Imran Mukhtar

  • ISLAMABAD - Minister of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Lt Gen. (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch Tuesday informed the Senate Committee of the Whole that the government had decided to withdraw the controversial ‘Tribal Areas Rewaj Bill’ that had been proposed as part of bringing reforms in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Tuesday advised Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi not to meet the US Vice-President, Mike Pence, as part of its scheduled programme on the sidelines of the UNGA session as this would be tantamount to downgrading Pakistan. “The media has reported ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A high-level meeting held at the Ministry of Interior was informed on Tuesday that as many as 32,720 additional troops would be deployed across the country to maintain law and order during Muharram.  Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal chaired a high-level meeting at the ministry to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday expressed his ‘deep concerns’ over reports of law enforcement agencies that students of universities have been found affiliated with militant organisations. The minister gave these remarks while presiding over a meeting at the Higher ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government on Wednesday informed the Senate that India has refused to help Pakistan in tracing its retired army officer Lt Col Muhammad Habib who had gone missing from Nepal in April this year. Law Minister Zahid Hamid winding up a debate on the issue told the House, on behalf of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In a stunning revelation, the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) Chairman Usman Yousuf Mubin has admitted before the court that the deputy chairman of the authority, now suspended by the Lahore High Court (LHC), was appointed on the “illegal directions” of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Wednesday asked the government not to give diplomatic assignments to two senior diplomats till the completion of an inquiry in a criminal misconduct case. The committee directed that Pakistani High Commissioner designate to South Africa ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The opposition in the Senate on Tuesday sought explanation from the government about the claim made twice by former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan that Pakistan was facing serious threats. Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Aitzaz Ahsan demanded from the government to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The National Counter-Terrorism Authority (Nacta) on Friday briefed Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on the outline of implementation strategy of the National Counter Extremism Policy (NCEP). A meeting was held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat in which the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in a letter has asked UN Secretary-General António Guterres to intervene to end the genocide of Rohingya Muslims, otherwise, the organization would lose its relevance as a global body having a mandate to ensure peace. Khan urged the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Thursday questioned the economic performance of ruling PML-N what it called a bankrupt economy and said that it was worse even than the last PPP’s rule and the military ruler Pervaiz Musharraf’s era. PTI also demanded the resignation of Finance ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani has written to the vice-chancellor of the Karachi University (KU) raising his concerns over its decision to share students’ data with intelligence agencies amid growing concerns about student involvement in terrorist activity. “I am abhorred ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Ministry of Interior (MoI) failed to provide record, to the auditor general of Pakistan, about the number of personnel sent to the UN peacekeeping missions, the total cost incurred on these contingents, and the money reimbursed from the UN. The audit report for the financial ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Senate on Wednesday unanimously adopted the “Initial response to the US President’s Afghan – South Asia Policy statement” saying that plan ignored Pakistan’s perspective and the US military escalation in the neighbouring country would destabilise ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The senators Wednesday called for a thorough probe about the latest revelations made by former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Mushrraf in a TV interview that nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan knelt before him after some evidence surfaced that the former was involved in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) has compiled and started verifying data of Pakistan-based suspected militants, who have been allegedly involved in foreign conflicts, fearing blowback effects especially after the defeat of Islamic State (IS) in some parts of Iraq. National ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Senate Committee of the Whole House in its draft recommendations on the policy guidelines regarding post-Trump Afghan policy has proposed to the government to chalk out a “verifiable mechanism” to authenticate the allegations, both from Pakistan and Afghanistan, about ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is all set to start its countrywide membership drive from Tuesday(today) as part of its preparations for the next general election. PTI chief Imran Khan will launch the mass membership drive from northern Punjab at a rally to be held in district ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Saturday said that national economy faced a loss of around $14 billion due to the political instability created by the Panama crisis in the country. The minister gave the statement a day after ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif raised 12 questions ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday told the Senate that the joint sitting of parliament will finalise the policy guidelines in the aftermath of US President Donald Trump's anti-Pakistan remarks. Soon after Foreign Affairs Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif concluded the debate in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The lawmakers in the Senate on Wednesday lambasted the US President, Donald Trump, for the anti-Pakistan remarks in his August 22nd speech and called for review of country’ foreign policy. Some senators also stressed giving supremacy to the parliament and the civilian government ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday said that US President Donald Trump’s new strategy for South Asia and Afghanistan was the “biggest failure of Pakistan’s foreign policy” and asked for summoning the joint sitting of the parliament to devise a new ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Unveiling priorities of his new office for the remaining 10 months of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday admitted that the National Counter-Terrorism Authority (Nacta) tasked to implement the National Action Plan (NAP) could ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Senate Committee of the Whole Tuesday adopted a resolution asking for the revival of student unions in educational institutes across the country that would be presented before the Senate on Wednesday (today) for final approval. Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani, while chairing ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A Karachi-based leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday wrote a letter to US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale recording his protest against a meeting of US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher with MQM founder Altaf Hussain in London. PTI leader Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, in his ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in his maiden appearance in the Senate after taking the oath of his office, Monday assured that he was ready to brief the house on the controversy about Reko Diq gold and copper mining project. The arrival of the prime minister in the Senate was ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The idea of an intra-institutional dialogue floated by Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani seems to have fizzled out before it takes off as major parliamentary parties in the Upper House of the Parliament have not yet been taken on board for the initiation of the conversation. The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Tuesday informed a Senate panel that heroin and other narcotics in large quantity were frequently smuggled to the UK via PIA planes for the last many months. The Senate penal was also informed that the ANF chief would soon visit the Heathrow Airport to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The interior ministry has imposed a complete ban on the protocol being given to the VIPs as well as government officials by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) at the airports across the country. Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal had directed the FIA that no VIP or government officer ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The federal government on Friday reconstituted the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as its chair, replacing Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as its head. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had appointed Dar as chairman of the ECC, ...

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