Ministry of Interior (Pakistan)

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Pakistan Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control
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Formed August 14, 1947; 68 years ago (1947-08-14)
Jurisdiction Federal Government of Pakistan
Headquarters Islamabad, Pakistan
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Website Official Website
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The Ministry of the Interior and Narcotics Control, also shortened to MoI, is a Cabinet-level ministry of the Government of Pakistan, tasked and primarily responsible for implementing the internal policies, state security, administration of internal affairs involving the state, and assisting the government on territorial affairs of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), and insular areas of Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATA).

The ministry is administrated and led by the Interior minister of Pakistan, who is a leading member of cabinet of the Prime minister of Pakistan. The minister is currently located in Cabinet Secretariat in the Islamabad capital venue, and is currently led by Nisar Ali Khan.

The minister is required to be a member of parliament. During the martial regimes of Generals Ayub Khan and Yahya Khan, from 1962 till 1971, the Interior Minister was called Home Affairs Minister.


Federal Investigation Agency[edit]

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), is an autonomous agency under tasked with investigative jurisdiction on undertaking operations against terrorism, federal crimes, fascism, smuggling as well as infringement and other specific crimes.[1]

Pakistan Coast Guards[edit]

Main article: Pakistan Coast Guard

Directorate General of Immigration & Passports[edit]

Directorate General of Immigration & Passports, Pakistan (or DGIP) is a government department of Ministry of Interior, Pakistan. It is responsible to deal with all the issues of Passports, Visas, Pakistan Citizenship and Renunciation of Pakistan Citizenship Certificate.[2]

National Police Academy[edit]

The National Police Academy, in Islamabad, is a federal training centre for the senior officers of the civilian law enforcement agencies of Pakistan. The senior officers jointly form the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP). Since 1947, the training of Assistant Superintendents of Police (the lowest senior rank) was conducted at a police college in Sardah, an institution established in 1913. After 1971, makeshift arrangements were made and training of officers was conducted at the Civil Services Academy in Lahore and the Police Training College in Sihala.[3]

National Police Bureau[edit]

National Database and Registration Authority[edit]

The National Database and Registration Authority, Pakistan (NADRA), is an independent and autonomous agency under Ministry that performs government databases and statistically manages the sensitive registration database of all the national citizens of the Pakistan.[4]

It is responsible for issuing the computerized national identity cards to the citizens of Pakistan, maintaining their sensitive informational upgraded in the government databases, and securing national identities of the citizens of Pakistan from being stolen and theft.[5]

Frontier Constabulary[edit]

Main article: Frontier Constabulary

Frontier Constabulary (FC), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was established by amalgamation of Border Military Police (BMP) and Samana Rifles (SR) in 1913. It derives its name from the fact that it was initially entrusted with the cardinal task of policing the frontiers that separated the settled districts of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (the then North West Frontier Province) and the tribal areas against tribal incursions, criminal gangs and marauders operating across this buffer zone.

However, owing to the prevalent reign of terrorism and deteriorating law & order situation in the country, FC has been entrusted with numerous multifarious and multidimensional tasks in addition to its cardinal function. These duties include supporting law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in controlling law & order situation and providing security to diplomats, vital government installations, VVIPs/VIPs, multi-national companies (MNCs) and hydro-power projects (HPPs).[6]

Pakistan Rangers Punjab[edit]

Main article: Pakistan Rangers

The Pakistan Rangers are part of the Paramilitary forces of Pakistan, under the direct control of the Ministry of the Interior of the Pakistan Government. The Rangers are an internal security force with the prime objective to provide and maintain security in war zones and areas of conflict as well as maintaining law and order which includes providing assistance to the police. Prior to 1995, the Pakistan Rangers were two separate forces: the Pakistan Rangers Punjab headquartered in Lahore, Punjab, and the Mehran Rangers headquartered in Karachi, Sindh. The two forces maintain their different uniforms and chains of command but work under same ordinances, such as the Pakistan Rangers Ordinance 1959.[7]

Pakistan Rangers Sindh[edit]

Main article: Pakistan Rangers

Frontier Corps, KPK[edit]

Main article: Frontier Corps

Frontier Corps Balochistan[edit]

Main article: Frontier Corps

Directorate General Civil Defense[edit]

