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July 1, 2017

  1. Pakistan still on radar of terror financing watchdog
  2. US-India ties not a threat to Pakistan: PM
  3. Allegations of data tampering: FIA to conduct forensic analysis of SECP record
    • SECP: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan
    • Current Chairman SECP: Zafar Hijazi
  4. Islamic calligrapher and one of Pakistan’s most prolific artists Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi has been honoured by Google on his 87th birthday with a doodle
    • Sadequain was born in June 30, 1923 in British India and died on 10 February 1987 in Karachi at the age of 64
  5. 4G licence formally handed over to Jazz Pakistan
  6. ECP raises enrolled voters number to 97.02m
    • ECP: Election Commission of Pakistan
  7. Registration of illegal Afghans to begin on July 15
  8. Israeli plane targets Syrian army in latest Golan exchange
  9. Austria’s SC upholds purchase of Hitler’s home
  10. China-US ties sour over North Korea, Taiwan

July 2, 2017

  1. UN Secretary General strikes upbeat note as Cyprus talks continue
    • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
  2. Muslim leader urges Indonesians to boycott Starbucks over LGBT stand
    • LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
  3. Veteran journalist Sharif Farooq passes away
  4. ISIS terrorist group has lost five senior leaders in an airstrike in northern province of Afghanistan
  5. India contributes $500,000 to UN peace building fund
    • India has been a member of the Peacebuilding Commission since its inception in December 2005
  6. Japan reveals plans to put a man on moon by 2030
  7. Indian minister claims Champions Trophy final was fixed
  8. Germany down Spain in U21 Euro final
    • It is Germany’s second title in the age group following their triumph in 2009
  9. NIH: The National Institute of Health
  10. Record fine against Google to benefit EU citizens
    • The record 2.4-billion-euro fine slapped on Google by the EU

July 3, 2017

  1. McCain urges India, Pakistan to hold talks on Kashmir issue
    • John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politician who currently serves as the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican nominee for the 2008 U.S. presidential election.
  2. The 2nd unit of the total 1,320-MW coal-fired Sahiwal power plant will be opened jointly by Chinese and Pakistani officials today (July 3, 2017)
  3. Pakistan’s M Sajjad crowned champion of the ACBS 6 Red Snooker Championship 2017, after hammering Hong Kong’s Lee Chun Wai 7-0 in the final played at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on July 2, 2017
  4. Pakistan again rejects consular access to Jadhav
  5. US says Pakistan making efforts to eliminate human trafficking
  6. IDA`s $135m to help improve weather forecast system
    • IDA: International Development Association
  7. French, West African presidents launch Sahel force
  8. US warship in operation near disputed island in S. China Sea
  9. Israeli ex-PM Olmert freed from prison on parole
    • The 71-year-old, premier between 2006 and 2009, was convicted of graft and entered prison in February 2016
  10. President Bashar al-Assad has appeared on the Syrian currency for the first time
    • His portrait printed on a new 2,000-pound banknote that went into circulation on July 2, 2017 (Sunday)

July 4, 2017

  1. Sindh Assembly repeals NAB law amid opposition protest
    • The National Accountability Ordinance 1999 Sindh Repeal Bill, 2017 was tabled by Law Minister Ziaul Hasan Lanjar and Sindh Advocate General Barrister Zamir Ghumro.
  2. Punjab gets 15 days for posting permanent IGP
  3. China says India violates 1890 agreement in border stand-off
  4. Two PAF officers made air marshals
    • The government has promoted Air Vice Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi and Air Vice Marshal Ahmer Shehzad to the rank of air marshal, and Air Commodore Abrar Ahmed, Air Commodore Irfan Zaka, Air Commodore Irfan Ahmad and Air Commodore Asad Ikram to the rank of air vice marshal.
  5. ECP to test biometric machines in by-polls
  6. Pakistan to lead Asia in adopting 5G internet technology
  7. Tariq Pasha made FBR chairman
    • The post had fallen vacant after the retirement of Dr Irshad on June 30
    • According to the notification, “Tariq Mehmood Pasha, a BS-22 officer of Inland Revenue Service (IRS), presently posted as Secretary, Economic Affairs Division is transferred and posted as chairman FBR/Secretary, Revenue Division, with immediate effect and until further orders”.
  8. Arabia, allies give Qatar two more days to accept demands
  9. Syrian military declares temporary cease-fire ahead of talks
  10. Narendra Modi becomes the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel when he arrives on July 3rd 2017

