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World in Focus (August-Sep 2017 )

World in Focus (August-Sep 2017 )

NATIONAL Aug 16: PML-N nominated Senator Yaqoob Khan Nasar as the acting president of the party. The PML-N came into being in 1990, and since then, Shahbaz Sharif is the only person, other than Nawaz Sharif, to have held the office of party chief. Aug 16: The United States designated Hizbul Mujahideen as a specially designated terrorist organisation led by …

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World in Focus (July-August 2017 )

World in Focus (August-Sep 2017 )

  NATIONAL July 16: Pakistan Army launched Operation Khyber-IV in Khyber Agency’s Rajgal Valley to ‘forestall entry’ of the IS group from Afghanistan. July 16: JUI-F candidate Usman Badini won the NA-260 Quetta-cum-Chagai-cum-Noshki by-poll. July 18: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah struck down the PEMRA’s notification regarding a ban on broadcasting of Indian dramas on private …

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World in Focus (June-July 2017)

World in Focus (August-Sep 2017 )

NATIONAL June 16: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the French Development Agency (AFD) approved loans worth over $400 million to help Pakistan improve reliability and sustainability of the energy sector. ADB Country Director Xiaohong Yang and Secretary of the Economic Affairs Division, Tariq Mahmood Pasha signed the agreement. June 17: The OGDCL awarded 80 scholarships under ‘OGDCL-HEC Need-based scholarship …

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World in Focus (May-June 2017)

World in Focus (Oct-Nov 2014)

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 (July-August ’17 )

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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