Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Current Affairs

The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Anti-Human Trafficking Unit has arrested a US national for...

Sirous Esmailzadeh, an American-Iranian man, entered Pakistan from Iran without documents. He had been living at a five-star hotel in Karachi since June 8, according to the FIA’s spokesperson. The accused was also issued a one-year emergency passport by the American consulate in Karachi.

Police in Quetta city has sealed at least 6 illegal Iranian schools

کوئٹہ میں ’غیر قانونی‘ طور پر چلائے جانے والے چھ ایرانی سکول سیل

LHC acquits Christian couple in blasphemy case

In April 2014, the couple were sentenced to death for blasphemy and fined Rs100,000 each by an additional district and sessions judge in Toba Tek Singh. The couple's lawyer told the BBC last year that in their trial they suggested a Christian neighbour they had argued with might have purchased a SIM card in Shagufta Kausar's name and sent the messages in order to frame them. Ms Kausar worked as a caretaker in a Christian school, whilst her husband is partially paralysed. Lahore High Court has overturned the death sentence handed down to them for blasphemy, citing a lack of evidence.

Two policemen were shot dead in Shams Colony area of Islamabad on Thursday night

According to police, Constables Ishtiaq Ranjha and Bashir Shah, who were on a routine patrol in Shams Colony on a motorcycle, were shot dead. A senior police officer said that there were reports of firing in the area, near the Construction Technology and Training Institute on the I.J. Principal Road. When a police team reached the spot they found the two police officers from Eagle Squad dead, their bodies at some distance from their motorcycle.

Quetta: The death toll in the attack on FC post has risen to ten

The attack was carried out by unidentified terrorists on Monday evening at the Owais check post of the Frontier Corps Balochistan Gaza Band Scouts 129 Wing at Pir Ismail Ziarat near Marwar, about 70 km east of Quetta. A senior security official stationed in Quetta said on condition of anonymity that more than 20 assailants armed with sophisticated weapons surrounded the check post from different directions. They fired indiscriminately with Kalashnikovs, sniper rifles and other small arms. Ten personnel, including Post Commander Naib Subedar Ijaz Ali, were martyred and seven others were injured in the firing, while six survived. It may be recalled that in recent days, there has been an increase in attacks on security forces in Balochistan. In the last one month alone, at least 25 personnel have lost their lives in more than half a dozen attacks on the FC in Balochistan.

6 Martyred, 12 injured as blast rocks Chaman’s Boghra Chowk

The blast reportedly took place near JUI-Nazriyati senior vice president Maulana Abdul Qadir's car.

China reluctant to approve $6b ML-I loan

The government has planned to complete the ML-I project in various packages, spanning over almost 10 years and aimed at spreading the loan over a longer period due to concerns expressed by the IMF.

Chinese firm awarded $355m Tarbela project

Cumulative generation capacity of the project would be 1,530MW with three generating units of 510MW each.