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World in Focus (May-June 2018)

World in Focus (May-June 2018)

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 (May-June 2018)

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 (May-June 2018)

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 (May-June 2018)

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 (May-June 2018)

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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2017 in REVIEW (INTERNATIONAL)

2017 in REVIEW (INTERNATIONAL)

Jan 02: India successfully test-fired its Agni-IV intercontinental ballistic missile. Jan 06: Veteran actor Om Puri died. Jan 20: Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Jan 29: Iran tested a new ballistic missile, the Khorramshahr, having a range of 1,000 kilometers. Feb 17: Scientists found that New Zealand sits atop a previously unknown …

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2017 in REVIEW (NATIONAL)

2017 in REVIEW (INTERNATIONAL)

Jan 04: A distinguished classical singer belonging to the Patiala Gharana of classical music, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, died. Jan 05: Younis Khan became the first batsman to score Test hundreds against 11 countries. Jan 09: Pakistan attained the credible ‘second strike capability’ as it successfully test-fired nuclear capable submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM) Babur-III. Jan 11: Governor Sindh Justice (Retd.) …

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World in Focus ( Nov – Dec 2017 )

World in Focus ( Nov - Dec 2017 )

NATIONAL Nov 16: The National Assembly passed the 24th Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, paving the way for the ECP to carry out fresh delimitation of constituencies on the basis of provisional census data. Nov 17: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution, reaffirming the universal realization of the right to self-determination for people. The resolution was …

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World in Focus ( Oct-Nov 2017 )

World in Focus ( Nov - Dec 2017 )

NATIONAL Oct 16: Representatives of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the US held their meeting in Muscat, Oman to rejuvenate the stalled Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) working to restore peace in Afghanistan. Oct 16: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) suspended the membership of 261 legislators – 7 senators, 71 MNAs, 84 MPAs of Punjab, 50 MPAs of Sindh, 38 MPAs …

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