Current Affairs of Pakistan and the World 2019

March 8, 2020 2 Comments

Current Affairs of Pakistan and the World 2019
  • Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar replaces Asif Ghafoor as DG ISPR (16 Jan 2020). Former judge Fakharuddin G. Ebrahim passes away in Karachi at 91 (07 Jan 2020). Pakistan jumps 28 places in World Bank’s Ease of doing Business Index. Pakistan sack Sarfaraz as Captain from all formats. PM Imran inaugrates ‘Kamyab Jawan Programme’ for youth uplift. Pakistan’s Rabia wins silver at Welsh Open Weightlifting Championship. Saturn became the planet with highest number of Moons in the Solar system. Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Ali wins Nobel Peace prize for starting peace talks with Eritrea and establishing a peace agreement. Pakistan win gold in South Asian U21 badminton championship (October 11). Mehwish Hayat appointed as goodwill ambassador for girls rights (October 11). PM Imran declared Muslim world’s Man of the year’ by Jordanian Institute. Pakistan slips three spots to 110th on global competitive index. SC suspends tribunal’s decision to de-seat Qasim Suri. PM Imran launches Ehsaas-Saylani Langar Scheme in Islamabad. Pakistan approves tax relief for Gwadar port, free zone. Pakistan breaks India, Australia’s record after series win against Sri Lanka. Nida Dar becomes 1st Pakistani to join Women’s Big Bash League. Pakistan loses Hyderabad Fund Case as UK top court favours India, The case pertains to $39 million that were transferred to Pakistan by the then Nizam of Hyderabad Osman Ali Khan (Oct 2, 2019). India tops list of countries which sought removal of online content; Pakistan at 8th spot. Babar Azam is Pakistan’s fastest 1,000 ODI run scorer. Munir Akram to replace Maleeha Lodhi as Pakistans UN envoy (30 September). Pakistan Navy conducts Operational Exercise RIBAT-2019 (27 September). PML-N leader Rana Afzal passes away in Faisalabad (27 September). Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia announce English TV channel to counter Islamophobia. Qasim Suri’s National Assembly membership nullified by election tribunal. Pakistan beat India 3-2, finish seventh in Asian Volleyball. International Tennis Federation keeps Islamabad as host for Pakistan-India Davis Cup match. UK to let foreign students stay two years after graduation post-Brexit. US designates TTP chief Noor Wali Mehsud as global terrorist. Karachi jumps to second-highest place in world cannabis consumption. Trump fires national security advisor John Bolton. Saudi Arabia cancels repeat Umrah fees. Abdul Qadir: Former Pakistan cricketer dies aged 63 (06 September). Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s strongman ex-president, dies aged 95 (06 September). Abdul Qadir: Former Pakistan cricketer dies aged 63 (06 September). Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s strongman ex-president, dies aged 95 (06 September). Veteran actor Abid Ali passes away at 67 (05 September). Pakistan lifts ban on import of life saving drugs from India. Pak-Afghan Torkham border crossing to remain operational round-the-clock. Pakistan successfully tests night launch of Ghaznavi missile. Dutch company Royal Vopak to invest $2.8 billion in Pakistan. Pakistan’s first VJ Nadia Faisal passes away (28 August). India PM Modi awarded UAE’s highest civilian honour ‘Order of Zayed’. Pakistan, China air force start joint exercise Shaheen-VIII. India’s ex finance minister Arun Jaitley dies at 66 (24 August). PM Imran gives COAS Bajwa three year extension. Olympian Zakir Hussain passes away at 85 (19th August). Aamir Khan appointed SECP chairman after cabinet’s approval. US, Pakistan remove restrictions on each other’s diplomats. The government of India revoked Article 370 of the Constitution of India in August 2019 through a Presidential Order. Pakistani doctors with MS, MD degrees sacked in Saudi Arabia. India’s former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj dies at 67 (07 August). Sadiq Sanjrani survives no-confidence vote in shock victory. Govt appoints Tauseef H. Farooqi as chairman NEPRA. Canada includes Pakistani international student in its fast track visa program. Muhammad Aamir announces retirement from Test Cricket. Pakistan’s ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi elected as vice president if UN’s economic arm. Boris Johnson becomes new UK Prime Minister. SBP allows bank to sell and buy foreign currencies in Pakistan. Pakistan wins silver in West Asian Baseball Cup. UAE to Open Asia’s biggest visa centre in Karachi. Mian Aslam Iqbal replaces Samsam Bukhari as Punjab information minister. Pakistan beat Bangladesh to win Inter-Parlimentary Cricket World Cup. Hammad Azhar relieved of Revenue Division of portfolio in a day, given economic affairs charge. Hammad Azhar elevated to post of Federal minster of Revenue. Veteran actor Zaheen Tahira passes away at 79 (09 July). Pakistan female footballers play world record 69-hour match. Nisar Nasik lyricist of ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ passes away (03 July). Senior Pakistani journalist Anil Datta passes away (28 June). Pakistan beat India to win Asian Team Snooker Championship. Pakistan army removes Christians-only condition for sanitation jobs. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan receives honorary degree at Oxford. He has been awarded a Doctorate in Music. Pakistan’s former Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar passes away (23 June). President Arif Alvi confers Pakistan highest civil award on Emir of Qatar. UN restores Pakistan’s status as ‘Family Station’. Lt Gen Faiz Hameed appointed new DG ISI. Fitch maintains Pakistan’s credit rating at B negative on external finance risks. Ali Jahangir Siddiqui appointed envoy-at-large for foreign investment. Veteran journalist Idrees Bakhtiar passes away in Karachi (May 29). Pakistan Stock Exchange CEO Richard Morin resigns. Chinese vice president Wang Qishan conferred with Pakistan’s highest civil award Nishan-e-Pakistan. Former Thai PM Tinsulanonda dies at 98. Pakistani computer scientist Asma Zaheer honoured with IBM’s highest award. Pakistan, UK sign MoU for Ishaq Dar’s extradition. Younas Dagha removed as finance secretary. Pakistan successfully launches Shaheem-II ballistic missile. Mirza Ali becomes the 1st Pakistani men to climb 7 summits in 7 continents. SBP increases interest rate by 150 basis points to 12.25 percent.

