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World in Focus (Sep-Oct 2018)

World in Focus

NATIONAL  Sep 16: British Pakistani boxer Muhammad Ali made history when he became the first boxer with type-one diabetes to win a professional fight. He defeated Andrej Cepur. Sep 16: Competing with 12,000 other contestants, a Pakistani student Zahra Hussain won an essay competition organized by the British Royal Commonwealth Society. She wrote on the topic ‘Hues of Red’. It …

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World in Focus (Aug-Sep 2018)

World in Focus

NATIONAL  Aug 16: The PML-Q president, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, was elected the Punjab Assembly Speaker, for the second time after a gap of 20 years. Aug 16: PPP’s Syed Murad Ali Shah and PTI’s Mahmood Khan were elected as the chief ministers of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, respectively. Aug 17: The 15th National Assembly elected PTI’s Imran Khan as the …

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World in Focus (July-Aug 2018)

World in Focus

NATIONAL July 16: The government formally launched a $205 million National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF) to improve preparedness of institutions and strengthen infrastructure to mitigate risks arising out of natural disasters and minimize loss to public life and property. July 16: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) approved the grant of power generation license to Lahore Xingzhong Renewable …

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World in Focus (June-July 2018)

World in Focus

NATIONAL June 18: The World Justice Project (WJP) issued its report for 2017-18, wherein it covered a total of 113 countries of the world. Among them, it listed Pakistan at number 107 in its evaluation of the country’s civil justice. However, it placed Pakistan at number 81 in its reckoning of this state’s criminal justice. June 19: Small Arms Survey …

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World in Focus (May-June 2018)

World in Focus

NATIONAL May 16: Husain Lawai was elected as the chairman of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX). May 16: The Exchange of Data Information (EDI) between Pakistan and China operationalized. Under the EDI, tax authorities of both countries would share imports and exports data through connected electronic software. May 16: Salman Badeni, the Balochistan chief of proscribed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, was killed during …

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World in Focus (April – May 2018)

World in Focus

NATIONAL Apr 16: The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) declared Pakistan the largest country in the world to provide shelter to refugees. As per the UNHCR report, Pakistan continued to host the largest number of refugees in the world (1.45 million), nearly all from Afghanistan. Apr 16: The eight new members of AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider …

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World in Focus (March – April 2018)

World in Focus

National  Mar 16: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had an unscheduled meeting with US Vice President Michael Pence at US Vice President’s residence at the US Naval Observatory. Mar 16: WWF-Pakistan and Pakistan Customs signed an MoU to work together through innovative means to curb the illegal wildlife trade in Pakistan. About WWF-Pakistan 1. WWF-Pakistan was formed in 1970. 2. …

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World in Focus (Feb – Mar 2018)

World in Focus (Feb - Mar 2018)

  NATIONAL Feb 16: Actor Matloobur Rehman, aka Munna Lahori, who played the beloved genie Zakoota in the famous children’s television show Ainak Wala Jinn, passed away. Feb 17: An Anti-terrorism court handed down death sentence on four counts to Imran Ali Naqshbandi on the charges of kidnapping, raping and brutal murdering seven-year-old Zainab Amin of Kasur after completing the …

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World in Focus (Jan – Feb 2018)

World in Focus

NATIONAL Jan 16: President of Pakistan Federation Baseball and ex-director general Sports Board Punjab Khawar Shah passed away. He was 68. Jan 16: The government announced ‘Idea Award Scheme’ for asking bureaucrats to send suggestions for improving governance and decision-making process by offering them even cash prizes. Paigham-i-Pakistan State Narrative Against Terrorism Jan 16: Paigham-i-Pakistan, a document that offers counter-narrative …

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World in Focus ( Dec ’17 – Jan ’18 )

World in Focus

NATIONAL Dec 16: The World Bank approved $300 million loan to modernise agriculture in Punjab, create better prospects for farmers and ensure better quality and safer food at lower prices to consumers. Dec 17: Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, was named among the top 11 powerful women of the world by New York Times. Dec …

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