Current Affairs of Pakistan

January 2020
January 02 - HBL becomes first Pakistani bank to get branch license in Beijing.
January 06 - Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan officially visited Pakistan.
January 06 - Hamza Khan wins British Junior Open squash championship.
January 07 - National Assembly passes Army Act Amendment 2020 bill.
January 07 - Former Election Commissioner Fukhruddin G. Ibraheem passed away in Karachi.
January 08 - Melbourne Stars pacer Haris Rauf took a hat-trick in the side’s Big Bash League against Sydney Thunder. He became the first bowler from the team to take three wickets in three balls.
January 10 - PM inaugurates Azakhel dry port in Nowshera.
January 10 - National Assembly of Pakistan passes Zainab Alert Bill for recovery of missing children.
January 16 - Major General Babar Iftikhar replaces Asif Ghafoor as new DG ISPR.
January 17 - Jabbar Bhatti became the 3rd Pakistani who has conquered the Mount Aconcagua.
January 19 - Ex Sindh minister Syed Ali Mardan Shah dies of cardiac arrest.
January 25 - Luari Sharif shrine unsealed after 36 years of closure in Sindh.
January 25 - COAS Gen Bajwa inaugurated Electronic Warfare (EW) and Ground Surveillance Radar (GSR) testing laboratories at the National Radio Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC), Haripur.
January 28 - Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Munaf dies at 84.
January 30-31 - Pak-Africa Trade Development Conference 2020 held in Nairobi.
January 31 - Prime Minister Imran Khan on January 31, 2020 launched Ehsaas Kafalat Program to give stipend of Rs 2,000 each to 7m women.

February 2020
February 1 – The government declared a national emergency to protect crops and help farmers.
February 1 – Pakistani Female Army Officers awarded UN Medal for exemplary services in Congo.
February 15 – PTI Senior leader Naeem ul Haque died of cancer at the age of 70.
February 16 – PPP's Shahnaz Ansari assassinated in Naushahro Feroze.
February 16 – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres arrived in Pakistan on four days visit.
February 16 – Pakistan won Kabaddi World Cup 2020 beating India in Lahore.
February 18 – Pakistan conducted a successful flight test of Air Launched Cruise Missile “Ra’ad-II” with a range of 600 kilometers.
February 20 – Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 season 5th started.
February 26 – The first two cases of COVID-19 are reported in Pakistan.
February 27 – Pakistan to celebrates Surprise Day on 27 February as a tribute to the retaliatory attack by the PAF after India’s botched Balakot airstrike.

March 2020
March 03 - World Bank Commits $300 Million to Support Human Capital and Livelihoods in Pakistan.
March 06 - Famous Pakistani TV comedian Amanullah Khan died.
March 06 - Pakistani badminton star Mahoor Shahzad clinches career-best 138 rank.
March 09 - Pakistan listed 11th largest importer of major arms in the world by SIPRI.
March 11 - PAF’s Wing Commander Noman Akram embraced martyrdom in F-16 crash in Islamabad.
March 18 - Pakistan recorded it’s first COVID-19 death.
March 18 - Sialkot-Lahore Motorway formally opens for public.
March 19 - Pakistani Scientist Arif Goheer Elected As Chair Of UNFCCC's Consultative Group Of Experts.
March 22 - UN World Happiness Index: Pakistan at 66 rank, India 144.
March 25 - Pakistan rank at 135th place in the Heritage Foundation index 2020 of economic freedom.
March 26 - Shaukat Khanum CEO Dr Faisal Sultan appointed PM Imran's focal person on coronavirus.
March 28 - Squash Legend Azam Khan died at the age of 95 in United Kingdom.

April 2020
April 03 – PM Imran Khan announced Rs. 30 billion subsidy for Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme.
April 13 – Ex-CJP Bashir Jehangiri passes away at 83.
April 22 – PFF joins FIFA, WHO's BeActive campaign to promote healthy lifestyle amid lockdown.
April 22 – Pakistan ranks 145 on press freedom index.
April 24 – Pakistan has been ranked as a 4th Generation Regulator (G4) by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), becoming the only country in South Asia to have achieved the status.
April 25 – Prime Minister Imran Khan formally launched the Rs. 144 Billion Ehsas Relief Program on 9th April 2020.
April 25 – Former Pakistan captain Sana Mir announces retirement from international cricket.
April 27 – Umar Akmal banned from all cricket for 3 years.
April 27 – Chairman CPEC Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa has been appointed as the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting after removal of Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan.
April 27 – PM Imran appoints Shibli Faraz as information minister.

