World in Focus

World in Focus

World in Focus (Feb-March 2015)

National, International News & MCQs National Feb 16: Pakistanis purchased properties in Dubai worth over 16 billion UAE dirhams during 2013 and 2014; becoming the second largest community in the list of expatriate property buyers in Dubai during 2014. Feb 16: Shazia Hanjra, a special public prosecutor, announced to step down due to the non-cooperation of police in the Baldia …

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World in Focus (Jan – Feb 2015)

National, International News & MCQs National Jan 16: A severe shortage of petroleum products hit most parts of the Punjab province. Jan 17: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif suspended Petroleum Secretary Abid Saeed, Additional Secretary Naeem Malik, DG (Oil) C.M. Azam and Amjid Janjua, MD of the Pakistan State Oil in connection with the petrol shortage in Punjab.

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World in Focus (December 2014 – January 2015)

National, International News & MCQs National Dec 16: More than 130 schoolchildren and 10 other people were killed when heavily armed militants stormed Army Public School in Peshawar. Dec 16: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) shelved its plans for countrywide demonstrations against the government. Dec 16: The Supreme Court restrained the Sindh government from executing a land deal of 350 acres of …

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World in Focus (Dec 2013 – Jan 2014)

News from National & International Press National Dec 16: The National Assembly passed a resolution voicing concerns over the hanging of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah for aiding the Pakistan Army in the 1971 war. Dec 16: Islamabad High Court suspended the sacking of Chaudhry Rashid Ahmed, Chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority. Dec 17: Samina Baig …

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World in Focus (Nov-Dec 2014)

National & International News & MCQs National Nov 16: Defender, a short film about the Pak Army that features various sections of the military, won the best documentary award in its category at Rome Film Festival 2014. Nov 17: Pakistan successfully revalidated the design and technical parameters of Shaheen-1A (Hatf-IV), a nuclear-capable intermediate range ballistic missile. Nov 17: The United …

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World in Focus (Oct-Nov 2013)

News From National & International Press National Oct 18: A little known shadowy group, Ansarul Mujahideen, claimed responsibility for suicide attack in which KP Law Minister Israrullah Gandapur was killed. Oct 18: Malala Yousafzai met Queen Elizabeth II and gave the queen a copy of her book ‘I am Malala’. Oct 19: Malala Yousufzai and her two friends, Kainat Riaz …

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WORLD IN FOCUS (September ‘October 2013)

News From National & International Press National Sep 16: Sindh Prosecutor General Shahadat Awan resigned from his office. Sep 16: Malala Yousufzai and an American singer, human rights and social justice activist Harry Belafonte were jointly announced as the recipients of Amnesty International’s ‘Ambassador of Conscience Award’ for 2013. Sep 17: The Peshawar High Court directed the federal and Khyber …

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WORLD IN FOCUS  (August ‘September 2013)

News From National & International Press  National Aug 16: The Punjab Industrial Estates Development and Management Company (PIEDMC) decided to establish a mega city on 20,000 acres in the province with the cooperation of leading Chinese companies. The project includes an industrial estate, housing colonies and other related facilities. Aug 17: An exhibition organised by the Mumbai based International Creative …

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WORLD IN FOCUS (July-August 2013)

  News From National & International Press NATIONAL July 16: In its judgment in the media commission case, the Supreme Court ordered that all secret funds be audited by the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP). The court also declared illegal and unconstitutional Rule 37(5) of the General Financial Rules (GFR). July 16: The resignation of Punjab Governor Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmud …

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