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Rashid asked the FIA ​​to double the immigration center at JIAP | Instant News

KARACHI: Home Minister Shaikh Rasheed Ahmed Sunday issued an order to double the number of immigration counters at Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) to facilitate citizens traveling abroad.

He checked immigration counters at the airport and ordered the additional director general of the FIA ​​to double their numbers within one month for the quick completion of the immigration process.

The minister said Pakistani expats are the best asset for the country, as they have made a huge contribution to prop up the economy.

He said Pakistani expats should be provided with the best facilities and protocols upon arrival at the country’s international airport. He said the government under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision had taken steps to promote tourism and trade in the country.


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Imran is lucky to have an incompetent opponent: Rashid | Instant News

KARACHI: Home Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed Sunday said the government was fortunate to face incompetent opposition.

Speaking at a press conference here, he said democracy had won the Daska by-election. He said the by-election had indicated that the next general election in Punjab would be held between the PTI and PMLN.

“Only one wrestler must emerge victorious if two [wrestlers] go to the ring, “he said, responding to a question. He said the Daska by-election is a unique case, because for the first time in his life an electoral went to the polls twice in just 50 days.

He said the good thing was that Daska’s by-election was peaceful this time, as two people were killed in the previous poll. He praised the police service and Rangers for the complicated security arrangements during the vote.

He claimed that PTI emerged victorious even after losing the by-election, because it was a democratic victory. He said they had to accept the democratic verdict. He said the PTI candidate this time received more votes than the previous election.

Shaykh Rashid said Prime Minister Imran Khan is politically alive and there is no truth behind the rumors. The minister said the Swiss account case would be reopened at the direction of the Broadsheet inquiry commission.

He said the government used to provide 60 million dollars from the public treasury to investigate the case. The minister said the prime minister had made it clear that no talks would be held with India until Article 370 of the Indian Constitution was restored (to grant special autonomous status to Indian-controlled Kashmir).

He said the PM would go to Gilgit-Baltistan and announce a development package for the region. He said the prime minister is personally investigating the issue of price increases and the government will do its best to contain it in the month of Ramadan.

Sheikh Rasheed said Imran Khan had warned all mafia in the country whether they were linked to sugar, wheat flour, vegetable oil or the cotton business. He said the prime minister was fighting against all the elements responsible for rising prices.

He informed the media that the fencing on the Pakistan-Iran border has been completed 42 percent while the fencing on the Pak-Afghanistan border will be completed by June 30 this year. He said the position of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was strong, because PM Imran Khan was on his back.


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Sh Rashid said inflation is not a real challenge for the opposition to the PM | Instant News

KARACHI – Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Friday that the e-Passport issuance process in the country will start from June, and a German company has been awarded a contract for the purpose. He said that the validity period of the passport has been increased to 10 years and the fee has also been reduced by half, he said during a speech at a press conference at the Sindh Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Zone office.

The minister said the FIA ​​and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had cracked down on many mafias including money laundering and sugar mafia. A total of 10 defendants were arrested by the FIA ​​and 31 sugar factories were issued legal notices while 57 accounts including 19 ‘Benami’ accounts (undisclosed third party accounts) were seized in the sugar fraud. FIA officers who have enjoyed the same position for years will be replaced in the month of Ramadan, he said.

Sheikh Rashid said that the entire visa process had been done online and around 300,000 visas had been issued while only 12,000 visa applications were rejected during his tenure as Minister of the Interior. Citizens of 192 countries can obtain Pakistani visas within 30 days subject to permission from the relevant institutions in that country.

He said the national economy was thriving and strengthening in line with the decline in dollar prices to their lowest level in 22 months. Ramadan packages will be announced in a few days to provide assistance to underprivileged segments of society. Prime Minister Imran Khan is committed to controlling inflation. Imran Khan also conducted groundbreaking of low-cost housing units in the capital city of Farash a few days ago. To the question, Sheikh Rashid replied that the opposition is not a challenge for Prime Minister Imran Khan but the real challenge for him is to control inflation.

On another question, he said that the courts operate independently during the term of office of the incumbent government and the terms of justice are being guaranteed.

The minister said, “I don’t see any conspiracy working against Imran Khan. Imran Khan will complete his five-year constitutional term. “The PPP approach is positive, while PML-N creates its own problems because of the narrative, he said.

Regarding a question about Nawaz Sharif’s passport, Sheikh Rashid said that if Nawaz Sharif expressed an intention to return to the country, the Interior Ministry would issue his travel documents within 24 hours.

The Interior Minister concluded that Pakistan enjoys pleasant diplomatic relations with the US, China and Afghanistan. Pakistan plays a key role in the Afghan peace process.


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PM rules out removing Maryam from ECL: Rashid | Instant News

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ISLAMABAD: Home Minister Sheikh Rashid said on Sunday that while the government has not received a request to remove Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz from the Exit Control List (ECL), the Prime Minister is against such a possibility.

He conveyed this when interacting with journalists at the inauguration ceremony of the collaboration of the World Health Organization and the Directorate of Health (MCI) in raising awareness and providing logistical support for the Covid-19 epidemic.

On the contention among the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), Rashid said their “collapse” would ultimately benefit Prime Minister Imran Khan and “further strengthen his government”.

He said the PDM’s long march had now become a “distant dream” as the alliance’s two major parties – PML-N and PPP were “destined to step in opposite paths”. “A broken alliance is no longer a threat to the government,” he added.


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PDM is nothing more: Sh Rashid | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: Home Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Sunday that the opposition alliance of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) no longer exists.

In a ceremony, Sheikh Rashid said that negotiations with India cannot take place unless there are developments on the Kashmir issue. The Interior Minister further said that the ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan was a welcome step.

Speaking about PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, Sheikh Rashid said that requests regarding Maryam’s removal from the Exit Control List had not been received. The Federal Minister further said that Jahangir Tareen had not contacted him either. Matters related to the sugar scandal and money laundering are the domain of Shehzad Akbar.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would benefit from the difference between PPP and PML-N. He said he witnessed for the first time in his life that opposition parties put out events causing notification to one another.

Sheikh Rashid reiterated that the Pakistani opposition was not a threat to the Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. He also denied reports of Maryam Nawaz’s departure and said there was no way the government would allow him to go abroad.


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