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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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World in Focus (July-August 2016)

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NATIONAL July 19: Pakistan and China signed an agreement of implementing a project of manufacture and maintenance of the chandelier of the Mazar-i-Quaid. July 21: The PML-N secured a landslide victory in Azad Jammu and Kashmir elections by securing 32 out of 41 seats. July 24: Mangal Bagh, the fugitive head of the outlawed militant group Lashkar-e-Islam, was killed in …

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World in Focus (June-July 2016)

World in Focus

NATIONAL June 16: The US House of Representative rejected 2 amendments aimed to cut the Coalition Support Fund for Pakistan. June 16: Punjab police completed operation Zarb-e-Aahan . June 18: The 10th annual edition of the Global Peace Index found Pakistan as the 11th least peaceful country on the planet. June 19: The government terminated 10,000 Lungi Holders and suspended …

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World in Focus (May-June 2016)

World in Focus July 2016

NATIONAL May 18: The jirga of Harban tribe of Khyber PK and Thor tribe of Gilgit-Baltistan settled the boundary dispute between the two sides. May 19: The Japanese government approved a loan of $59 million for the polio eradication programme in Pakistan in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. May 20: Pakistan applied for the membership of the …

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World in Focus (April-May 2016)

World in Focus

NATIONAL Apr 18: Declaring the operation in Shawal area of North Waziristan – the last phase of Operation Zarb-i-Azb — successful, the Army started clearing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other unexploded ordnance in the area. Apr 20: SUPARCO and China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) signed a contract for the development and launch of Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) …

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World in Focus (March-April 2016)

NATIONAL Mar 16: Supreme Court allowed Pervez Musharraf to go abroad by upholding SHC order that called for removing his name from the ECL. Mar 16: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Oscar-winning documentary, “A Girl in the River” was screened at the UN. Mar 16-17: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov undertook a two-day visit to Pakistan. Eight accords on cooperation including an MoU on …

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World In Focus (February-March 2016)

World in Focus Feb-March

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