Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Current Affairs

Government drafting new bill to amend SBP laws

The government is drafting a new Bill to amend the laws of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) aimed at strengthening its autonomy, governance and mandate, as the first draft has been scrapped after serious differences between the Finance Ministry and the central bank.

Power generation reaches record high of 23,116MW

Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Wednesday said that power generation in the country reached a record high of 23,116 Megawatts (MW) on Tuesday.

Balochistan to introduce vessel monitoring system

Balochistan government had decided to implement the international policy of monitoring fishing boats having the size larger than 15 metres in the province and install vessel monitoring systems in such boats. Fishing boats will be helped to comply with environmental and fishing laws as well as promote conservation of rare marine life under a modern monitoring system at a command and control centre in Gwadar.

Substance Abuse in Schools: A Proposed Action Plan

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Journalist’s Revelations in FIA CTW

according to reports when mainstream media was focused on matiullahjan's alleged abduction, another journalist was called to FIA's CTW office related to Justice Qazi Faez Isa's case. The allegations leveled by Justice Isa's wife were not proved wrong.

SC rejects cleric plea to halt contempt of court proceedings

plea of Agha Iftikhar-ud-Din Mirza to halt trial in derogatory video case against the judiciary and judges was rejected.CJP sought evidence from prosecution at next hearing.

AIOU opens admission for expats

The Allama Iqbal Open University {AIOU} on Tuesday opened admissions for various academic programmes including SSC, HSSC (FA General) and I Com for Pakistanis settled in KSA, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and USA.

PM Imran directs overhaul of subsidy system

Stressing the need for reforms in ‘subsidy system’, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday directed to ensure that the benefit of subsidies reached only the poor and needy people