Imran Mukhtar

  • 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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  • ISLAMABAD -  Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan Monday clarified his earlier public statement over the issue of dealing with proscribed sectarian outfits. “I have never argued that there should be leniency towards the outlawed sectarian organisations and I am answerable if my argument ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Interior Ministry said on Monday that it put on the Exit Control List (ECL) the names of five cricketers suspected of involved in PSL spot-fixing case. The five accused are facing the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) probe. Furthermore, the ministry asked the FIA to start ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The troubles of a Pakistan woman and her minor daughter, who had been languishing in a jail in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) for over four years, may end as Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday gave formal approval for the repatriation of the duo. The woman, identified as ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Upper House of the Parliament will discuss next week the claims of former Pakistani ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani that he had cooperated with the then Obama administration and CIA to haunt and kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in 2011. The federal government in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In a major development, the Facebook administration has agreed to send a delegation to Pakistan to sort out the issue of blasphemous content circulating on the social networking site. “The administration of Facebook has agreed to send its delegation to Pakistan to address the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has requested Pakistan's embassy in Washington to seek required information from Facebook administration to probe the case of presence of blasphemous material on social networking sites. FIA on the instructions of interior ministry and in the light of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A ruling party Senator on Monday sought an explanation from former President Asif Ali Zardari over a claim of former Pakistani Ambassador to US Hussain Haqqani that the last PPP government’s cooperation with the Obama administration helped the CIA to kill al Qaeda leader ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Lawmakers in the Senate on Monday raised questions over the transparency of the population census starting tomorrow (Wednesday). At least two senators raised questions over the census process saying the exercise was being held in a non-transparent manner. The remarks prompted ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The government on Friday, while revealing the actions taken under the National Action Plan (NAP) informed the Senate that 1,865 terrorists had been killed, another 5,611 arrested and 414 had been executed. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in his written reply gave ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Senate on Friday through a unanimous resolution asked the government to take action against the individuals who were involved in uploading blasphemous content on social media. The house asked the government to take action against the ‘social media blasphemers’ under ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The government on Wednesday admitted in the Senate that circular debt had crossed its permissible limit but assured the lawmakers that the matter would be resolved soon. “The circular debt had reached up to 393 billion rupees at the end of the last month, and thus the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Interior Ministry on Wednesday showed its utter annoyance at the refusal of the Facebook administration to share details of those persons who had started malicious campaign against the superior judiciary through the social networking site. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed the government-supported Commissions of Inquiry Bill after the treasury side agreed to include the amendments proposed by the opposition. Law Minister Zahid Hamid moved the Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Bill, 2016 that was passed with ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Former spymaster Brig (retd) Ijaz Shah is back in the saddle but this time as a member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Core Committee—the party’s highest decision-making body.The PTI recently nominated Brig (retd) Shah as a member of its newly-formed 108-member Core ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani wants a ‘tit-for-tat’ response from the government for those countries which were using unnecessary delaying tactics in the issuance of visas to Pakistanis especially parliamentarians and government officials. “Some foreign ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Former spymaster Brig (retd) Ijaz Shah is back in the saddle but this time as a member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Core Committee—the party’s highest decision-making body. The PTI recently nominated Brig (retd) Shah as a member of its newly-formed 108-member Core ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Friday informed the Senate that there was no proposal under consideration to extradite Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav to his country and he would be tried in a local court. The adviser also made clear his earlier statement given ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan Thursday remained stuck to his earlier stance saying holding of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore was just a ‘stupidity’ in the wake of heightened security threats in the country. “If the decision ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - After a majority of parliamentary parties informally agreed to give an extension to military courts on Tuesday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced to stay away from attending the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) called multi-party conference scheduled for March 4. Soon ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The interior ministry has approved the request of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to approach Interpol for the issuance of red notices for Brahmdagh Bugti, head of the banned Balochistan Republican Party (BRA), and another Baloch separatist Sher Mohammad alias Shera. Brahmdagh is ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Monday voiced concern over the alleged singling out Pashtuns especially in Punjab in the aftermath of terror incidents and asked Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to intervene to save them from being victims of a witch-hunt. In a letter written ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interpol, the international police organisation, has avoided to issue red warrants for the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder, Altaf Hussain, in “a hate speech” case taking the position that the matter is political in nature. The International Criminal Police ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Ministry of Interior on Friday asked the Peshawar Passport Office to extend visas of those Afghan nationals who were facing difficulties in returning to their country due to the closure of Pak-Afghan border. On the directives of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Expressing their resentment over policies of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government vis-à-vis Pakhtoons especially in Punjab, at least eight senators belonging to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have formally asked the Senate chairman to allocate them ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday arrested National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Director General (DG) Tahir Akram on charges of hiring a building for the authority at an exorbitant rate. Akram was taken into custody after a local court turned down ...

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