July 5, 2017

  1. Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa seeks accountability of public office-holders
  2. McCain calls for support of Pakistan to eliminate militancy in Afghanistan
    • Afghanistan agrees to join Pakistan in anti-terror operations
  3. A parliamentary committee on Tuesday amended and approved two bills to protect the rights of 13,000 children begging in the streets of the capital and engaged in child labour
  4. Qatar raises gas capacity amid Gulf dispute
  5. Philippine top court upholds martial law in south
  6. Canada is set to apologize and award millions of dollars of compensation to a former Guantanamo detainee who was captured in Afghanistan at the age of 15 and detained for 13 years
  7. North Korea tests first intercontinental missile
  8. Sri Lanka ends 27-year occupation of Tamil port
  9. Catalonia to declare immediate independence if `yes` wins referendum
  10. Prime Minister Sharif hosted grand reception in honour of Champions Trophy winning Pakistan cricket team

July 6, 2017

  1. Pakistan and Tajikistan agreed on July 5, 2017 to explore new avenues of cooperation by increasing collaboration in economy, defence and security, agriculture and education
    • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is in the Tajik capital on a two-day official visit, with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon signed the joint declaration aimed at enhancing connectivity between the two countries and in the region at large.
    • The two leaders witnessed signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on trade cooperation between Commerce Minister Ghulam Dastgir Khan and Tajik Minister of Economy Naimat Ullah Hikmatullah Zada.
    • Another MoU on cooperation between the University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi, and the Agriculture University, Dushanbe, was signed by the latter`s rector Naimat Ullah Faizullah and Adviser to the PM on Foreign Af f airs Sartaj Aziz
    • As agreed in 2014, the PM said, the two countries needed to take measures to boost bilateral trade to $500 million over the next three years.
  2. HEC grants 31 projects to PhD scholars
    • Chairman HEC: Dr Mukhtar Ahmed
    • on July 5, 2017 The Higher Education Commission (HEC) awarded 31 projects to PhD scholars under Technology Fund, who have returned from abroad after completing their doctorates
  3. Foreign firm to make customised number plates for vehicles in Punjab
    • Each V-Plate is to follow certain specifications for size that includes 520mm X 114mm, 372mm X 133mm. The existing number plate size for Punjab is 302mm X 152mm. The size for the two-wheelers is (front) 202mm X 65mm and (rear) 152mm X 130mm. Rickshaws willget 202mm X 152mm plates.
  4. Parliamentary panel declares Sindh PA bill `unconstitutional`
    • The committee urged the Sindh government to withdraw the bill and review it. The bill has blocked purview and powers of NAB in Sindh.
    • under Articles 142 and 143 of the Constitution, the bill passed by the Sindh government could not be implemented
    • The bill titled the `National Accountability Ordinance 1999 Sindh Repeal Bill-2017`, which barred NAB functions in Sindh, had already been approved by the provincial cabinet at a meeting held on June 30. The bill would bar the anti-corruption watchdog from investigating corruption cases in departments working under the Sindh government.
  5. Pak Rupee falls sharply against dollar
    • The dollar had risen to Rs108.50 before settling at Rs108.25 by close.
    • This is the largest single drop in the currency in 9 years.
  6. Qatar boycott to continue, no new sanctions
  7. Transfer, posting orders of 19 PAAS officers issued
  8. Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf to lead Pakistani team in Jadhav case, world court told
  9. Israel, India look past defence to broaden commercial ties
  10. 6th MOX nuclear shipment leaves France for Japan

