Ministry of Interior

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.