May 2020
May 01 – Self Exiled Baloch journalist Sajid Hussain found dead in Sweden on 1st May, 2020.
May 05 – Rahul Dev from Tharparkar, has been recruited as a General Duty (GD) pilot officer in the Pakistan Air Force.
May 18 – Pakistan's first Sikh woman journalist has been named among '100 most influential Sikh personalities under 30 years of age' in the world by a UK-based global Sikh organization.
May 18 – Trump honours Pakistani-American girl scout Laila Khan for donating cookies to nurses and firefighters combating corona virus.
May 21 – Islamabad High Court ordered that the elephant Kaavan should be immediately relocated to a different sanctuary following a four year campaign by popular pop singer Cher.
May 22 – Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303 crashed in Karachi killing 97 of the 99 people on board as well as one on the ground.
May 24 – World Bank restores budgetary support to Pakistan after 4 years, gives $500 million loan.
May 27 – Raffia Arshad has become the UK’s first hijab-wearing Muslim deputy district judge.

June 2020
June 06 – Govt appoints Muhammad Sadiq as country’s first special representative for Afghanistan.
June 12 – Hammad Azhar presented federal budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021 on the floor of the National Assembly.
June 19 – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has quashed a presidential reference filed against Justice Qazi Faiz Esa.
June 17 – Veteran actor and television host Tariq Aziz passed away at the age of 84.
June 20 – Senior religious scholar and principal of Jamia Binoria Al-Alamia Mufti Muhammad Naeem passes away. He was 62.
June 22 – Renowned scholar Allama Talib Jauhari passes away. He was 80.
June 26 – Former Jamaat-e- Islami (JI) amir Syed Munawar Hassan passed away at the age of 79.
June 30 – Nigar Johar becomes Pakistan Army's first female lieutenant general.
June 30 – Veteran Kashmir leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani Geelani quits pro-freedom alliance.

July 2020
July 01 – Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC chairman, Imran Khwaja will be the interim chairman of ICC.
July 01 – Pakistan temporarily bans popular online game PUBG.
July 03 – Bollywood's legendary choreographer Saroj Khan passes away at 71.
July 03 – US donates 100 ventilators to support Pakistan’s Covid-19 response.
July 04 – Javed Ghani given additional charge of FBR chief, replaces Nausheen Javed Amjad.
July 06 – PM Imran Khan inaugurates country’s first ever indigenously made ventilators at National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) in Haripur.
July 06 – Pakistan to host 2021 World Tourism Forum.
July 10 – Nepal bans private Indian channels for airing 'false propaganda'.
July 11 – Pakistan-born scientist Asifa Akhtar has become the first international female vice president of the biology and medicine section at Germany’s prestigious Max Planck Society.
July 13 – Pakistan allows Afghanistan’s exports through the Wagah border with India under the 2010 bilateral trade agreement between Pakistan and Afghanistan
July 14 – Senate Committee on Human Rights clears Sarmad Khoosat’s Zindagi Tamasha for screening.
July 15 – Pakistan has found new deposits of oil and gas in exploratory well Mamikhel South-01, located in Tal block in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).
July 16 – Etihad resumes flight operations in Pakistan, with mandatory tests for passengers.
July 16 – Pakistan becomes permanent member of SCO Youth Council.
July 17 – PM Imran Khan launches Monsoon Tree Plantation Campaign 2020 in Kahuta under the umbrella of his government's "Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Programme".
July 17 – UN Designates Pak-Based Terror Group's Noor Mehsud As "Global Terrorist".
July 19 – CM Buzdar accepts resignation of Punjab Minister for Wildlife Malik Asad.
July 20 – UAE launches Hope probe in Arab world's first mission to Mars.
July 21 – Karachi Darul Sukoon incharge Sister Ruth Lewis passes away from Covid-19. She was 77.
July 22 – Journalist MatiullahJan released 12 hours after being abducted from Islamabad.
July 22 – Abdul Hafeez Shaikh removed from National Finance Commission (NFC).
July 23 – Pakistan 'most improved' country on US nuclear security index. Pakistan ranked 19 with 47 points, while India ranked one place below at 20th spot with 41 points.
July 24 – Pakistan elected president of UN Economic and Social Council for the sixth time.
July 25 – Pakistan's Punjab Government has banned over 100 textbooks for containing objectionable content.
July 29 – Performance allegation, dual nationality: Tania Aidrus, Dr Zafar Mirza resign as special assistants to PM.
July 29 – Renowned theatre artist Farrukh Shah passes away.

