Imran Mukhtar

  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said the investigations into recent terrorism incidents had brought out the fact that Afghan refugees were used as facilitators in most of the cases. All those involved in Lahore and Peshawar terrorist attacks, including their ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government Thursday failed to satisfy the Senate about the causes and investigations conducted so far into recent incidents of terrorism in the country that have sent shocking waves among the masses. As State Minister for Interior Baleegur Rehman concluded his briefing in the house ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Civilian law enforcement agencies (LEAs) seem not fully prepared to deal with the threat posed by militants returning from battlefields of Syria and Iraq. These returnees, if not intercepted at border crossings, could sabotage the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  A recent debate in media about allotment of agriculture land to top military generals on their retirement as reward for their services made its way in the Senate on Wednesday when an opposition lawmaker demanded that the parliament should examine the matter. PPP Senator ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Anti Narcotics Force Tuesday informed the National Assembly panel that a survey conducted in 2012 had revealed that 6.7 million people, approximately six per cent of the population, had been using drugs in Pakistan. A survey jointly conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government on Monday faced criticism in the Senate for allegedly getting the international moves in the UN to impose a ban on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Chief Maulana Masood Azhar, vetoed through China. PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar, who is very vocal against state's policies regarding ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The interior ministry on Tuesday allowed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to approach Interpol for issuance of a red warrant for Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder Altaf Hussain. But legal experts said it would be difficult for Pakistan to bring Altaf back as the UK will treat ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday formally announced its new core and the central executive committees (CC and CEC) — the two highest policy-making bodies of the party — that were earlier dissolved due to intra-party polls. PTI Secretary General Jehangir Tareen ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is considering options to bring its own electoral reforms package in the Parliament in case the government fails to bring changes in the relevant laws to make the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) strong and independent. “The PTI is analysing the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  As the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) seems reluctant to furnish details of rented buildings it has hired for offices, the federal ombudsman has directed the authority to release the required information immediately. Federal Ombudsman Salman Farooqi has ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Federal Investigation Agency has formally sought approval from the Ministry of Interior to get red warrants for MQM founder Altaf Hussain issued in Dr Imran Farooq’s murder case. FIA, in a letter to the ministry, sought approval for issuance of red warrants for Altaf Hussain to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Ministry of Interior has placed the names of 38 persons affiliated with Jamaatud Dawa and banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), including Hafiz Saeed, on the Exit Control List (ECL). The ministry has forwarded a letter along with the list of 38 persons to all the provincial governments, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - While the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) apparently looked in a hurry to proceed against five social media activists, who went missing last month, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has sprung into action and slammed the agency’s action. The minister has taken serious ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan for the first time admitted on Tuesday that his party could not produce evidence in the court about the money (trail) used by the Sharif family to buy London flats. "They (PML-N) are saying that you (PTI) have no evidence. From where the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) authorities have insisted that a recent pronouncement of the interior minister to scrap an agreement with MasterCard, an online global payment company, was made in haste, ruling out any chance of compromise of the security of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  In a veil reference to political adversaries, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Friday that the debate on corruption has become a hot topic in Pakistan but no one was serious to eradicate it. The eradication of corruption has become a political slogan in Pakistan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Ministry of Interior Thursday scrapped an agreement recently signed by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) with MasterCard, an online payment processing company, while showing concerns over the deal. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has suspended the agreement ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested six persons at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) for attempting to travel on counterfeit documents during the last 24 hours. Separately, the FIA immigration staff at the airport also off-loaded 12 passengers including two ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The federal government has finally framed first-ever rules of business for the civil servants to work in international organisations, including non-government organisations, financial institutions and foreign donor agencies. The rules have been formulated to address complaints that many ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The federal government has recently banned another organisation - Ansar-ul-Hussain – which was allegedly involved in recruiting Shia youth to fight the self-styled militant organisation Islamic State (IS) or Daesh. With the latest banning of Ansar-ul-Hussain, the number of ...

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  • 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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