Gilgit Baltistan Scouts[edit]

The need of having Civil Armed Force in the Northern Areas remained a constant demand of the people since 1974. NA Scouts, therefore emerged as 5th Civil Armed Force of Pakistan on 31 October 2003. Northern Area Scouts being a Federal Civil Armed Force in this region was also renamed as Gilgit Baltistan Scouts on 17 January 2011.[8]

National Counter Terrorism Authority[edit]

NACTA is body under ministry that is mandated to devise a counter-terrorism strategy that should address short, medium and long-term goals and devise action plans for their implementation.[9][10]

The National Response Center for Cyber Crimes[edit]

Agency to counter and address issue relating to cyber crimes.[11]

National Academy for Prisons Administration[edit]

National Academy for Prisons Administration (NAPA) formerly known as Central Jail Staff Training Institute (CJSTI) is a Federal Government's training institute for prison staff of all four provinces of Pakistan.[12][13]

National Aliens Registration Authority[edit]

National Alien Registration Authority (NARA), is an institution of the Government whose primarily responsibly for legally registering the immigration process in the country.[14]

Anti-Narcotics Division[edit]

Anti-Narcotics Force[edit]

Main article: Anti-Narcotics Force

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) is a federal executive bureau under ministry, tasked with combating the drug smuggling and use within Pakistan.[15]

List of Interior Ministers of Pakistan[edit]

Name of Interior Minister Entered Office Left Office
Fazlur Rehman August 15, 1947 May 8, 1948
Khwaja Shahabuddin May 8, 1948 November 26, 1951
Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani November 26, 1951 October 24, 1954
Iskander Mirza October 24, 1954 August 7, 1955
A. K. Fazlul Huq August 11, 1955 March 9, 1956
Abdus Sattar March 17, 1956 September 12, 1956
Mir Ghulam Ali Talpur September 12, 1956 March 18, 1958
Jalal-ud-din Jalal Baba March 18, 1958 October 14, 1958
Zakir Husain June 14, 1960 June 8, 1962
Khan Habibullah Khan Marwat June 13, 1962 March 23, 1965
Ayub Khan March 23, 1965 August 17, 1965
Chaudhry Ali Akbar Khan August 17, 1965 November 30, 1966
Vice Admiral (R) Afzal Rahman Khan December 5, 1966 March 25, 1969
Lt Gen Abdul Hamid Khan April 15, 1969 August 3, 1969
Sardar Abdur Rashid Khan August 4, 1969 February 22, 1971
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto December 24, 1971 May 1, 1972
Abdul Qayyum Khan May 13, 1972 January 13, 1977
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto January 13, 1977 March 28, 1977
Air Marshal Inamul Haq Khan January 14, 1978 July 5, 1978
Mahmoud Haroon July 5, 1978 November 18, 1984
Lt Gen Sardar Farooq Shaukat Khan Lodi January 22, 1985 March 23, 1985
Muhammad Khan Junejo April 10, 1985 May 21, 1985
Muhammad Aslam Khan Khattak May 22, 1985 March 29, 1987
Wasim Sajjad March 29, 1987 July 28, 1987
Raja Nadir Pervez July 28, 1987 December 4, 1988
Aitzaz Ahsan December 4, 1988 August 6, 1990
Mian Zahid Sarfraz (caretaker) August 11, 1990 November 6, 1990
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain November 9, 1990 July 18, 1993
Fateh Khan Bandial (caretaker) July 23, 1993 October 19, 1993
Maj Gen (R) Naseerullah Babar October 21, 1993 November 5, 1996
Omar Khan Affridi (caretaker) November 5, 1996 February 17, 1997
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain February 25, 1997 October 12, 1999
Lt Gen (R) Moinuddin Haider November 6, 1999 November 23, 2002
Faisal Saleh Hayat November 23, 2002 August 25, 2004
Aftab Ahmad Sherpao August 25, 2004 November 15, 2007
Lt Gen (R) Hamid Nawaz Khan (caretaker) November 16, 2007 March 25, 2008
Rehman Malik March 25, 2008 March 16, 2013
Malik Habib Khan(caretaker) April 2, 2013 June 5, 2013
Chaudhry Nisar June 7, 2013 to Date

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