July 7, 2017

  1. India using chemical munitions in Kashmir
    • If use of chemicals in the ammunition is confirmed, then it would constitute a serious violation of international norms and India`s international obligations under Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
  2. Pakistan on Thursday condemned targeting of civilians in Azerbaijan by the Armenian forces
  3. Palestinians, Israelis square off on Unesco vote on Hebron
  4. European Union parliament calls for suspending Turkey accession talks
  5. Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on July 6, 2017 approved 17 development projects worth Rs 178.3 billion
    • The CDWP approved projects in transport & communications, energy, water resources, information technology, higher education, physical planning & housing, health and governance sectors
  6. ICC declines to refer SA to UN for not arresting Bashir
    • South Africa violated its obligations to the International Criminal Court by failing to arrest Sudan’s President Hassan al-Bashir when he visited in 2015
  7. Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWF) has re-elected Mian Aamir Mahmood as the chairman for the next four-year term (2017-2021)
  8. Pakistan badminton duo Irfan Saeed and Azeem Sarwar won the Nepal Annapurna International Badminton Championship in Kathmandu beating Indian pair.
  9. Spacecraft unveiled for Europe’s first mission to Mercury
  10. Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has established an Aviation City at Aeronautical Complex which was inaugurated on July 6, 2017

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July 8, 2017

  1. Qatari Prince Prince Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim asks JIT to quiz him at Qatar palace
  2. The Facebook management has assured Pakistan that it will remove fake accounts and explicit, hateful and provocative material that incites violence and terrorism
  3. Major diplomatic success | Pakistan on July 6, 2017 got Jamaat-ulAhrar (JuA) listed as a terrorist group by a United Nations committee.
    • The Pakistani move was co-sponsored by the US, France, the United Kingdom and China and supported by Russia, which was an extraordinary line-up
    • As an implication, the UN action acknowledges that Pakistan is a victim of cross-border terrorism
  4. Federal Government Appoints Tariq Bajwa As The New Governor Of State Bank Of Pakistan
  5. Founding Women`s Action Forum (WAF) member and famous artist Prof Lala Rukh, and a popular teacher of Fine Arts students, passed away in Lahore on July 7, 2017. She was 69
  6. The Punjab government has hired team of Turkish experts to train traffic police in Lahore
    • TEPA: Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency
    • Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore: Amin Wains
  7. First in Peshawar: Woman SHO assumes charge
    • For the first time in its history, the Peshawar city police on July 7, 2017 appointed a woman police officer (Rizwana Hameed) as the SHO of a police station (PS)
    • SHO: Station House Officer
  8. Trump, Putin hold first meeting at protest-marred G20 summit
  9. Civil servants of all groups asked to submit assets details by Aug 15
  10. Pakistan re-elected vice chair of UNEP CPR Bureau
    • The Permanent Representative (PR) of Pakistan to the United Nations Environment Programme Raza Bashir Tarar, was unanimously re-elected as Vice Chair of the CPR Bureau from the Asia Pacific Group for the period 2017-2019.

July 09, 2017

  1. Veteran Journalist Asif Ali Pota passes away on July 8, 2017 night
  2. World Bank on July 8, 2017 launched the loan programme for women entrepreneurs
  3. UN, Jordan and Israel welcome Sout Syria Truce
  4. Iranian border forces have fired 3 rockets on July 8, 2017 into Panjgoor, Balochistan
  5. Sindh Inspector-General (IG): Allah Dino Khawaja
  6. UNESC endroses Punjab govt’s stance voer passing of Orange Metro near heritage buildings
  7. Kanya’s interior minister: Retired General Jospeh Nkaissery has died in hospital
  8. US plans to test THAAD missile defence as N Korea tension mout
  9. Eight popular International footballers including Brazilian legend Ronaldinho along with other international players landed at Benazir Bhutto International Airport on July 8, 2017
  10. US Vice-President: Mike Pence

