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Iqbal Day is a working day: interior ministry

ISLAMABAD: Dismissing the media reports, the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday elucidated that November 9, Iqbal Day, has been declared a normal working day. A spokesperson of the ministry said, "No notification has been issued by the interior ministry in this regard." Addressing a session of the National Assembly Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi has said, "Vision of Naya Pakistan is to work 24/7." He said Prime Minister Imran Khan and his federal cabinet had not taken a day off since taking charge of…

Afridi says wrong to assume govt has no authority after 18th Amendment

KARACHI: Minister for State on Interior Shehryar Afridi on Monday said that protecting the life and property of citizens is the responsibility of the state and there will be no compromise on national security. "Protecting the lives and properties of citizens is the responsibility of the state. There were be no compromise of national sovereignty," he said, while addressing at the Karachi Chamber of Commerce. The state minister decried that previous governments meddled with institutions, and vowed that the incumbent…

Interior Ministry orders 18 INGOs to leave Pakistan within 60 days

ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry on Sunday has barred 18 International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) from working in Pakistan and ordered them to leave the country within 60 days. The 18 banished INGOs comprise nine of the United States, three of the United Kingdom and two from Holland, in addition to one from Ireland, Denmark, Italy and Switzerland each. According to details, the Ministry has granted 60 days to the cited organizations to wind up their work and fly back to their countries. The Ministry has…

Shehryar Afridi appointed as State Minister of Interior

ISLAMABAD: Premier Imran Khan has approved the appointment of Shehryar Khan Afridi as the minister of state on matters coming under the ambit of Interior Ministry, sources said.  According to details, federal cabinet had decided to designate Mr. Afridi as minister of state for Interior  and PM Khan gave a go-ahead to it afterwards. The notification of the appointment will be issued today, as per the sources. A day earlier, PM Imran made the remarks, during a detailed briefing on the Ministry of Interior and its…

Curbing corruption, retrieving wealth abroad biggest challenges for govt: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that curbing corruption and retrieving wealth of the country, amassed through illegal means and laundered abroad, are among the biggest challenges for the government. PM Imran made the remarks during a detailed briefing on the Ministry of Interior and its attached department at Prime Minister’s Office. Adviser to PM on Institutional Reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain, Secretary Interior Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, Secretary to Prime Minister Azam Khan, Special Assistants…

Imran keeps Interior Ministry with him

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to keep Interior Ministry portfolio with himself after he announced crackdown on the corrupt people across the country.   While addressing the nation yesterday (August 19), Khan said ‘he has retained the interior ministry portfolio for himself as he personally oversees steps against money laundering and graft.’ The PM said he held the Ministry of Interior with himself, while the Federal Investigation Agency would also work under his supervision among other institutions.…

Interior Ministry blacklists Ishaq Dar, blocks his passport

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry on Thursday blacklisted former finance minister Ishaq Dar and blocked his passport, on request of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Sources in the NAB said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader’s name was put in the blacklist on the anti-corruption watchdog’s request. Over his perpetual absence from the corruption trial proceeding, the ex-minister was declared fugitive in case pertaining to accumulating wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. Efforts…

Interior Ministry approaches Interpol to bring back Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: In another major jolt to former finance minister, Interior Ministry on Saturday approved issuance of red warrant against Ishaq Dar, to expedite extradition process of the senior PML-N leader. The red warrant is an international notice sent to the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) seeking the arrest and extradition of an individual. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested issuance of such warrant to bring Dar back to the country. Meanwhile, the Federal Investigation Agency…

Turkey to deport nearly 600 Afghan migrants: interior ministry

ANKARA: Turkish authorities will deport close to 600 illegal Afghan migrants in eastern Turkey back to Kabul this weekend, the interior ministry said on Saturday. The Afghan migrants had crossed into Turkey through Iran due to “ongoing terrorist activities and economic troubles” in Afghanistan, the ministry said, and security forces had handed the migrants over to provincial immigration authorities. It said deportation procedures had been completed for 591 migrants in the eastern province of Erzurum and that charter…

Official of interior ministry transferred amid debate over placing Sharifs on ECL

ISLAMABAD: The PML-N led federal government has transferred an official of interior ministry, who has been serving as additional secretary, to Economic Affairs Division amid growing debate over placing names of Sharif family members on Exit Control List (ECL), ARY News reported on Saturday. Sher Afgan Niazi, an additional secretary at the interior ministry, has been transferred to Ministry of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs. A notification of his transfer has also been issued. According to sources, there was…