Pakistan Current Affairs 31st October 2018 for NTS PPSC CSS OTS PTS Govt Jobs

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  • Supreme Court acquits Asia Bibi, orders immediate release. SC rules there were no legal grounds to prosecute Asia Bibi, who was sentenced to death for blasphemy in Nov 2010.
  • ‘Do not clash with the state’: PM Khan issues stern warning to agitators after Asia Bibi verdict.PM criticises language used by a “small segment” in reaction to the Asia Bibi verdict.
  • Kanrani defeats Kurd to become president of Supreme Court Bar Association. Both Kurd and Kanrani were running for the SCBA presidency for a second time, with the former winning in 2008.
  • Khashoggi was strangled upon entering Saudi Consulate in Istanbul: Turkish prosecutor. Saudi journalist’s remains still haven’t been found.
  • PM Khan meets Iran’s foreign minister to discuss ‘key issues’.Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif also met with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
  • Parliament, other institutions should stand with the Supreme Court: Bilawal. “We cannot run the country from the streets. We can [only] run this country according to the Constitution and law.”
  • 25 killed in Afghan army helicopter crash: officials. Taliban claims its militants brought the helicopter down.
  • India’s top court seeks pricing of Rafale jet deal with France. Rahul Gandhi has accused Modi’s govt of buying the aircraft at nearly three times the price being negotiated.
  • Seven killed in suicide attack near Kabul prison. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion.
  • Country remains tense amidst protests against Asia Bibi’s acquittal. A few roads in Karachi have now been opened for traffic.
  • SC summons Fawad Chaudhry for ‘irresponsible’ statement about Islamabad IGP’s transfer. Chief justice says information minister should offer a “clarification of his statement”.
  • Pakistan’s health sector far behind in region: WHO.The country has made sub-optimal progress towards achieving MDGs, SDGs, parliamentary secretary says.
  • 10 dead in Italy storms as wild weather sweeps Europe. Road were blocked and thousands of people were left without power in southern and central Europe.
  • Will not privatise PIA, Steel Mills, says govt. Sources say the govt has decided to exclude PIA, PSM, Pakistan Railways, power distribution companies from the agenda.
  • Prices of petroleum products may increase by up to Rs13. Ogra’s working paper for price increase is based on existing tax rates and average import costs paid by PSO.
  • Iranian FM arrives to discuss issue of abducted border guards. Javad Zarif is also expected to meet PM Imran Khan.

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