July 10, 2017

  1. JIT submits Panama probe report to SC today
    • JIT: Joint Investigation Team
  2. Pakistan on July 9, 2017 lodged the second protest in two days over casualties along the Line of Control (LOC) in Kashmir due to ceasefire violations by Indian forces
  3. Afghan students to get special cards for Pakistan entry
  4. Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed elected ICAPP vice chairman
    • ICAPP: International Conference of Asian Political Parties
    • ICAPP represents over 300 political parties from 52 Asian countries
    • ICAPP Launched in Manila in September 2000
    • Chairman of ICAPP: former speaker of the Philippines Jose de Venecia
  5. By-election 2017 (Gilgit-Baltistan / Karachi)
    • Gilgit-Baltistan: PPP candidate Javed Hussain won the election for the GBLA-5 constituency Nagar by securing 6,888
    • Karachi: PPP`s Saeed Ghani wins PS-114 by-election. He secured 23,840 votes against his closest rival Kamran Tessori of MQM pakistan
  6. Nepalese Ambassador to Pakistan: Sewa Lamsal Adhikari
  7. Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan: Iwan Suyudie Amri
  8. Korea warns of nuclear `tipping point` over US-South drill
  9. US urges Russia to ‘de-escalate’ Ukraine conflict
  10. Russian internet pioneer Anton Nosik has died at 51
    • Nosik in 1999 was one of the founders of Russia’s first Internet news publication, called, and went on to launch other hugely popular news sites including and, working as a start-up manager and editor, and later becoming one of the country’s most-read bloggers.

July 11, 2017

  1. Panama Leaks: JIT submits final report to SC, JIT report carries seeds of upheaval
    • Maintains that PM’s family has assets beyond known sources of income | Recommends NAB reference against PM, his children | Says Sharif-owned enterprises mostly ‘loss-making’, don’t justify family’s wealth | Qatri letters declared a ‘myth’ | Unearths new offshore company chaired by Sharif | Ministers reject JIT report as ‘trash’ | SC hearings on JIT report from 17th
  2. CSB reviews 1,200 cases of promotion for civil officers
    • CSB: Central Selection Board
  3. Pakistan sets rules for banks wanting to be fully sharia compliant
  4. NATO agree to support Ukraine against insurgency by Pro-Russia separatists
  5. India holds naval exercises with US, Japan
  6. ‘True Blood’ actor Nelsan Ellis dead at 39
  7. Trump son admits meeting Russian for dirt on Clinton
  8. Cricket: Zimbabwe clinches historic 1st ODI series win over Sri Lanka
  9. Arab states seek to step up pressure on Qatar over 2013 accord
  10. S. military plane crashes in Mississippi, at least five reported dead
  11. Pakistan nominated Khalid Mehboob for the chairperson of FAO
    • FAO: Food and Agriculture Organisation
  12. Mahira wins Intl Recognition Award at 8th Beirut International Awards Festival
  13. No girls allowed: Japan’s men-only island gets UNESCO nod
  14. Four Saudis sentenced to death in Yemen for 2014 beheadings

July 12, 2017

  1. ISIS chief Baghdadi killed: Syrian Observatory
  2. PML-N to challenge JIT report in SC
  3. Amendments to Punjab police recruitment, retirement rules approved
    • Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Khatak on July 11, 2017 approved amendments
    • The age of recruitment was fixed as 18 to 22 years while retirement age for constable is 50, head constable 52, assistant sub-inspector 54 and sub-inspector 65 years
  4. Naseem Akhtar wins IBSF U-18 Snooker Championship in Beijing
  5. Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in Belgium
  6. OIC contact group on Kashmir reiterates its support
  7. Senate body unanimously okays Quran Education Bill
  8. Pakistan, Malaysia to enhance defence, security cooperation
    • Chief of Malaysian Army: General Dato’ Sri Zulkiple Bin Haji Kassim
  9. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak approves establishment of Air University campus
  10. US, Qatar sign agreement on combating terror financing
  11. India`s SC suspends ban on trade in cattle for slaughter

July 13, 2017

  1. CEC calls for early poll reform legislation
    • CEC (Chief Election Commissioner): Justice (ret) Sardar Muhammad Raza
  2. Army chief calls for open debate on CPEC
  3. Erdogan says lifting emergency rule currently out of question
  4. Ex-Brazilian president Lula found guilty of corruption
  5. GCC crisis: Tillerson meets Saudi king, FM
    • US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has held talks with Saudi’s King Salman before meeting with his counterparts from the kingdom and UAE, Bahrain and Egypt states that have imposed a blockade on Qatar
  6. France to boost refugee aid, deport economic migrants
  7. China sends troops to Djibouti for running its first overseas base
  8. Pakistani junior squash player Uzair Rasheed won third CMS Borneo Junior Squash Open Championship in Malaysia on July 12, 2017
  9. Ambassador of Iran in Pakistan: Mehdi Honardoost
  10. Sindh University opens its campus in Thar
    • The vice chancellor of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro on July 12, 2017 announced setting up Thar campus of the varsity in Sadiq Faqir Degree College in Mithi