August 2020
August 01 – Pakistan to mark Yaum-e-Istehsal on August 5 in solidarity with Kashmiris.
August 03 – PM Imran appoints Dr Faisal Sultan as new SAPM on health.
August 03 – Nine-year-old Pakistani girl Natalia Najam beats Indian professor, sets world record to arrange the chemical elements of the periodic table in the shortest possible time.
August 05 – Queen appoints British-Pakistani Aamer Sarfraz as House of Lords member.
August 05 – Pakistan renames Islamabads Kashmir Highway as Sinagar Highway.
August 06 – Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri replaces Aisha Farooqui as Foreign Office spokesperson.
August 06 – SBP introduces Non-Resident Pakistani Rupee Value Accounts.
August 07 – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday inaugurated Ravi Development Authority (RDA) project in Lahore.
August 10 – Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka's PM for fourth time.
August 11 – Lebanese PM resigns along with his government over blast fallout.
August 13 – Israel and UAE strike historic deal to normalise relations.
August 15 – Pakistan signs PPA agreement with 13 IPPs functioning on wind power to ensure cheap electricity.
August 18 – Pakistan-born astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala named dean of MIT School of Science.
August 20 – National Party president Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo passes away at 62 in Karachi.
August 21 – Pemra fines Neo News Rs 0.5 million for airing Khalilur Rehman's abusive remarks.
August 23 – Pakistan Navy inducts Chinese-made 054 A/P frigate ship in fleet.
August 24 – Dr Abdul Malik becomes Pakistan's first certified physician of brain disorders.
August 24 – Imran Khan declared Man of the Year by ‘The Muslim 500.
August 25 – Sindh govt appoints Sohail Rajput as Karachi commissioner.
August 27 – New Zealand attack: Christchurch mosque shooter sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.
August 28 – Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Longest-Serving Prime Minister, Resigns Because of Illness.
August 29 – Saraiki folk singer Shafaullah Rokhri passes away.
August 31 – Former India president Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84 after Covid diagnosis.

September 2020
September 02 – Pakistan Stock Exchange named best performing in Asia.
September 04 – Afghanistan appoints Najibullah Alikhil as ambassador to Pakistan.
September 04 – Former MPA Majeed Achakzai acquitted in Quetta traffic warden hit-and-run case.
September 06 – Female PTV journalist Shaheena Shaheen shot dead in Turbat.
September 08 – Inam Ghani replaces Shoaib Dastgir as IG Punjab.
September 10 – WHO lists Pakistan among 7 countries world can learn from to fight future pandemics.
September 12 – Israel and Bahrain agree to establish full diplomatic ties.
September 13 – Religious scholar Allama Zameer Akhtar Naqvi passes away in Karachi.
September 16 – Army chief inaugurates Burraq Combat Skills Training Complex in Gujranwala.
September 16 – Yoshihide Suga elected Japan's new prime minister succeeding Shinzo Abe.
September 17 – Pakistan re elected to the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC) by securing 52 votes from the 54-member United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
September 18 – Pakistan gets stay over $6 billion fine in Reko Diq case.
September 21 – Shaheen Afridi becomes first Pakistani to take 4 consecutive wickets in T20 cricket.
September 26 – Pakistan included in WEF’s Champions for Nature Community.
September 27 – Jaswant Singh, a veteran Indian politician who served as defense minister, finance minister and external affairs minister dies at age 82.
September 28 – Senior Afghan peace official Abdullah Abdullah has arrived in Pakistan on three days visit.
September 29 – Maulana Tahir Ashrafi appointed Special Representative to PM on Religious Harmony.
September 29 – Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91.

