials lies with Interior Ministry: PTI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stated that the responsibility of providing protection to the joint investigation team (JIT) probing offshore wealth of Sharif family lies with the Interior Ministry, Samaa reported. A party’s representative stated that Interior Ministry should have investigated the Dawn Leaks issue. “From day one, we had demanded that its investigation should have…

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Interior ministry clarifies news reports on employee’s death

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior Thursday clarifying a news item appearing in sections of press regarding death of ministry’s employee made it clear that the news item was not based on true facts. In a statement the spokesperson of Ministry of Interior said this was a very unfortunate of declaring anyone responsible of this incident…

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Interior Ministry orders action against those defaming armed forces on social media

ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry has ordered Cyber Crime Wing of Federal Investigation Agency to take action against all those who are criticize armed forces of Pakistan on social media, Samaa reported. According to details, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has instructed the authorities to launch crackdowns against users and pages which defame the armed forces…

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Govt has succeeded in saving Maryam, DG ISPR should resign: Aitzaz

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party leader and senior lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan said on Wednesday that the federal government had succeeded in saving Maryam Nawaz from the Dawn Leaks scandal and demanded that DG ISPR resign. Speaking to SAMAA TV, Aitzaz Ahsan said that it was apparent for all to see that all matters had been resolved…

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If security agencies can’t provide protection, it leaves a question mark on them: Nisar

WAH CANTT: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Monday that if security agencies could not offer protection, then it would raise a question mark on their performance.  Addressing participants gathered at an event to mark World Labour Day, Chaudhry Nisar said that he had received a report which had warned that a…

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PM directs Nisar to implement recommendations on Dawn Leaks

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Samaa reported on Friday. According to details, Nisar briefed the prime minister on the Dawn Leaks issue along with other important national issues. PM Sharif has directed the interior minister to implement the recommendations of the committee probing the Dawn Leaks. According…

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PSL fixing: Suspended cricketers to record statements before FIA

LAHORE: Suspended cricketers Mohammad Irfan, Sharjeel Khan, Shahzaib Hasan and Khalid Latif will appear before Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday to record their statements regarding the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot fixing scandal. The four cricketers will record their statements in the case at FIA office located at Lahore. The investigation agency, in a…

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Holiday notification is fake, says interior ministry

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday announced that it has not issued any order/circular regarding half day local holiday on February 28 and local holiday on March 1. In a notification issued here, the Ministry said circular no. 2/4/2014-Public dated February 28, 2017, attributed to it was fake. The ministry clarified that Islamabad Capital…

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Interior Ministry approves issuance of red warrant for Altaf Hussain

ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry Tuesday approved the issuance of red warrant for Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, a letter in this regard would soon be dispatched to Interpol. The MQM founder is wanted in several cases including hate speech and terrorism in the country. In the previous hearing,…

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Hafiz Saeed among 38 JuD leaders put on ECL

The Ministry of Interior has placed the name of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed and 37 others on the Exit Control List (ECL), besides freezing the assets of the organisation. Watch this report…

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Nisar suspends agreement signed by NADRA, MasterCard

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has taken strong notice of the agreement signed by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) with MasterCard for financial transactions. According to a statement issued by Interior Ministry, the said agreement has been signed without taking written permission from the government, and neither holding any consultations with the…

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