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World in Focus (Aug-Sep 2018)

World in Focus (Aug-Sep 2018)

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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 country’s 22nd Prime Minister.

Aug 17: The Supreme Court directed the ECP to ensure that overseas Pakistanis exercise their right to vote in the upcoming by-polls in the country as a pilot project.

Aug 17: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, resigned from his post.

Aug 17: The closing ceremony of air exercise Saffron Bandit was held at Air Warfare School, Mushaf, in Sargodha.

Aug 18: PTI chairman Imran Khan formally assumed the office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The oath-taking ceremony was attended by a number of dignitaries, including parliamentarians, services chiefs, diplomats and celebrities.

Aug 18: Jam Mir Kamal Khan Alyani, the joint candidate of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP)-led six party alliance, was elected as the 16th Chief Minister of Balochistan.

Aug 19: The Chinese government awarded 140 scholarships to Pakistani students, providing them with an opportunity to obtain higher education, from undergraduate to postgraduate studies, from top Chinese universities.

Aug 19: Pakistan national football team got its first victory in Asian Games after 44 years when they defeated Nepal.

World in Focus (Aug-Sep 2018)Aug 19: Prime Minister Imran Khan delivered his first address to the nation, a day after assuming the PM’s office. He vowed to transform Pakistan into a true ‘Islamic welfare state’ with the focus of his government on overcoming foreign debt, austerity, reforms in the FBR and other institutions, eradication of corruption, retrieving the money stashed abroad and creation of jobs.

Aug 19: PTI’s Usman Buzdar was elected as chief minister of Punjab by the 17th Punjab Assembly. He secured 186 votes while his rival Hamza Shahbaz could get 159 votes.

Aug 20: Former National Accountability Bureau (NAB) deputy prosecutor Mirza Shahzad Akbar was appointed special assistant to Prime Minister on accountability.

Aug 20: PCB Chairman Najam Sethi resigned.

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