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  • Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Sardar Ali Muhammad Khan Meher passed away (May 21). Pakistan Appoints Moin-ul-Haque As High Commissioner to India. PM Imran appoints Dr. Sania Nishtar special assistant to the prime minister on social protection and poverty alleviation. Federal Cabinet approves Tax Amnesty Scheme. Zulfi Bukhari appointed chairman of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation. Pakistan ranks 154th on children’s right index. TV director Syed Atif Hussain best known for family drama Babban Khala ki Betiyan passes away (May 14). Pakistan reaches agreement with IMF, to receive $6 billion over 3 years. National Assembly unanimously passes 26th Constitution Amendment Bill seeking more seats for tribal areas.

  • Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar replaces Asif Ghafoor as DG ISPR (16 Jan 2020). Former judge Fakharuddin G. Ebrahim passes away in Karachi at 91 (07 Jan 2020). Pakistan jumps 28 places in World Bank’s Ease of doing Business Index. Pakistan sack Sarfaraz as Captain from all formats. PM Imran inaugrates ‘Kamyab Jawan Programme’ for youth uplift. Pakistan’s Rabia wins silver at Welsh Open Weightlifting Championship. Saturn became the planet with highest number of Moons in the Solar system. Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Ali wins Nobel Peace prize for starting peace talks with Eritrea and establishing a peace agreement. Pakistan win gold in South Asian U21 badminton championship (October 11). Mehwish Hayat appointed as goodwill ambassador for girls rights (October 11). PM Imran declared Muslim world’s Man of the year’ by Jordanian Institute. Pakistan slips three spots to 110th on global competitive index. SC suspends tribunal’s decision to de-seat Qasim Suri. PM Imran launches Ehsaas-Saylani Langar Scheme in Islamabad. Pakistan approves tax relief for Gwadar port, free zone. Pakistan breaks India, Australia’s record after series win against Sri Lanka. Nida Dar becomes 1st Pakistani to join Women’s Big Bash League. Pakistan loses Hyderabad Fund Case as UK top court favours India, The case pertains to $39 million that were transferred to Pakistan by the then Nizam of Hyderabad Osman Ali Khan (Oct 2, 2019). India tops list of countries which sought removal of online content; Pakistan at 8th spot. Babar Azam is Pakistan’s fastest 1,000 ODI run scorer. Munir Akram to replace Maleeha Lodhi as Pakistans UN envoy (30 September). Pakistan Navy conducts Operational Exercise RIBAT-2019 (27 September). PML-N leader Rana Afzal passes away in Faisalabad (27 September). Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia announce English TV channel to counter Islamophobia. Qasim Suri’s National Assembly membership nullified by election tribunal. Pakistan beat India 3-2, finish seventh in Asian Volleyball. International Tennis Federation keeps Islamabad as host for Pakistan-India Davis Cup match. UK to let foreign students stay two years after graduation post-Brexit. US designates TTP chief Noor Wali Mehsud as global terrorist. Karachi jumps to second-highest place in world cannabis consumption. Trump fires national security advisor John Bolton. Saudi Arabia cancels repeat Umrah fees. Abdul Qadir: Former Pakistan cricketer dies aged 63 (06 September). Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s strongman ex-president, dies aged 95 (06 September). Abdul Qadir: Former Pakistan cricketer dies aged 63 (06 September). Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s strongman ex-president, dies aged 95 (06 September). Veteran actor Abid Ali passes away at 67 (05 September). Pakistan lifts ban on import of life saving drugs from India. Pak-Afghan Torkham border crossing to remain operational round-the-clock. Pakistan successfully tests night launch of Ghaznavi missile. Dutch company Royal Vopak to invest $2.8 billion in Pakistan. Pakistan’s first VJ Nadia Faisal passes away (28 August). India PM Modi awarded UAE’s highest civilian honour ‘Order of Zayed’. Pakistan, China air force start joint exercise Shaheen-VIII. India’s ex finance minister Arun Jaitley dies at 66 (24 August). PM Imran gives COAS Bajwa three year extension. Olympian Zakir Hussain passes away at 85 (19th August). Aamir Khan appointed SECP chairman after cabinet’s approval. US, Pakistan remove restrictions on each other’s diplomats. The government of India revoked Article 370 of the Constitution of India in August 2019 through a Presidential Order. Pakistani doctors with MS, MD degrees sacked in Saudi Arabia. India’s former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj dies at 67 (07 August). Sadiq Sanjrani survives no-confidence vote in shock victory. Govt appoints Tauseef H. Farooqi as chairman NEPRA. Canada includes Pakistani international student in its fast track visa program. Muhammad Aamir announces retirement from Test Cricket. Pakistan’s ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi elected as vice president if UN’s economic arm. Boris Johnson becomes new UK Prime Minister. SBP allows bank to sell and buy foreign currencies in Pakistan. Pakistan wins silver in West Asian Baseball Cup. UAE to Open Asia’s biggest visa centre in Karachi. Mian Aslam Iqbal replaces Samsam Bukhari as Punjab information minister. Pakistan beat Bangladesh to win Inter-Parlimentary Cricket World Cup. Hammad Azhar relieved of Revenue Division of portfolio in a day, given economic affairs charge. Hammad Azhar elevated to post of Federal minster of Revenue. Veteran actor Zaheen Tahira passes away at 79 (09 July). Pakistan female footballers play world record 69-hour match. Nisar Nasik lyricist of ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ passes away (03 July). Senior Pakistani journalist Anil Datta passes away (28 June). Pakistan beat India to win Asian Team Snooker Championship. Pakistan army removes Christians-only condition for sanitation jobs. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan receives honorary degree at Oxford. He has been awarded a Doctorate in Music. Pakistan’s former Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar passes away (23 June). President Arif Alvi confers Pakistan highest civil award on Emir of Qatar. UN restores Pakistan’s status as ‘Family Station’. Lt Gen Faiz Hameed appointed new DG ISI. Fitch maintains Pakistan’s credit rating at B negative on external finance risks. Ali Jahangir Siddiqui appointed envoy-at-large for foreign investment. Veteran journalist Idrees Bakhtiar passes away in Karachi (May 29). Pakistan Stock Exchange CEO Richard Morin resigns. Chinese vice president Wang Qishan conferred with Pakistan’s highest civil award Nishan-e-Pakistan. Former Thai PM Tinsulanonda dies at 98. Pakistani computer scientist Asma Zaheer honoured with IBM’s highest award. Pakistan, UK sign MoU for Ishaq Dar’s extradition. Younas Dagha removed as finance secretary. Pakistan successfully launches Shaheem-II ballistic missile. Mirza Ali becomes the 1st Pakistani men to climb 7 summits in 7 continents. SBP increases interest rate by 150 basis points to 12.25 percent.

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  • Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Sardar Ali Muhammad Khan Meher passed away (May 21). Pakistan Appoints Moin-ul-Haque As High Commissioner to India. PM Imran appoints Dr. Sania Nishtar special assistant to the prime minister on social protection and poverty alleviation. Federal Cabinet approves Tax Amnesty Scheme. Zulfi Bukhari appointed chairman of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation. Pakistan ranks 154th on children’s right index. TV director Syed Atif Hussain best known for family drama Babban Khala ki Betiyan passes away (May 14). Pakistan reaches agreement with IMF, to receive $6 billion over 3 years. National Assembly unanimously passes 26th Constitution Amendment Bill seeking more seats for tribal areas.

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