Interior Minister

  • Thousands ignore ban in Paris to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza 6 days ago

    Paris: Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in central Paris on Saturday when thousands of marchers defied a ban by French authorities to rally against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned organizers in a television address that they would be held responsible for any clashes and...
  • Attacks would make peace talks with Taliban difficult: Pak Minister February 14, 2014

    Karachi: The wave of terrorist attacks throughout Pakistan would make peace talks with the Taliban difficult to continue, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday. "Yes, restoration of peace in Karachi and throughout the country was the top priority of our government. That is why we have encouraged...
  • Pakistan says framework ready for talks with Taliban September 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the framework for holding talks with the Taliban was ready and there was no foreign pressure for this. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Nisar said it was the unanimous decision of all political parties and military leadership to hold...
  • Shah Rukh equally famous in India and Pak: Malik January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik chose to distance himself from the controversy brewing around Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's statement clarifying an essay he wrote for a magazine. In a complete about turn, Malik said Khan was an Indian national and India should handle the issues addressed by...
  • Pakistan to release all Indian fishermen: Malik January 22, 2013

    Karachi: All Indian fishermen in Pakistani jails would be released soon, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Tuesday. Malik made the announcement after attending a meeting called by President Asif Ali Zardari at Bilawal house. Malik said he had ordered a review of all Indian fishermen in jails. "We have decided...
  • Malik claims Abu Jundal is an Indian agent December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik is winding up his visit to India, but not before stirring up another controversy. Malik claimed Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Abu Jundal, who was allegedly present in the control room during the Mumbai attacks, is an Indian agent. "Abu Jundal's statement was taken in Saudi Arabia....
  • Rehman Malik clarifies Babri, 26/11 remarks December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Clarifying his controversial remarks on Babri Masjid, visiting Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik said he never compared the 26/11 attacks with the demolition. "I was simply talking about the ugly events such as Mumbai and so many others," Malik said in a press conference, after his meeting with...
  • Rehman Malik to meet PM, to discuss 26/11 December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Interior Minister, who is in country for a three day visit, will call on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday, his second day of the trip, but will not hold a meeting with United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi. There has been no agenda set for the...
  • Rehman Malik invites Sarabjit Singh's family to Pakistan December 15, 2012

    Visiting Pakistan Interior Minister met Sarabjit Singh's family and assured them of visas to meet the jailed Indian prisoner. Sarabjit's sister, Daljit Kaur, said Malik assured he is confident of Sarabjit's release even though it may take time. Malik, who arrived in New Delhi on Friday evening, had said that he...
  • Weather may have killed Capt Kalia: Rehman Malik December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik, who is on a three day visit in the country, has created controversy by claiming he is unsure whether Kargil martyr Captain Saurabh Kalia was killed by a Pakistani bullet or the weather. Within minutes of landing in New Delhi, Malik set off...
  • Don't know Capt Kalia died of bullet or weather: Malik December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: As a debate raged over torture of Kargil martyr Captain Saurabh Kalia by Pakistan Army, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday said he was not aware whether he "died of a Pak bullet or weather". The Supreme Court earlier in the day sought a response from...
  • Rehman Malik to visit India from December 14 December 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik will pay a three-day visit to India from December 14 to operationalise the liberalised visa agreement between the two countries. "He is going to Turkey on the 12th (of this month) with the (Pakistan) President. He has written to me to confirm that...
  • Rehman Malik's Senate membership suspended June 4, 2012

    Islamabad: A court on Monday suspended the Senate membership of Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik over holding dual nationality, a media report said. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, heard the case of Malik holding dual nationality of Britain and Pakistan, reported Geo...
  • Gilani orders lifting of ban on Twitter in Pakistan May 20, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Sunday briefly blocked access to Twitter on the ground that it was being used to promote a contest on Facebook for blasphemous caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed before Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani stepped in to end the ban. The Information Technology Ministry said Twitter was blocked...
  • Twitter blocked in several parts of Pakistan May 20, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities today blocked access to Twitter in several parts of the country despite Interior Minister Rehman Malik's claim that no restrictions were being imposed on the micro-blogging site. There was no official word on the development but users from different parts of Pakistan, especially Islamabad and the...
  • Nayef named Saudi Arabia's new crown prince October 28, 2011

    Dubai: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has appointed Interior Minister Prince Nayef as the new crown prince, the Royal Court said in a statement issued on Friday, signalling an orderly process of future succession in the world's largest oil exporter. "We chose His Royal Highness Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz as crown prince,"...
  • Somalia: AU force on alert after minister killed June 11, 2011

    Mogadishu: A spokesman for African Union peacekeepers backing Somalia's fragile government says his forces are on high alert a day after a suspected female suicide bomber killed the country's interior minister. Maj Paddy Ankunda said on Saturday that the AU force is on alert after al-Qaida-linked militants of al-Shabab vowed to...
  • Pakistan court orders arrest of interior minister December 18, 2009

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court has issued an arrest warrant against Interior Minister Rehman Malik. The "accountability court" issued arrest warrants for Malik on Friday, Geo TV reported. Judge Mir Muhammad Shaikh issued the warrants in a reference by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The NAB is Pakistan's apex anti-corruption organisation. It is...
  • UK Home Minister's husband watches porn, bills govt March 30, 2009

    London: A senior minister, who is in charge of British security, was today forced to apologise for using public money to pay for adult films. He entire episode has come as an embarrassment for Prime Minister Gordon Brown as he prepares to host a G20 summit. In the latest...