October 2020
October 02 – ECC approves 180,000 tons of wheat import from Russia.
October 06 – Islamabad mayor resigns after accusing PTI of interference in local bodies.
October 06 – Afghanistan batsman Najeeb Tarakai dies after road accident.
October 07 – Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi takes charge as new chief of Pakistan Navy.
October 07 – Sheikh Meshaal sworn in as Kuwait’s new crown prince.
October 09 – Pakistan bans Chinese app TikTok over unlawful content.
October 10 – Head of Karachi's Jamia Farooqia Maulana Adil Khan and driver killed in a car firing incident.
October 11 – Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic wins French Open to claim record-equalling 20th Grand Slam.
October 12 – Asim Saleem Bajwa quits as SAPM after PM finally accepts resignation.
October 13 – Pakistan has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) securing 169 votes in the 193-member UN General Assembly.
October 14 – Pak Army wins international military drill competition in UK for 3rd consecutive year.
October 14 – Pakistan’s first electric bike service launched in Islamabad.
October 15 – PPP's senior leader Rashid Rabbani passes away due to Covid-19.
October 16 – Pakistan becomes 18th country in the world and second muslim country to manufacture heart stents.
October 17 – Umar Gul announces retirement from all forms of cricket.
October 17 – SBP Launches Digital FX Regulatory Approval System.
October 18 – New Zealand’s Ardern sworn in for second term after landslide win.
October 22 – Pakistani author, Arif Anis, wins ‘Brain of the Year Award’ in UK.
October 24 – Khabib Nurmagomedov (29-0) announces retirement at UFC 254.
October 24 – Raoof Hasan replaces Asim Bajwa as PM Imran Khan’s special assistant on information.
October 25 – Ali Zafar named ambassador for Pakistan’s first knowledge city.
October 24 – Raoof Hasan replaces Asim Bajwa as PM Imran Khan’s special assistant on information.
October 27 – India, US sign key defence deal on Satellite data

November 2020
November 01 – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan grants provisional status to Gilgit Baltistan.
November 03 – Fayyaz Chohan removed as Punjab info minister, Firdous to make comeback as CM's assistant.
November 04 – US returns 45 stolen relics worth $250,000.
November 05 – Russian Special Forces Arrive In Islamabad for joint military exercise Druzhba-V.
November 06 – Pakistan, Bosnia sign accord for illegal migrants return.
November 08 – Kamala Harris makes history as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States.
November 10 – Armenia's PM Nikol Pashinyan signs agreement with Azerbaijan and Russia to end war.
November 10 – Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrives in Pakistan on 2 day visit.
November 10 – 6-yr-old Arham Om Talsania becomes world’s youngest computer programmer.
November 11 – Bahrain’s long-serving PM Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa dies at 84.
November 12 – Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth dies of Covid-19.
November 14 – Malik Amir Dogar appointed SAPM on political affairs.
November 24 – Naeem Bokhari appointed as PTV chairman.
November 25 – Senior PPP leader Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar passes away in Lahore.
November 25 – Argentina's Maradona, one of football's greatest, dies aged 60.
November 27 – Iranian military scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, killed in an attack outside Tehran.

December 2020
December 02 – Former PM Zafarullah Jamali passes away at 76.
December 03 – Pakistan army cadet Muhammad Haris Mairaj declared overall best foreign national military cadet at Royal College in Australia.
December 03 – Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) Pakistan project wins international award for shielding villages from natural disasters.
December 04 – Former accountability judge Arshad Malik passes away from Covid-19.
December 08 – Prominent businessman Siraj Kassam Teli passes away in Dubai.
December 08 – US places Pakistan, nine others on violators of religious freedom list.
December 09 – PM Imran inaugurates Air Sial during visit to Sialkot.

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