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Govt to issue e-passports from March 2018. SC orders Punjab govt, Bestway cement factory to fill up Katas Raj Temple pond. UN adopts Pak-sponsored resolution on inter-religious dialogue. 18,677 Pakistanis deported this year. Saudi crown prince bought $450 million Da Vinci painting. Pakistani female powerlifter Saniha Ghafoor wins four gold medals in Oceania Pacific Powerlifting Championship Singapore. UAE authorities hands over MQM’s ex-leader Hammad Siddiqui to Pakistan. Supreme Court sets aside Lahore High Court decision against Orange Line train, orders Punjab govt to complete project. The first match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 will be held on February 22 in Dubai. Ronaldo beats Messi, Neymar to win 2017 Ballon d'Or Ballon d’Or award. December 7 - December 14 International Olympic Committee (IOC) bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics, allows athletes to compete under Olympic flag. Punjab govt makes Model Town report public after court's orders. Barrister Zafarullah to oversee law ministry till formal appointment of minister. Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79 (4 December 2017). US quits UN global compact on migration. Iran awards Mustafa Prize to Turkish-French, Iranian scientists. US-funded Makli tomb preservation project completed. Pakistan ranks fifth on Global Terrorism Index according to Australia and US-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) report. Google puts Pakistan among 4 countries that will give next billion smartphone users. Qatar’s former premier Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani with a 13-member delegation visits Sharif brothers in Lahore. Pakistan borrows $2.5b from global capital markets. Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak dies after 'taking poison' in UN court drama. October 29 - December 6 Economic Coordination Committee approves export of 1.5 million metric tons of sugar. Senior Chinese military official Zhang Yang kills himself amid corruption probe. Minister for Science and Technology Mir Dostain Khan Domki resigns over ‘corruption’ in NTS, CIIT. Pakistan’s Hammad Hadi Khan clinched the title of the 29th Princess Cup Youth Scrabble Tournament beating his teammate and 2013 World Youth Scrabble Champion Moizullah Baig in Bangkok, Thailand.. Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as new president of Zimbabwe. Pakistani Sikh wins 'humanitarian cause' honours in Canada. Myanmar and Bangladesh sign deal over Rohingya repatriation. UBL reaches Rs. 1 billion mark in Pakistan Railways e-ticketing facility. Pakistan 7th worst country in access to sanitation. Pakistan borrows another $500m from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). Lahore High Court orders release of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed. 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49. October 20 - October 28 Pakistan team wins one gold, one silver and one bronze at Asian Indoor Rowing Championships 2017, which was held in Malaysia. India's Manushi Chhillar crowned Miss World 2017. UN General Assembly adopts Pakistan-sponsored resolution on self-determination. Security forces kill 'BLF commander Younas Taukali involved' in Turbat massacre. Dr Asim Hussain resigns as PPP Karachi president. The National Assembly on Thursday (16 November) evening passed the Elections Amendment Bill 2017 to restore Khatm-i-Nabuwwat laws to their original form. 'World's oldest' 48-feet long sleeping Buddha statue unearthed in Haripur district. Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations awarded Khawaja Asif with Phd for his contribution to the true betterment of Pakistan. Pakistani team won silver medal at iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) 2017 competition held in Boston, United States. MQM-P's Syed Ali Raza Abidi resigns from National Assembly. October 12 - October 19 Quaid-i-Azam’s daughter Dina Wadia passes away at 98 in New York.
Catalonia declares independence from Spain.
13th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting held in Islamabad (24 October).
India starts trade route to Afghanistan via Iran.
Pakistan frees 68 Indian fishermen held for trespassing.
China's Xi President Xi Jinping secures second term (25 October 2017).
Pakistan has borrowed $1.4b during July-September.
Pakistan has topped the list of 'illegal overstayers' after Umrah.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has won a landslide victory in the country’s general election 2017.
India beat Malaysia to clinch Hockey Asia Cup 2017
Asia Cup: India beat Pakistan 4-0 in Super Four match.
Hassan Ali becomes No.1 bowler in ICC ODI Rankings 2017.
Govt takes $450m loan to prop up sliding forex reserves.
