20 September 2016, National & International Current Affairs

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National

Sep 20: The law secretary told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that it lacks the jurisdiction to take up the matter of the Panama Papers.

Sep 20: Renowned scholar and intellectual Professor Mir Abdullah Jan Jamaldini died.

Sep 20: The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Pakistan dropped by 128% in the first two months of the current fiscal year.

Sep 20: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) decided to award honorary PhD to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General Dr Jose Graziano Da Silva.

Sep 20: The federal government accorded approval to the establishment of a regional directorate of the federal ombudsman in Gujranwala.

Sep 20: Pakistan ranked 133rd out of 159 countries in the 2016 World Economic Freedom Index (WEFI).

International

Sep 20: World Sushi Cup 2016 held at Tokyo. This year’s title went to Celso Hideji Amano from Sao Paulo.

Sep 20: India test-fired a new long-range surface-to-air missile, Barak-8, jointly developed with Israel.

Sep 20: The US officially labelled the Syrian jihadist rebel group Jund al-Aqsa a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” organization.

Sep 20: An Indian-origin South African Ravi Reddy has been appointed as the Head of International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT).

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