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World in Focus (May-June 2017)

World in Focus (May-June 2017)

NATIONAL May 16: The Senate of Pakistan approved the draft of Companies Act 2017, replacing 33-year-old Companies Ordinance, 1984. May 16: Pakistan signed an MoU with the Alibaba Group to promote country’s worldwide exports by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through e-commerce. May 16: MSCI, a New York-based company, announced the upgrade of Pakistan’s status to the emerging market (EM) …

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World in Focus (April-May 2017)

World in Focus (April-May 2017)

NATIONAL Apr 17: Ehsanullah Ehsan, one of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar top leaders and former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan spokesman, surrendered himself to the security forces. Apr 17: The KP government signed 11 MoUs for five projects costing up to Rs. 60 billion with Chinese companies for development projects in the province under the CPEC. Apr 17: In a first high-level visit by officials from …

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World in Focus (March-April’17)

World in Focus (March-April 2017)

NATIONAL Mar 16: Justice Saeeduddin Nasir of Sindh High Court passed away. Mar 16: Pakistan Navy successfully conducted the test launch of a land-based anti-ship missile. Mar 16: The federal government made it mandatory for health professionals or healthcare establishments to make video recording of every cardiac procedure. Mar 16: The Senate of Pakistan passed the Pakistan Climate Change Act. …

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World in Focus (February – March 2017)

World in Focus (February - March 2017)

 NATIONAL Feb 16: One of the world’s biggest booksellers, Barnes & Noble, introduced “The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction” to honour Nobel Prize winner Dr Abdus Salam of Pakistan. The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction The Salam Award seeks to encourage aspiring speculative fiction writers of Pakistani origin. The annual short fiction award will be judged by a rotating jury …

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World In Focus (January – February 2017)

World in Focus (January - February 2017)

NATIONAL Jan 16: Pakistan was ranked 52nd, ahead from India (60th), among 79 developing economies in the Inclusive Development Index (IDI) 2017, by World Economic Forum. Top 10 developing economies: Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Uruguay, Latvia, Panama, Costa Rica and Chile. Top 10 advance economies: Norway, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand and Austria. Jan 17: …

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World in Focus (December-16 to January-17)

World in Focus (Dec-16 to Jan-17)

 NATIONAL Dec 16: The Council of Common Interests agreed to begin Pakistan’s sixth population census from March 15, 2017. About the CCI Under the Constitution of 1973, the President appoints the Council on the advice of the Prime Minister. The Council is responsible to both the Houses of Parliament i.e. the Senate of Pakistan & National Assembly. It’s mandatory for …

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World in Focus (November – December 2016)

World in Focus

NATIONAL Nov 17: Pakistan conducted Raad ul Barq (Strike of Thunder) military exercise in Khairpur Tamewali. Nov 20: The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2016, published by US-based Institute for Economics and Peace, reported that Pakistan recorded a substantial decrease in terrorist activities, with 45% fewer attacks and 38% fewer deaths. Highlights Pakistan has seen reduction in terrorist activities for the …

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World in Focus (October-November 2016)

World in Focus (October-November 2016)

NATIONAL Oct 16: Pakistan became the first head of the Saarc’s Anti-Corruption Forum (ACF) for a year. Oct 17: Third unit of the Chashma nuclear power project in Pakistan went into operation. Highlights China’s first overseas reactor at Chashma went into operation in 2000, while the second was completed in 2011. It is the third, and the fourth will be …

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World in Focus (September-October 2016)

World in Focus

 NATIONAL Sep 17: Karachi Blues won the National T20 Cup. Sep 21: PM Nawaz Sharif addressed the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. Sep 21: Misbah-ul-Haq received the ICC’s Test championship mace becoming the ninth captain to receive the honour.Other Captains: Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Steve Smith (Australia), M. S. Dhoni (India), Andrew Strauss (England), Graeme …

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World in Focus (August-September 2016)

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 NATIONAL Aug 16: Former ambassador Mohammad Masood Khan, a PML-N candidate, was elected as the president of AJK. Profile of Masood Khan 1. Masood Khan was born in Rawalakot, Poonch.2. Before joining the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1980, he was a Lecturer in English. 3. He was a TV presenter and newscaster with Radio Pakistan.4. He was Pakistan’s Ambassador …

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