Top Syrian general Brig Gen Issam Zahreddine killed by Isil landmine near Deir Ezzor.
Sri Lanka backs Pakistan bid to host Saarc summit.
Banned terrorist organization Jamaat-ul-Ahrar chief Umar Khalid Khorasani killed in US drone Strike
Saudi troops arrive in Pakistan for al-Samsam 6 exercise.
Son of Ibne Insha, telly director Roomi Insha passes away
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on suspended membership of 261 parliamentarians over their failure to submit statements of assets and liabilities.
Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and US hold talks in Muscat on Afghanistan to revive talks with the Taliban.
Pakistan, Iran sign MoU to improve border management
PM Abbasi inaugurates country’s first 'dirty cargo' terminal at Port Qasim.
Nusrat Ara Begum of Ainak Wala Jin passes away.
Pakistan financial hub Karachi ranked 60th with an overall score of 38.77 in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s The Safe Cities Index 2017.
Pakistan thrash Sri Lanka in first ODI.
Hamas, Fatah sign reconciliation agreement in Cairo.
Pakistan defeat Bangladesh 7-0 in first Hockey Asia Cup match.
World Bank report: Pakistan needs $31b this year to stay afloat.
Nobel prize in economics awarded to Richard Thaler.
Justice (r) Javed Iqbal’s name finalised for NAB chairman.
The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.
Pakistan's Gulalai Ismail jointly wins prestigious international award (Reach All Women in WAR [RAW in WAR] Anna Politkovskaya Award) for speaking against Taliban.
Pakistan's Gulalai Ismail jointly wins prestigious international award (Reach All Women in WAR [RAW in WAR] Anna Politkovskaya Award) for speaking against Taliban.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s "A Girl in the River" wins the Best Documentary awards at the 38th annual news and documentary Emmy Awards.
Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah hands over command of Chief of the Naval Staff to Zafar Mahmood Abbasi.
Karachi placed 7th in top 15 Asia Pacific cities of the future.
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan (1st Test) at Abu Dhabi.
Naval chief Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah was conferred with “King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence” by Chief of General Staff Royal Saudi Armed Forces in a ceremony held in Riyadh.
Bismah Maroof replaces Sana Mir as captain of Pakistan women’s cricket team.
Interpol approves 'State of Palestine' as member state.
The Kurdish referendum on independence from Iraq was approved by close to 93% of voters.
Renowned Pakistan Movement activist Fatima Sughra passed way (September 25).
Trump signs new travel ban, imposes restrictions on 8 countries (North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen)
India beat Australia to clinch ODI series, grab No.1 spot (ODI)
India has appointed Ajay Bisaria as the new High Commissioner (HC) to Pakistan.
SBP revises outward/inward cash carrying limits of Pakistan currency notes (PKR) for international travelers.
The urban population stands at 75.58 million, which is roughly 36.4% of the country’s population.
Balochistan’s population stands at 12.344 million or 5.94% of the total population
Sindh remains the second most populated province with 47.886 million people, which is 23% of the total population.
Pakistan’s population has surged to a staggering 207.8 million, showing an increase of 75.4 million people in 19 years.
US designates Hizbul Mujahideen a 'foreign terrorist organisation'
Pakistan hoists South Asia’s largest flag at Wagha.
PCB elects Najam Sethi as its 30th chairman.
Darshan Lal: First Hindu in Pakistan federal cabinet in 20 years.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected as interim prime minister of Pakistan
Vanessa O'Brien becomes the first British-American woman to climb K2
Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies PM Nawaz Sharif
England beat India to win Women's Cricket World Cup
Pakistani student Maha Ayub wins bronze in International Chemistry Olympaid.
Pakistan beat World-V 3-2 to win squash series
Japan's Okinoshima island gains Unesco World Heritage status
G20 forum is being held from 7-8 July in Hamburg, Germany
Founding member of Women Action Forum, Lala Rukh passes away
Narendra Modi becomes first Indian prime minister to visit Israel.
Pakistani-American Nergis Mavalvala has been honored with Great Immigrants award
US declare Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist.
Pakistan beat China in Hockey World League


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