Country facing security, economic challenges: Ijaz Shah

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Brigadier (r) Ijaz Ahmed Shah on Monday said that the country is facing challenges in the fields of law and order and the economy, however, he said that if a government have good intentions, no problem left unresolved (for long period).

Talking to media persons at Islamabad Police Lines, Ijaz Shah who recently assumed the charge of the Federal Interior Minister said that the Police is the most suppressed department and vowed to address its problems on priority.

Replying a question, the minister of interior said that under the 18 Constitutional Amendment, the law and order is responsibility of the provinces.

Brigadier (r) Ijaz Ahmed Shah, was appointed as minister of the interior recently amid a major reshuffle in federal cabinet.

The portfolio of federal interior minister was earlier held by Prime Minister Imran Khan himself.

Ijaz Shah was elected as a member of the National Assembly from Nankana Sahib constituency of NA-118.

He was inducted in the cabinet in March as the State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs but in April reshuffle in the cabinet he promoted as the Federal Minister for Interior.

Earlier, Shah remained an aide of former president Pervez Musharraf and served as director general of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) from 2004 to 2008.