Current Pakistani Ministers and Governors World in 2017 2017 Current Affairs
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Current Affairs of Pakistan and the World 2018-2019

Veteran journalist Idrees Bakhtiar passes away in Karachi (May 29). Chinese vice president Wang Qishan conferred with Pakistan's highest civil award Nishan-e-Pakistan. Pakistani computer scientist Asma Zaheer honoured with IBM’s highest award. Younas Dagha removed as finance secretary. Mirza Ali becomes the 1st Pakistani men to climb 7 summits in 7 continents. Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Sardar Ali Muhammad Khan Meher passed away (May 21). PM Imran appoints Dr. Sania Nishtar special assistant to the prime minister on social protection and poverty alleviation. Zulfi Bukhari appointed chairman of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation. TV director Syed Atif Hussain best known for family drama Babban Khala ki Betiyan passes away (May 14). National Assembly unanimously passes 26th Constitution Amendment Bill seeking more seats for tribal areas. Federal cabinet abolishes entertainment fund of ministers. PM Imran Khan approves Asad Umar as chairman Standing Committee on Finance. Raza Baqir appointed as State Bank of Pakistan governor. Pak-Turk education foundation declared banned outfit. PAF to remember response against Indian aggression as 'Operation Swift Retort'. Pakistan, China signs ML-1 railways agreement. Supreme Court restores all taxes on mobile phone cards. Pakistan gifts 200-bed Jinnah hospital to Afghanistan. Ijaz Ahmed Shah appointed as the interior minister. Sohail Mahmood appointed as Pakistan's Foreign Secretary. PTV MD Arshad Khan removed, Director Admin and Personnel Col Hassan Imad Mohammedi (retd) given additional charge. Israel election: Netanyahu wins fifth term as Israel's prime minister. UAE honors PM Modi with Zayed Medal, UAE’s highest civil honour for boosting relations between the Emirates and India. Pakistan opens first International Information Tourist Corner in Brussels. Pakistan Turkey kick off Jinnah-10 exercise in Turkey.

SBP raises key interest rate by 50 basis points to 10.75%. John Permal, Pakistan’s fastest man between 1964 and 1974, passed away at the age of 72 in Karachi (27 March). Pakistan opens airspace for all flights after keeping it closed for 28 days. ‘Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan’, ‘Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhe’ singer Shahnaz Begum passes away (24 March). UN Body adopts Pakistan resolution on Golan Heights. Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad to be Guest of Honor at Pakistan Day Parade. Pakistan elected as deputy chairman of OIC body. US to End Preferential Trade Status for India, Turkey. Sumsam Bukhari takes oath as Punjab information minister. Pakistan to lodge UN complaint against India for 'eco terrorism'. Dawn journalist Ramsha Jahangir bags two prizes at Pakistan Data Journalism Awards 2019. Afghanistan score 278-3 to set new T20 record against Ireland. Pakistan Navy, UAE Navy conduct bilateral exercise Nasl Al Bahr. Sri Lanka become the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa. Pak Army officer Major General Zia Ur Rehman appointed United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) Commander in Western Sahara. Saudi Crown Prince conferred with Nishan-e-Pakistan. Moody's downgrades Pakistan's banking system from stable to negative. US blocks UN move to condemn Israel’s decision to shut Hebron monitor mission. Pakistan signs $10 bn gas pipeline agreement with Russia. S&P downgrades Pakistan's long-term credit rating to B-. Pakistani Doctor Umar Sadat awarded prestigious ‘Hunterian Professor Award’. He become the 1st surgeon in 200 years old history of Royal College of Surgeons of England to be awarded ‘Hunterian Professor Award’ for his research work encompassing vascular surgery, bio-engineering, MRI physics and vascular medicine South Africa end Pakistan's winning streak in T20 series. United States and Russia both abandon nuclear arms treaty (INF Treaty). PM Khan launches Pakistan Banao Certificate for overseas Pakistanis offering 6.25% profit for a three-year and 6.75% for its five-year version. Pakistan elected as Vice Chair of UN Environment’s Forum of Ministers & Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific. Suman Pawan Bodani becomes Pakistan’s first female judge from the Hindu community. TV actor Roohi Bano passed away on Friday in Turkey after a prolonged illness. She was 67 years old. (25-01-2019) PM Imran featured in 'Global Thinkers of 2019' list by Foreign Policy magazine. Pakistan successfully test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Nasr’. Pakistan win Asian Junior SquashTeam Championship after defeating India in Pattaya, Thailand. PML-Q's Ammar Yasir resigns as Punjab Minister for Mines and Minerals. Pakistani journalist Asad Hashim wins AFP's Kate Webb Prize. Pakistani passport ranked fifth worst for international travel. Pakistan declares 1,000 years old Panj Tirath Hindu temple as national heritage. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa appointed chief justice of Pakistan. He will take charge as the chief justice on January 18.


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