July 14, 2017

  1. The Public Accounts Committee PAC clears Navy`s luxury vehicles worth $1.5m
  2. Brazil ex-president da Silva sentenced to 10 years for corruption
  3. India rejects China`s offer to mediate over Kashmir
    • Islamabad welcomes Beijing role for Pak-India peace
  4. Congress tightening screws on US aid to Pakistan
  5. China pushes Pakistan on special economic zones (SEZs) along the CPEC route in the first phase
  6. Struck by liver cancer, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies
  7. US asks nations to provide more traveler data or face sanctions
  8. Dubai launches women-only ambulances
    • Four women in pink remain on standby 12 hours a day, seven days a week
  9. Minister for Climate Change: Zahid Hamid
  10. President of Iran: Hassan Rowhani

July 15, 2017

  1. Governor refuses to sign Sindh`s anti-NAB bill
    • Current Sindh Governor: Mohammad Zubair
  2. Bills suggesting curbs on US assistance to Pakistan okayed
    • The US House of Representatives passed on July 14, 2017 a sweeping $696 billion defence policy
  3. Pakistan quietly helped Iraq in its fight against the militant Islamic State (IS) group
  4. Australia set to join U.N. Human Rights Council
  5. Pakistan government has formally contacted Indian government in connection with recovery of Col (Retd) Habib
    • Indian government has taken stance in reply that no Indian national is behind kidnapping of Col (Retd) Habib. The phone numbers given by government of Pakistan are fake
  6. The ground-breaking ceremony of 21st Air Defence Battalion Unit was held at Ormara on July 15, 2017
  7. Turkey has refused German lawmakers permission to visit soldiers serving at an air base near the city of Konya
  8. Ankara, Doha insist Turkish base will stay in Qatar
  9. Pakistan umpire Haider Rasool has become the first Pakistani who was honoured by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) with Golden Whistle for supervising 100 senior international hockey matches
  10. Chief Justice Lahore High Court: Mansoor Ali Shah

July 16, 2017

  1. The Indian intelligence is operating from Afghanistan to stoke unrest and instability in the country and sabotage the multi billion dollars China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): CJCSC General Zubair Hayat
  2. Facebook rejects Pakistan’s demand to link accounts with cell numbers
  3. Sri Lanka beat Pakistan on July 15, 2017 in ICC Women’s World Cup match piling on another defeat in green shirts’ no-win tournament
  4. Punjab Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs: Khalil Tahir Sandhu
  5. International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that the investments under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) can help close Pakistan’s power deficit, significantly improve its fuel mix, and boost Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by adding $13 billion in 7 years
  6. Tony Blair says EU is ‘willing to consider changes’ to avoid Brexit
  7. Paris wants to assist Kuwait-led mediation on the crisis between Qatar and four other Arab states
  8. Religious leaders from around the world came together at the United nations on July 15, 2017 to launch a new action plan aimed at preventing future genocide
  9. The Official Logo of the 70 years of independence celebrations was launched on July 15, 2017
  10. US House passes bill on $621.5bn defence cooperation with India

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July 17, 2017

  1. Pakistan Army has been launched Operation Khyber-IV in Rajgal Valley to `forestall entry` of the militant Islamic State (IS) group from across the border
  2. The Punjab government may revise `teacher vice chancellor` criteria for appointing VCs at the public universities across the province
  3. Mir Mohammad Usman Badani of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) has won the NA-260 byelection by bagging 44,610 votes on July 16, 2017
  4. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised Pakistan to completely eliminate inequitable subsidy on electricity tariff
  5. Iran`s judiciary on July 16, 2017 announced the arrest of President Hassan Rouhani`s brother Hossein Fereydoun on financial crime charges.
  6. Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion on July 16, 2017
    • He is once again the champion of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, now more often than any other man in the history of an event first held in 1877
  7. UAE arranged for hacking of Qatar government sites, sparking diplomatic row
  8. Australia opens way for faster military response to ‘terrorist incidents’
  9. Israel reopens sensitive holy site, but Muslims refuse to enter
  10. A Chinese American accused of “infiltration” in Iran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison

