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Malik announces Rs 10m reward for suicide bomber info

Malik announces Rs 10m reward for suicide bomber info

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday announced a reward of Rs 10 million to anyone providing information about activities of a probable suicide bomber.
“The government will provide security and employment to people who will provide information about a probable suicide bomber,” Malik told reporters during a visit to the Federal Investigation Agency Headquarters.
The Interior minister said that the government would make arrangements to settle the informers and

Explosives used in Pakistan come from Afghanistan, says Malik

ISLAMABAD: All improvised-explosive devices (IEDs) being used by terrorists in Pakistan are smuggled from Afghanistan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Thursday while speaking at a national conference that discussed countering the threat of roadside bombs.
“All IEDs are actually being transported from Afghanistan to Pakistan, you can see that on the border with naked eyes… that the terrorists are coming towards Pakistan, along with arms and ammunition,” Malik added.

Shahbaz, Malik call on army chief to discuss security

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday called on Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani to discuss the country’s security, with emphasis on counter-terrorism efforts by the military and provincial law enforcement agencies.
“Shahbaz called on the army chief and whenever he meets General Kayani the discussion is only on the security situation,” Senator Pervez Rashid told Pakistan Today. A security official said the army chief discussed matters pertaining to the law

Arrest everyone involved in human trafficking, Malik tells FIA

KARACHI: Taking serious note of the deportation of 106 Pakistanis, 54 from Punjab and 52 from Balochistan, at the Taftan Check Post, Interior Minister Rehman Malik ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director general on Sunday to ensure that every last man involved in human trafficking is put behind bars.
He issued this order while presiding over a high-level meeting held at the National Crisis Management Cell in Karachi to review the grave issue of human trafficking,

Pervez Malik denounces proposal of GST

LAHORE: Muslim League (N) MNA and renowned industrialist Muhammad Pervez Malik has condemned the proposal of reformed General Sales Tax (GST) and two percent increase in the electricity tariff and said that the government has acted as a deaf ear to strong protests by the Chambers of Commerce & Industry and other industrial associations across the country.
He maintained that PML-N strongly supports demands of the business community on these issues.
Pervez Malik said that

Malik, Shaikh not on the same page

ISLAMABAD: Conflicting statements made by two federal ministers on loan waivers has landed the government in embarrassment.
In the PDF meetings, Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Finance Minister Hafeez Shaikh made contradictory statements exposing to foreign participants that the Pakistani government had not worked out its strategy.
On Sunday, Malik asked the world to write off loans worth $50 billion to help Pakistan move ahead with the war on terror, whereas on the

PPP to start public campaign for LG polls: Faiza Malik

LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would soon start a public campaign for preparing for the local government (LG) elections and strengthening the party in the city, PPP Lahore Women Wing President Faiza Malik said on Saturday in a press release.
She said that the federal government would complete its constitutional tenure, as it had assumed power with the support of the masses instead of any state institution.
The PPP leader said that consistency in democracy was

Malik blames LJ for Karachi CID attack

KARACHI: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday accused the banned terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Jhangvi of attacking the CID building in Karachi, stoking fears that militant networks were expanding their fight in the country’s economic capital.
“Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is behind the attack on the CID building,” the minister told reporters in Islamabad on Friday. Gunmen rode up to the Crime Investigation Department (CID), used to detain terror suspects, on Thursday evening,

No Blackwater in Pakistan, Malik tells National Assembly

ISLAMABAD: Rejecting the talk of US security agency Blackwater’s presence in Pakistan, Federal Minister for Interior Affairs Rehman Malik said on Wednesday that 483 foreigners were living in the capital and all of them were civilians.
Responding to a query during question-hour in the National Assembly, the minister said none of the foreigners living in the capital were from Blackwater or any other foreign agency. He told the house that the Ministry of Finance had provided Rs

Malik and Kaira differ ‘sweetly’

ISLAMABAD: An interesting situation developed on Wednesday when two important PPP federal ministers locked horns over the jurisdiction of action against sugar hoarders.
During a media briefing on cabinet decisions, Interior Minister Rehman Malik warned hoarders to bring sugar stocks into the market or get ready to face action, while Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said action against hoarders was the prerogative of provincial governments.
“I ‘request’ the hoarders to

Reconciliation will help Pakistan: Malik

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Interior Rehman Malik said on Saturday that the government was fostering reconciliation and consensus in the national interest.
Talking to media at the Jinnah International Airport, he said that the government intended to take all coalition partners into confidence on the national issues and it was because of this trust that “the PPP and the Muttahida Quami Movement arranged a peaceful funeral for Dr Imran Farooq,” he said.

Govt will curb misuse of Watan Cards, says Malik

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to take strict action against the misuse of Watan Cards by flood victims. It has come to notice of interior ministry that certain flood victims had sold their Watan Cards at Rs 20,000 and the user of such Watan Cards would be arrested and charged under the fraud act.
The flood affected people are getting Rs 20,000 on each Watan Card as well as assistance of Rs 80,0000 for rehabilitation. In a statement issued here on Sunday, Interior Minister

Drone attacks violate country’s sovereignty: Malik

KARACHI: Drone attacks are violating Pakistan’s sovereignty and the government is negotiating with the United States on the issue, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Saturday.
Talking to reporters at the airport, he said that a covert operation had been launched against the killers involved in the Karachi killings. Malik said every murder cannot be called target killing until police confirms it as a target killing.
He said that the security had been beefed up around Sher

Malik urges Afridi to lead from the front in UAE

LAHORE: Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik believes that Shahid Afridi has to deliver as a captain and urged him to make the most of the opportunity given to him by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
“I always supported him and believe he has the experience to do well but he will have to deliver positive results and grab the opportunity that was given to him to lead the country,” Malik was quoted as saying by ESPNStar.com. Malik is hoping for a chance to represent Pakistan in the

No Blackwater in Pakistan, says Malik

LAHORE: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday categorically said that the American security contractor Blackwater is not present in the country and if one can provide evidence on the contrary, ‘I guarantee that immediate action will be taken’.
He made these comments during his meeting with former Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Qazi Hussain Ahmad held at Mansoora. JI chief Syed Munawwar Hassan, party leader Dr Fareed Ahmad Paracha and other senior JI office bearers were also

Armed forces can take any action for country’s defence: Malik

Pakistani armed forces are completely capable and can exercise any option to defend the country, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Friday.
Winding up a debate on NATO incursions in Pakistan, Malik said the UN had given NATO mandate to carry out its activities only inside Afghanistan and the attacks inside Pakistan were a clear violation of that.
The interior minister assured the House that the government was clear on what it needed to do on the NATO attacks inside