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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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May 1, 2017


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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April 28, 2017


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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March 20, 2017


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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February 28, 2017


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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February 7, 2017


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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February 2, 2017


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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January 26, 2017


Around 266,412 Pakistanis deported from abroad in three years

ISLAMABAD: Around 266,412 Pakistanis were deported from different countries during last three years (2014 to 2016), a data of Ministry of Interior said. The number of countries from where Pakistanis were deported was 133. Majority of them were deported from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Iran. A country-wise break-up indicating their deportation on…

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January 23, 2017


Efforts being made for Salman Haider’s recovery: Interior Ministry

ISLAMABAD: All resources were being utilized and efforts were being made for the safe recovery of rights activist Salman Haider, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Monday. The spokesman, in a statement here, said police were making  efforts for Salman Haider’s recovery as per the Interior Minister’s instructions and assistance was also being taken from…

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January 9, 2017


Interior Ministry rejects allegations of Sindh govt

  ISLAMABAD: Interior ministry Tuesday rejected the allegations of Sindh government regarding implementation of National Action Plan (NAP). Responding to statements of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Spokesman for the Sindh government, he said it is quite unfortunate that a national security issue has been used merely for political point scoring without any…

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January 3, 2017


Interior Ministry rejects reports about Nisar, Difa-e-Pakistan Council leaders meeting

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry Sunday rejected reports that the meeting between the Interior Minister and delegation of Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) was arranged on the wish of Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan. In a statement released today, the ministry said Chaudhry Nisar met the delegation on the request of Difa-e-Pakistan Council. It said that the opponents have…

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December 18, 2016


Nisar meets British PM, NSA in London

ISLAMABAD: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said she was looking forward to visiting Pakistan, in the first half of 2017. The British prime minister expressed these views as she walked into a meeting of Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan with National Security Adviser (NSA) Sir Mark Lyall Grant at 10 Downing…

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November 15, 2016


Saudi soldier dead in firefight with Yemen rebels: ministry

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian troops and Yemeni rebels have exchanged fire along their border, leaving one Saudi soldier dead, the interior ministry said on Friday. The firefight came a week after Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is allied with Shiite Huthi rebels, called for “revenge” following air strikes on a funeral ceremony in Yemen’s rebel-held…

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October 14, 2016


Hussain Haqqani’s passport issued in time: ministry

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior on Monday contradicted media reports regarding passport issuance of former Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Hussain Haqqani, saying concerned directorate issued the passport within required timeframe. In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the ministry said there was no truth in media reports about stoppage of passport of former…

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August 22, 2016


Interior Ministry rejects Sindh summary curtailing Rangers powers

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry today rejected a summary approved by Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah granting extension in Rangers’ stay in Karachi with curtailed powers. According to well-placed sources, legal experts of the ministry reviewed the summary and rejected it as it does not meet ‘legal standards’. They said that the approved summary had…

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August 2, 2016


Interior Ministry approves plan for CNICs verification

ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry Saturday approved a plan to verify computerized national identity cards (CNICs) of 25 million families, Samaa reported. According to sources, a letter would be dispatched to each head of the family asking him to verify members of his family. In second phase, those persons having suspicious CNICs would be summoned to NADRA…

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May 28, 2016


Ayyan submits reply over Interior Ministry’s plea in SC

ISLAMABAD: Supermodel Ayyan Ali on Monday submitted a reply in Supreme Court (SC) over Interior Ministry’s plea against striking off her name from the Exit Control List (ECL). The model girl submitted reply in the apex court through her counsel Latif Khosa. She termed the act of including her name in ECL as illegal and…

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April 4, 2016


All foreigners living in Islamabad submit particulars with police

ISLAMABAD: All foreigners residing in the Federal Capital have shared particulars about their residences with the police, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday. The spokesman, in a statement here, said that the foreigners remained reluctant for years to submit particulars about their residences with police but they had now submitted the same following the…

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March 16, 2016


FIA to probe Sarfaraz’s allegations against MQM

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Interior on Tuesday assigned Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to hold an inquiry into the allegations levelled by Sarfaraz Merchant against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and its leadership. The inquiry team would probe the allegations including money laundering, purchase of illegal arms and funding by Indian agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), said…

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March 8, 2016


Govt decides to block CNIC, SIMs of militants, human traffickers

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to cancel travel documents and block national identity cards to withdraw certain facilities such as driving licenses, issuance of mobile sims and permission to open and operate bank accounts by members of proscribed organizations and human traffickers. This was decided in a meeting chaired by Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali…

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February 29, 2016


Pakistan clarifies reports over Imran Farooq case

ISLAMABAD: No team of investigators is being sent to London to coordinate with Scotland Yard police in connection with Imran Farooq murder case, said the federal interior ministry. The interior ministry clarified that there had been no plan to send any probe team to London with regard to the murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement…

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February 16, 2016