Today’s top Pakistan current affairs September 16,2020 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.
- Fayyaz Chohan Takes Notice of Harassment To Girl On Social Media. Fayyaz Ul Hassan Chohan on Wednesday called on CCPO Lahore Umar Shiekh over harassment received by a girl on the social media.
- Parliament Passes Three Bills To Meet FATF Requirements. The Joint sitting of the Parliament today (Wednesday) passed three bills to meet the requirements of Financial Action Task Force to bring the country out of its grey list.
- Gold rates down Rs250 per tola in domestic market.
- CNIC of motorway gang-rape suspect blocked. Police have gotten the CNIC of the absconding prime suspect of the gang-rape on the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway blocked to keep him from fleeing abroad.
- Nationwide anti-polio drive to kick-off from September 21.
- Government decides not to increase petrol prices in September.
- Karachi men arrested for attempting to rape woman in North Nazimabad.
- Israeli jets bomb Gaza after rocket fire clouds peace deal signing.
- PCB signs three-party broadcast deal for international, domestic matches. A three-party broadcast deal between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), PTV Sports and I-Media Communication Services has been signed on Wednesday.
Spotlight by The NewsRun
1. COVID-19 IN PAKISTAN
- Pakistan reported 665 new cases and 4 deaths in the past 24 hours. Pakistan also conducted 29,097 tests in the span of 24 hours (P.S. this data was last updated on September 16 at 8:45am).
2. British Airways will start direct flights to Lahore
Last summer, London-based British Airways (i.e. the UK’s flag carrier airline), resumed flights to Pakistan after more than a decade (P.S. the airline suspended flights to Pakistan in 2008 after the Marriott Hotel Bombing in Islamabad). The airline already flies to Islamabad. Yesterday, British Airways announced it will begin flying directly from Lahore to London Heathrow four days a week, starting on October 14. These are reportedly the first ever British Airways flights to Lahore. The new services will reportedly offer smooth transfer options to Manchester, the US and Canada as well. British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr. Christian Turner, hopes the Lahore-London route will open up more opportunities for business links, people-to-people ties, and tourism. Tickets are on sale now.
3. The first female head of South Waziristan’s education department
Noor Khadija recently became the first woman to be appointed as head of the Education Department in South Waziristan, located in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. This area reportedly has the lowest female literacy rate in the country. Khadija has a masters degree in education, and has been associated with the education department for 10 years. She was appointed Deputy District Education officer on August 31. She plans to serve her community, and help girls pursue their education. Life will reportedly also be easier for women teachers who can easily communicate their problems to her. We are rooting for Khadija to improve girls’ education in South Waziristan.
- Backstory: South Waziristan has a history of being overrun by militants. Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal regions included seven big districts, including South Waziristan. The tribal areas were known to be lawless, with a lack of economic development. In 2009, militancy spread across the region. In response, Pakistan’s army launched an anti-militant operation. In 2018, the tribal regions merged with KP. Even though the education sector came under provincial authority, data from 2017-2018 shows that 58% of children between the ages of 4 and 14 remained out of school in the tribal districts. The region’s education infrastructure still needs to recover after years of damage.
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