World in Focus (July-August 2016)


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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Test Your Olympic Knowledge


1. The first Modern Olympics were held in ______. (a) Munich     (b) Barcelona (c) Athens    (d) Olympia 2. The first Modern Olympics were held in ______. (a) 1698     (b) 1798 (c) 1896        (d) 1968 3. The original Olympiad was first held in ______. (a) 1776 BC     (b) 776 BC (c) 1698      (d) 1896 4. ______ …

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World in Focus (June-July 2016)

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)

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)

NATIONAL Feb 17: With the appointment of Naveed Ahsan as non-statutory member from Punjab, the constitution of the ninth National Finance Commission got completed. The Commission is constituted under Article 160 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 with Federal Finance Minister as its chairman and includes four provincial finance ministers and four technical members. In the 9th NFC, non-statutory members …

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World in Focus (Jan-Feb, 2016)

World in Focus Jan Feb 16

 NATIONAL Jan 16: The Balochistan Assembly unanimously adopted a bill titled “Harassment Against Balochistan Women at Workplace Bill 2015”. Jan 18: PM Nawaz Sharif and COAS Gen Raheel Sharif held talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on Saudi-Iranian spat. Jan 18: An anti-terrorism court acquitted former president Gen (R) Pervez Musharraf in murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti case. …

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