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Pakistan Current Affairs 1st November 2018 for NTS PPSC CSS OTS PTS Govt Jobs

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  • Govt in talks with protesters, minister tells NA. “There will be no compromise on rule and supremacy of law,” Minister of State for Interior Sheheryar Afridi tells MNAs.
  • Govt increases petrol price by Rs5 per litre. The new price of petrol will now be Rs97.83 while that of High Speed Diesel will be Rs112.94 per litre.
  • Pakistan beat New Zealand by two runs in Twenty20 thriller. New Zealand needed a six off the last ball to tie the match but managed a boundary to finish at 146-6 in 20 overs.
  • Balloki, Haveli Bahadur power plants to be privatised. Privatisation committee approves sell-off of the newly established 1,233 MW Balloki, 1,230MW Haveli Bahadur Power Plant.
  • Federal govt has no plan to put Asia Bibi’s name on ECL: PTI. The review petition has been filed by the “concerned party which has nothing to do with the government”.
  • Azhar Ali retires from ODI cricket. Former Pakistan captain says he wants to focus on his Test career.
  • FM Qureshi meets Uzbek counterpart, discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation. The two countries share a “common view” for a political settlement in Afghanistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
  • Zarif terms Pakistan’s efforts to recover Iranian guards as ‘encouraging’. Iran’s foreign minister appreciates PM Khan’s offer for mediation in Yemen war, hopes for end to “miseries of Yememis”.
  • President inaugurates Karachi-Dhabeji train service. Initially two trains will ferry workers in the morning and evening.
  • PML-N rejects proposed media authority. Marriyum Aurangzeb accuses PTI of trying to gag the media.
  • Two more polio cases discovered in Bajaur. Five-year-old affected girl was administered anti-polio vaccine seven times, claims Health Department.
  • Sri Lanka’s attorney general refuses to endorse sacking of PM. This is the clearest sign yet the move may be unconstitutional.
  • India inaugurates world’s tallest statue. Modi describes completion of the project as “a day that will be remembered in the history of India”.
  • Pak Suzuki raises prices by Rs40,000. The prices of WagonR-VXR and -VXL have been increased to Rs1.184 million and Rs1.274m respectively.
  • Special status for rice sector proposed to boost exports. The ministry will put up the proposal before Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) in the next meeting.
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