Imran Mukhtar

  • ISLAMABAD -  As the sulking Chairman Senate is out to grab more powers for the Upper House, the government has agreed to accept some of his proposals but the long-drawn battle of the house representing the federating units to get supremacy equal to the National Assembly is not yet over. In the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A day after the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama Leaks case carried a damning observation against the anti-graft body chief, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced to file a reference in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), seeking removal of National Accountability Bureau ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-  The Senate today will hold a debate on the mysterious disappearance of former Pakistani army officer on the border of Nepal and India amid some reports that the Indian spy agency, RAW, had kidnapped him. It is widely believed that Lt Col ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Apparently avoiding to further resort to street agitation over Panama leaks, PTI Thursday in a low posture demanded resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying the Premier had lost the moral authority to govern the country after the verdict. PTI, while paying tributes to all five ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The government Tuesday admitted in the Senate that the current power shortfall has reached up to 6000 mega watts and forced load-shedding was going on because of this deficit in the demand and supply of the electricity. State Minister of Water and Power Abid Sher Ali made ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Ministry of Interior has decided to prosecute those foreigners under the law entering Pakistan without valid visas or ignoring due process of immigration. The ministry took the decision following the earlier step of the government, in the first week of this month, to suspend ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Following the murder of a Mardan university student, senators, Monday called for reviewing the blasphemy law to punish those who level such false accusations on others. Taking part in debate on brutal killing of Mashal Khan in Abdul Wali Khan University, the lawmakers in Senate called ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Showing his utter dismay and frustration over the ‘non-serious and irresponsible’ behaviour of the government, Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Friday offered to step down, crying off to continue with his official work. In protest, Raza Rabbani also returned the vehicle ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Ministry of Interior Thursday directed all authorities to ensure indiscriminate implementation of rules and regulations regarding issuance of Pakistani visas to foreigners as well as their arrival and stay in the country. A meeting, chaired by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The government on Thursday told Senate that overall 2.3 percent decrease in foreign remittances was recorded in the first nine months of the fiscal year because of a crunch necessitated by declining petroleum prices (in the international market) as well as the decrease in value of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday unveiled its 10-point electoral reforms proposals that included change in criteria for the appointment of caretaker set ups and the members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). At the same time, the PTI has proposed to do away ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Refuting Indian claim that death sentence awarded to RAW agent Kulbushan Jadhav by Pakistan was “premeditated murder”, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Tuesday informed the Senate that due process was followed in the trial of the serving Indian naval ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Contrary to the widely-held belief that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in his meeting with Imran Khan had asked the latter to soften his stance on Pakistan’s decision to join Saudi-led 39-nation military alliance, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is still determined to raise ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said on Friday that his party was focusing all its attention to the Panamagate verdict that, he hoped, “will hold corrupt rulers accountable for their transgression and corruption”. “The PTI these days is only ...

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  • Islamabad - The Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday directed the Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) to install Radio Frequency Identification (RFI) barriers at the entry and exit points of the capital by the end of May this year. The minister while chairing a meeting said that ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday in a letter written to the chief of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has asked about the details of the investigations conducted so far in the Asghar Khan case — the matter that involved dolling out millions of rupees to ...

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  • islamabad - To root out extremism, state players, civil society and religious stakeholders should hold multi-pronged dialogues on critical philosophical issues of the state and society producing ‘National Charter of Peace’. The document will greatly curb extremist ideologies in the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  While the federal government lately opposed the ‘unceremonial’ transfer of Sindh police chief AD Khawaja by the provincial government, it has ‘abruptly’ transferred Interior Secretary Arif Ahmed Khan, barely over a year in office, because of his alleged ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Ministry on Monday suspended its “visa on arrival” facility in a bid to streamline the visa regime. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in a meeting decided to suspend the facility of “visa on arrival” under the guise of landing permits, an ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Though the rumour mill has gone into overdrive after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, a senior party office-bearer on Saturday said that the meeting was requested by the PTI chief a long ago to discuss ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The interior ministry has allowed 70 international non-government organisations (INGOs) to work in Pakistan under the new regulatory policy framework announced in 2015. A senior officer of the ministry told a meeting held under the chair of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan that ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Interior Ministry on Wednesday directed the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to submit concrete proposals so that a ban on issuance of Pakistan Origin Cards (POCs) to foreign spouses of persons of Pakistani origin could be revisited. Meanwhile, the Ministry of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Breaking his silence over the increased political activities of the two top leaders of the PML-N and the PPP in Sindh and Punjab respectively, PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday alleged that both the parties had struck an underhand deal to protect the alleged wrongdoings of each ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Senate Tuesday passed the 23rd Constitutional Amendment Bill paving way for the revival of controversial military courts for another period of two years amid reservations of even those parliamentary parties who later voted for it.  The house passed the 28th Constitutional ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - As controversy involving the issuance of visas to foreigners by the previous PPP government made headlines recently, the Ministry of Interior on Monday directed the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to establish an online centralised databank for issuance of visas to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The revival of the military courts was further delayed till next week as the Senate on Wednesday postponed the approval of 28th Constitutional Amendment Bill due to lack of required number of votes needed to amend the constitution. The government could only move half the distance for ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government has called a meeting of ambassadors of all Muslim-majority countries tomorrow (Friday) here in Islamabad to make a joint plan of action for tackling issue of blasphemous content on social media. “I have invited all Muslim ambassadors on Friday for a meeting on ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Tuesday stepped forward to resolve an ongoing tussle between the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over the way the cricket spot fixing scandal is being probed. There should not be an impression that FIA and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - British Home Secretary Amber Rudd Tuesday said that the UK government would make sure that its police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) were implementing the relevant laws with regard to the cases against MQM founder Altaf Hussain. British Home Secretary was responding to a question ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Tuesday registered a case against Imtiaz Tajwar, Deputy Chairman National Accountability Bureau on charges of corruption and misuse of authority. FIA has registered a case against Imtiaz Tajwar, former chairman National Database and Registration ...

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