Wednesday, 29 January, 2020
NA passes bills allowing extension in tenures of services chiefs
National Assembly passed three separate bills to amend Pakistan Army Act 1952, Pakistan Air Force Act 1953 and Pakistan Navy Ordinance 1961, allowing for extension in the tenures of three services chiefs.
PM inaugurates modern police station in Mianwali

24 NUMS Students Selected for Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships
The Institutional Scholarship Award Committee (ISAC) of the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Project held its first meeting at the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Rawalpindi to recommend students who applied for the scholarships.
Pakistan faces headwinds in its path to recovery: Report
Pakistan may have weathered the worst of storms, but would have to battle against brisk headwinds of political instability, policy inconsistency, challenging external environment, slow economy and rising inflation among other distractions in its path to recovery in 2020.
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A scientist who upended a Hong Kong conference with his claim to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies cancelled a fresh talk and was heavily criticised by organisers on Thursday, who labelled him as irresponsible.
According to a recent report published by International Monetary Fund (IMF), Pakistan's general government debt (including guarantees & IMF borrowing) during the first quarter of current fiscal year, showed significant decline as it fell to 84.7 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), however by the end of previous year, the country's debt had risen to 88 percent of GDP.
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US air strike assassins Commander of Iran’s Quds Force, Iraq's PMU deputy head
Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU), have been killed in US airstrikes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Saudi Arabia denies Turk Presidents statement over pressurizing Pakistan


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The Chinese authorities have confirmed that 4515 cases of coronavirus are reported in the country. Out of which 60 patients are cured from the disease while 106 died due to the epidemic disease.
A senior Iranian diplomat on Monday suggested an “inclusive and comprehensive intra-regional dialogue” as the way out of the current crisis in the Middle East and said that Tehran would encourage Pakistan to continue its efforts for defusing tensions.
The month of December reminds us of tragic incidents ever happened in the history of Pakistan, either it is Fall of Dhakka, or Army Public School, (APS) Peshawar carnage.
America’s fingerprints are all over the war in Yemen, the New York Times said on Wednesday.
Torn between preventing Pakistan from going nuclear and fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan, the United States appears to have decided that pushing the Russians out of Kabul was more important, shows a set of documents released by the US State Department.

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