July 18, 2017

  1. Pakistan Army issues stern warning to India over LoC attack
    • DGMO: Director General of Military Operation
    • Pakistani DGMO: Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza
    • Indian DGMO: Lt Gen A.K. Bhatt
  2. Punjab`s acting inspector-general of police retired Capt Usman Khattak made permanent IG
  3. Government approves 29 projects to promote higher education at a total cost of Rs22.272 billion
  4. South Korea proposed military talks with North Korea, the first since 2015
  5. Qatar is ‘undermining’ GCC allies: UAE
    • UAE state minister for foreign affairs: Anwar Gargash
  6. India likely to elect BJP-backed candidate as president
  7. Muslims heed calls to avoid Al-Aqsa mosque
  8. Philippines President: Rodrigo Duterte
  9. Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 17, 2017 imposed a ban on bringing cell phone with camera facility in the ministry’s premises
  10. Japan doctor who practiced until months before his death dies at 105

July 19, 2017

  1. LHC strikes down Pemra ban on airing of Indian dramas
    • Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah
  2. Qatar wins Pakistan`s mediation support to resolve Gulf crisis
    • Qatar`s Foreign Minister: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani
  3. Punjab Revenue Minister Mian Atta Muhammad Maneka has resigned from cabinet
  4. The Lahore High Court on July 18, 2017 dismissed disqualification petition against Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz
  5. The newly appointed Ombudsman of Balochistan, Abdul Ghani Khilji, took the oath of his office here on July 18, 2017
  6. Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to make `unremitting` efforts towards promoting peace in the Middle East following a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
  7. Russian-backed Ukraine rebels fighting against Kiev on July 18, 2017 announced a plan to create a new `state`
  8. US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran
    • Move follows admission by Trump administration that Iran is complying with nuclear accord
  9. The Bank of England on July 17, 2017 unveiled a new banknote featuring Jane Austen to coincide with the author`s death 200 years ago after a campaign to include more women on Britain`s currency
  10. Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency has named the country’s speaker of parliament as a suspect in a major graft scandal

July 20, 2017

  1. Pakistan Army rejects Kabul`s criticism of anti-IS action
  2. The Punjab government has authorised deputy commissioners (DCs) to enforce on behalf of the province the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance
  3. President Mamnoon Hussain has appointed Establishment Secretary Syed Tahir Shahbaz Federal Ombudsman (FO) on July 19, 2017
  4. Trump had undisclosed meeting with Putin at G20 Summit
  5. The United States on July 19, 2017 acknowledged that terrorism has reduced in Pakistan in 2016 for the second straight year
  6. EU threatens Poland with sanctions over changes in judiciary
  7. French military chief quits after row with president
  8. The Pakistan Army has received more than 50 new Fido X3 explosives detectors from the US Embassy’s Office of the Defense Representative – Pakistan
  9. Sri Lanka`s sports minister gave his support for an investigation into the country`s controversial 2011 World Cup loss against India, amid fresh allegations of match-fixing
  10. Panama Case updates:
    • JIT did not find any wrongdoing by PM, defence claims
    • Court demands money trail of London flats
    • Asks defendants to reveal real ownership
    • Tell Dar’s counsel not to make new documents now’
    • Hussain submits papers to establish flats ownership

July 21, 2017

  1. The Foreign Office has again rejected US allegations of selectively targeting terrorists and said its counterterrorism operations have been indiscriminate
  2. The Pakistan Army on July 20, 2017 killed 13 suspected militants during Operation Khyber IV in Rajgal
  3. US, European police shut down `dark web` markets
  4. Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over `terror` cell
  5. US Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war and the maverick 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer
  6. Germany vows economic steps against Turkey as row escalates
  7. The Trump administration has decided to halt the CIA’s covert programme to equip and train certain rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
  8. Israel faces mounting Palestinian anger over holy site metal detectors
  9. India elected Ram Nath Kovind as new president from the bottom of the Hindu caste system
    • only the second time since independence a head of state has been chosen from the marginalised group
  10. The Punjab government has transferred the administrative control of the Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) from the Home Department to the Services and General Administration Department (S&GAD)

