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Steps taken for protection of political leaders: Interior minister informs Senate

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Interior Minister Azam Khan has said all out measures have been taken for the protection of political leaders and election gatherings. Responding to a discussion in the Senate on law and order on Friday, the minister said an election coordination and facilitation cell has been established in Islamabad which is working round the clock. He said the cell is conducting effective coordination with all the stakeholders, particularly the provincial governments, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Islamabad…

LHC censures Ahsan Iqbal for promoting contempt of court practice

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC), resumed contempt case proceeding against former Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday. Former Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was grilled in the court for giving a rise to an abominable environment in the country where people are casually disgracing judiciary in the streets. The three-member bench, headed by Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, stated that the judiciary’s verdict in Panama case is being termed as unfair but the verdicts in the Hudaibiya and Khawaja Asif disqualification…

Political, military leaders condemn gun attack on interior minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi “strongly condemned” the gun attack on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday and called for an immediate report into the incident by the Punjab chief of police. He also inquired after the minister on telephone and prayed for his recovery. Condemning the firing incident on the federal minister, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed best wishes for his early recovery. Ahsan Iqbal got wounded in an apparent assassination attempt while returning from…

UK’s new interior minister promises immigration reforms

LONDON: Britain's new interior minister pledged Monday to create a "fair and humane immigration" system hours after being appointed as he tried to move beyond a scandal over moves to deport elderly legal immigrants that has rocked the government. British Prime Minister Theresa May had earlier appointed Sajid Javid to replace Amber Rudd, who quit the key ministerial post of home secretary late Sunday after misleading lawmakers over deportation targets for illegal immigrants. A rapid riser in the government, Javid's…

British interior minister Rudd resigns after immigration scandal

LONDON: Britain’s interior minister resigned on Sunday after Prime Minister Theresa May’s government faced an outpouring of indignation over its treatment of some long-term Caribbean residents who were wrongly labeled illegal immigrants. The resignation of one of May’s closest allies is a blow as she navigates the final year of negotiations ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union in March 2019. It also deprives the cabinet of one of its most outspoken pro-European members. In a resignation letter to May, Amber…

Judiciary won’t influence election outcome, says interior minister

LONDON: Pressure from Pakistan’s judiciary won’t influence the outcome of upcoming general elections this year, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said, adding he hoped the election would be free and fair. Earlier this month, Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party from holding office for life amid an ongoing corruption trial. Sharif and his family have called the corruption proceedings a conspiracy and hinted at intervention by the…

Islam doesn’t belong to Germany, new interior minister says

BERLIN: New Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Islam did not belong to Germany, in an interview published on Friday, setting him on a collision course with Chancellor Angela Merkel who has stressed the need to integrate Muslims. Seehofer also set out a range of hardline policies on immigration, as the new coalition prepares to see off the rising challenge of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which entered the national parliament in last year’s elections. “Islam does not belong to Germany,” Seehofer…

Ahsan wants true picture of Pakistan disseminated abroad

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Ahsan Iqbal has said Pakistan was quite a peaceful and rapidly developing country against the murky picture being portrayed by some international media outlets. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of a five-day 10th International Scientific School here, the minister urged foreign delegates to tell the people in their respective countries about real peaceful picture of Pakistan. He said science and technology were the key drivers for development, because technological and scientific…