Interior Minister says terrorists are on the run, peace and security being restored in country - Radio Pakistan (press release)

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says terrorists are on the run and peace is being restored in the country. Addressing a function in Narowal on Saturday, he said the energy crisis in the country is going to end soon due to effective and fast track ...

Nawaz orders probe over nomination paper issue - Pakistan Today

LAHORE: Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif on Saturday formed a three-member enquiry committee to identify those responsible for making an amendment to the finality of prophethood declaration in ...

Nawaz orders probe against those responsible for changing finality of Prophethood declaration - Geo News, Pakistan

LAHORE: Former prime minister and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif on Saturday ordered an inquiry against those responsible for making the amendment to the finality of Prophethood declaration in nomination papers. Nawaz formed a three-member inquiry ...

Only state can announce jihad: Ahsan - Business Recorder (press release) (blog)

Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Friday it is the sole responsibility of the state to announce jihad and decide about fate of a person whether or not he should be killed for a crime, and nobody else has the right to impose one's decree on ...

Interior Minister describes incident as 'very unfortunate' - Business Recorder (press release) (blog)

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Friday said that his reaction over the deployment of Rangers outside accountability court on October 2 was not his personal point of view and declined to comment on the issue further till completion of investigations ...

DG immigration asked to update laws to facilitate citizens - Business Recorder (press release) (blog)

Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal Friday said that the Directorate General of Immigration and Passport should review its current laws to further facilitate citizens and meet new challenges. "We are living in the 21st century but relevant laws of the ...

Jidhad Fatwas sparks concerns of massive violence in Pakistan - Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

The Pakistani officials have expressed deep concerns regarding the Jihadi Fatwas circulated online as they fear such moves would turn the country into a battlefield. The Pakistani interior minister Ahsan Iqbal informed regarding the Fatwas during his ...

A timely intervention - The Express Tribune

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has made a very necessary and robust intervention in the matter of 'fatwas for jihad' and the role that clerics and the social media play in the phenomenon. He called on religious leaders to denounce them saying that only ...

Not clerics, only govt can declare 'jehad', 'fatwa': Pak minister - Zee News

Only the government has the right to declare 'jihad' and 'fatwa' and no one else can, Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said. . Zee Media Bureau. By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 09:30. Comment. 0. Comment.

Govt warns of action over 'jihad fatwas' - Daily Times

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Friday called on clerics and religious leaders to denounce 'jihad fatwas' posted by people on social media, declaring that in an Islamic country only the State had the right to declare jihad, not a mohalla or ...

Pakistan to wage war on online jihad - The Asian Age

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday made it clear that the state can declare jihad (holy war) in an Islamic country. Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said in the National Assembly that the state reserved the right to declare jihad, and no citizen can issue ...

Govt to book issuers of online Fatwas - The Nation

ISLAMABAD - As part of its efforts to consolidate the gains made by country's armed forces in the war against terrorism and extremism, the civilian government yesterday took a very positive step to further weaken the agents of intolerance and mischief.

Jehad, Fatwa right of state only: govt - The News International

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Friday said only the state has the right to declare Jehad and issue Fatwas in an Islamic country and no citizen has the right to call for killing of other citizens. The minister said those issuing decrees ...

Only state has right to declare Jihad: Ahsan - Pakistan Observer

Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Friday called on religious leaders to denounce “the fatwas for jihad” posted by people on social media. “Only the state can declare jihad; no group of people has the right to declare jihad against another ...

Only state can declare jihad: Pakistan minister - Times of India

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government on Friday said only a state has the right to declare jihad and vowed to take strict action against individuals calling for holy war on social media under the country's cyber crime law. "Only state can declare jihad ...

Do more than making appeals - Daily Times

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal is mistaken if he thinks that calling upon clerics and religious leaders to denounce social media fatwas will solve the problem the country faces. Clearly, he was speaking in view of the vitriol spilled online over the ...

Election Law was enacted with consensus of all parties: Ahsan Iqbal - Business Recorder (press release) (blog)

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal Friday said new Election Law was enacted with consensus of all major parties in the Parliament, however now nomination form had again been restored to its original form so that nobody could even create a ...

Only state has right to declare Jihad: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal - International News Network

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Friday that in an Islamic republic only the state holds right to declare armed Jihad and decree of jihad can not be issued from mosque of every Mohalla. “Declaring armed Jihad in any Islamic state is ...

Only state can declare jihad, says Iqbal - The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD .: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said only the state has the authority to declare a people non-Muslim or announce Jihad or holy war against someone, as individuals and groups cannot be allowed to issue such verdicts. “Only the state has ...

Condemn issuing of fatwa by religious leaders on social media: Pak Minister - India TV

Addressing the National Assembly, Pakistan Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal rejected edicts by religious men in favour of jihad after a growing trend of hate speeches and materials available on internet. Reported by: PTI, Islamabad [Published on:06 Oct ...