Imran Mukhtar

  • ISLAMABAD -  The government on Thursday informed Senate that it always remained difficult to identify the exact sources of terror-funding in the country but certain foreign intelligence agencies were behind a major portion of these fundings. “It is difficult to pinpoint the sources of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday took a serious notice of the media reports regarding registration of criminal cases on blasphemy charges against the five missing bloggers and social media activists in an Islamabad police station.  According to a spokesman ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Senate on Wednesday disapproved recently promulgated National Accountability (Amendment) Ordinance 2017 with a majority vote through an opposition-backed resolution. The law, that imposed lifetime ban for holding public office as well as dismissal from the government service for the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Monday warned the United States and the United Kingdom governments from issuing statements on the issue of missing social media activists, terming it interference in the internal matters of the country. “The statements from the US State Department ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali yesterday said the government is trying to bring in a system for speedy trial of terrorists and reiterated his stance that sectarian organisations will have to be treated differently from terrorist outfits. Speaking to the media at Kalar Syedan, he ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Opposition Senator Syed Shibli Faraz has expressed his helplessness in getting stolen medals of his father recovered even after the passage of more than a year. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Senator Shibli Faraz raised the issue of stolen awards of his father legendary poet Ahmad Faraz ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  As many as 38 lawmakers from opposition benches and some from government’s coalition parties on Friday submitted a resolution in the Senate, ‘disapproving’ the National Accountability (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017. It is likely that the resolution would be tabled ...

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  •  ISLAMABAD - The government on Thursday informed the Senate that the gross public debt of the country would touch Rs19.68 trillion by the end of fiscal year 2016-17 from Rs14.3 trillion in 2013. The statistics shared by the Law Minister Zahid Hamid on behalf of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar show ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Ministry of Interior has rejected a request of the Sindh government to proscribe some religious seminaries falling in the jurisdiction of the province as well as in other provinces and FATA on grounds of incomplete information and insufficient evidence against them. The Ministry of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday stunned the entire opposition in the Senate by stating that “banned sectarian organisations could not be equated with other banned terrorist organisations”. The statement led to the boycott of the house by opposition ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) opposed the National Accountability (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, when the government laid it before the house on Tuesday. The amendment ordinance seeks a lifetime ban on public office holders who benefit under the plea bargain or voluntary return ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Senate chairman while raising a question on the appointment of former army chief Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif as head of the 39-nation Islamic military coalition on Monday asked the federal government to clarify its position on the issue. Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani directed the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The federal government has constituted an 18-member parliamentary committee to review the issue of Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) blocked during National Re-verification Programme 2016.  The interior ministry on Thursday issued a notification in this regard. The ...

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  • Islamabad - The capital police on Saturday challaned the official vehicles under the use of the staff members of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan for having tinted glasses. The vehicles were roaming near the Judges Enclave. Justice Esa took notice of the two vehicles having ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Friday proposed the formation of a “Federal Commission for Accountability” that should act as “one authority under one law” in a bid to introduce a strong mechanism for accountability. In an open letter to the people of Pakistan, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said that “hateful campaigns” were being run against state institutions including judiciary and the army in a bid to politicise them. "This is a joke with the country and its constitution," he said. Nisar said that ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaaf (PTI) on Thursday sought an explanation from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government over its plan to extend the period of jurisdiction of military courts to try civilian suspects. On January 3 last year, the parliament passed 21st Constitution ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The federal government is considering to lift ban on issuance of arms licenses, both prohibited and non-prohibited, as Ministry of Interior is in the process of finalization of recommendations on relevant policy. The recommendations as well as suggestions on the policy for the issuance ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf wants the Pakistan People's Party play the role of 'real opposition', Imran Khan has said. This will be the only criterion to pave the way for the formation grand opposition alliance over Panama leaks, he said yesterday, informally talking to print media ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Following criticism from the Supreme Court and other quarters over the performance of NAB chairman, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday questioned the procedure of appointment of the chief of country's top anti-corruption watchdog. “The apex court should ...

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  • ISlAMABAD -  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), while taking a disciplinary action against some 27 office-bearers of the party, including some senior politicians, on Saturday suspended their party membership for casting votes in favour of PML-N candidates in the last phase of Local Bodies polls ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - An opposition senator’s remarks against Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan that “he should be kicked out of the cabinet” if he was not ready to resign over the Justice Qiaz Faez Esa-led commission report on the Quetta carnage, evoked a strong reaction from the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani yesterday came down hard on the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for giving clean chit to a bureaucrat facing corruption charges of billions of rupees under the provision of plea bargain of National Accountability Ordinance and tasked the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Only four days after the Opposition got passed the Panama Papers Inquiry Bill from the Senate, the government yesterday introduced its own proposed law in the Upper House. Law Minister Zahid Hamid moved the Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill, 2016 in the Senate that is being opposed ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Abbottabad Commission chief Justice (r) Javed Iqbal yesterday demanded the government make public the report on the killing of Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by US forces. Javed Iqbal, who is also head of the Inquiry Commission on Enforced Disappearances, made this demand while talking to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Strongly reacting to the report of the inquiry commission on August 8 Quetta carnage that contained adverse remarks against him and his ministry, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said the report was ‘one-sided’ and was released without getting his ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The powerful Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is in hot waters after the report of the inquiry commission into August 8 Quetta terrorist attacks has raised serious questions on the performance of his ministry, the NACTA and the minister himself. The official sources in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A close aide to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan is facing serious allegations of helping an advertising company in getting a contract of a media campaign worth millions of rupees of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government. Faisal Javed Khan, PTI Additional Secretary ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Senate yesterday passed an opposition-backed bill on Panama Papers investigation with majority vote, against the wishes of treasury benches who see the proposed law aimed at targeting the prime minister and his family. The Panama Papers Inquiry Bill, 2016 was passed with slight ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The government faced embarrassment in Senate on Thursday as the joint opposition with the help of at least two government-allied parties rejected the Companies Ordinance, 2016 with a majority vote. The opposition through a resolution disapproved the Companies Ordinance 2016 with ...

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