[Current Affairs] 19 July, 2021 Top Pakistan Current Affairs for PPSC Test Preparation

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Today’s top Pakistan current affairs 19 July 2021 with download link available in pdf. These are the latest breaking news about Pakistan which will be helpful for aspirants in test preparation of current affairs, Pakistan affairs, General knowledge for NTS, PPSC, CSS, FPSC, KPPSC, SPSC, BPSC, AJKPSC, OTS, PTS, and other Govt Jobs, exams & MDCAT, ECAT Entry test preparation.

One Liner

  • Covid-19, 24-hour recap: Pakistan reported 2,607 cases and 21 deaths in 24 hours. Pakistan also conducted 48,816 tests in the span of 24 hours (P.S. this data was last updated on July 18 at 7:44 am).
  • China launches new remote-sensing satellites on July 19, 2021. China successfully launched a new remote-sensing satellite group from the Xichang.
  • NBP, Golootlo announce winners for Spend & Win Campaign. National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) held the final round of lucky draws for its Debit Card Spend & Win Campaign.
  • Veteran politician Mumtaz Bhutto passes away. Veteran politician, former Sindh governor, and chief minister Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto passed away at a hospital in Karachi where he was admitted after his condition deteriorated.
  • Making an enemy of the Taliban is not in the interest of China. The Afghan government and the Taliban have both expressed their friendly attitude toward China. This is certainly good for China.
  • No evidence that Afghan envoy’s daughter was kidnapped in Islamabad: police
    Islamabad police have said that they found no evidence that the daughter of the Afghanistan ambassador was kidnapped from the capital city.
  • Modi ensured Pakistan stays on FATF grey list: Indian FM Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday said the Modi government ensured that Pakistan remains on the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
  • Latest Gold Rate in Pakistan today (19, July 2021) is Rs93,750 per 10 grams, and the rate of Gold is Rs.109,700 per tola (24k Gold) in Pakistan today.
  • US, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan to form a new quad grouping. The United States, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan, have agreed in principle to establish a new quadrilateral diplomatic platform focused on enhancing regional connectivity. The parties consider long-term peace and stability in Afghanistan critical to regional connectivity and agree that peace and regional connectivity are mutually reinforcing.

 

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1. COVID-19 IN PAKISTAN

  • 24-hour recap: Pakistan reported 2,607 cases and 21 deaths in 24 hours. Pakistan also conducted 48,816 tests in the span of 24 hours (P.S. this data was last updated on July 18 at 7:44 am).
  • Etihad extends suspension on flights from Pakistan: The UAE’s national carrier, Etihad Airways, is extending a suspension on flight operations from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh until July 31 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a tweet, a traveler who wanted to fly from Lahore to Toronto via Abu Dhabi asked Etihad why flights from Pakistan are still being canceled after July 21, and Etihad responded saying flights from Pakistan to the UAE are still suspended. Only diplomats, UAE nationals, or Golden Visa holders are exempt from the UAE’s flight suspensions, but they still need to take a PCR COVID-19 test before their flight’s departure. Since June 3, UAE airlines have been “scaling back” flights to Pakistan as the country continues to limit the number of inbound international passengers. Pakistan’s government started putting a cap on the number of arrivals in May.
  • Vaccinations at Karachi Expo Centre suspended over non-payment of salaries: Although COVID-19 cases have been surging across the country, the vaccination process at Karachi Expo Centre was halted Saturday by staff protesting nonpayment of salaries. Data entry operators — who are hired by a third party and not through the health department as doctors and nurses are — claimed they had not been paid their salaries in three months. The health department has requested the third party to see to the matter soon, and the staff’s strike ended when they were reassured their issues would be looked into.
2. Pakistan reopens the Afghan border with Chaman: Pakistan reopened the Chaman border with Afghanistan to allow several thousand Afghan nationals to return to their country to celebrate Eid Ul Azha. Pakistan shut its border at Chaman when the Taliban reportedly took over Spin Boldak — the second most important border crossing between the two countries — last week, leaving thousands of Afghans stranded in Pakistani territory. Afghans were allowed to cross over into their territory on “humanitarian grounds,” according to Assistant Commissioner Arif Kakkar. He added that Taliban officials allowed around 150 Pakistanis to cross into Pakistan from the Afghan border town of Wesh where they had been stranded.

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