July 22, 2017

  1. US trims Pakistan military aid over `Haqqani inaction`
    • Pentagon says decision doesn’t reduce the significance of sacrifices of Pakistan military
  2. Germany cannot scare Turkey with ‘threats’: Erdogan
  3. The Balochistan government has imposed a ban on doctors, stopping them from working at private during duty hours
  4. The European Union (EU) will provide 60 million euro for improving nutrition in Sindh
    • EU Ambassador in Pakistan: Jean-Francois Cautain
  5. Benazir Income Support Programme Chairperson Marvi Memon on July 21, 2017 received the “French National Order of Merit” award conferred upon her by France
    • Ambassador of France to Pakistan: Martine Dorance
  6. Tahir Shahbaz takes oath as Wafaqi Mohtasib
  7. White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on July 21, 2017
  8. Lebanon`s Hezbollah launches `operation` against rival factions
  9. Farooq Abdullah, the president of National Conference (NC) party, said that India should turn to third parties, such as the US and China, to mediate in the Kashmir dispute
  10. PANAMA Leaks Updates
    • Hudaibya case to be resurrected, NAB assures apex court
    • Volume 10 of JIT report opened for perusal of defendants’ counsel
    • The court after hearing the arguments, reserved its judgment

July 23, 2017

  1. Kuwait accuses Hezbollah of training Shias accused of forming “terror cell”
  2. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has decided to maintain the interest rate at 5.75 per cent
  3. Pakistan Army has captured a critical high peak Burkh Muhammad Kandao during Khyber IV Operation along Pak-Afghan Border
  4. Withheld money is a repayment, not an aid, Pakistan tells US
    • Reacting to Pentagon’s decision to withhold $50 million of the coalition support fund (CSF), Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States has said that Pakistan has paid a staggering human and financial cost in the fight against terrorism
  5. Saudi lets Qataris go on hajj, despite diplomatic row
  6. 16 Afghan policemen killed in US strike
  7. Putin says yet to decide whether to run for president again
  8. Philippines to extend martial law in south until year end
  9. Elections Bill 2017: Reforms envisage autonomous ECP
  10. Urdu poet Hasan Akbar Kamal passes away

July 24, 2017

  1. Security forces take control of three strategically located heights of Rajgal Valley
  2. England beat India for fourth Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on July 23, 2017
  3. Turk President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began a key trip to the Gulf aimed at defusing the standoff over Turkey’s ally Qatar
  4. The federal government on July 23, 2017 kicked off Green Pakistan Programme that envisages planting more than 100 million saplings across the country
    • Minister for Climate Change: Zahid Hamid
  5. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh: Allah Dino Khawaja
  6. Syrian government forces and their allies have recaptured territory from the militant Islamic State group in countryside southeast of its stronghold Raqa after air strikes in the area
  7. Iran and Iraq on July 23, 2017 signed deals aimed at boosting military cooperation
    • Iraqi Ministers of Defense Irfan al-Hayali
  8. Pakistan`s wrestler Inayatullah has clinched silver medal after losing the final in the 69kg weight category at the Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship
    • Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship 2017 held in: Bangkok, Thailand
    • Chairman Pakistan Wrestling Federation: Syed Agil Shah
  9. Pakistan, Senegal agree to boost economic ties
    • Federal Minister for Commerce: Khurram Dastgir Khan
  10. Indonesia’s President: Joko Widodo

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July 25, 2017

  1. 26 people, 9 policemen among them, were killed in a suicide bomb explosion on Ferozepur Road, Lahore on July 24, 2017 afternoon
    • Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack
    • Current Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO): Amin Wains
  2. Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa, US commander agree to work for regional stability
    • US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale
  3. Resolution seeking dismissal of State Bank governor submitted to Senate
    • State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq Bajwa
    • The Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan: Raza Rabbani (PPPP)
  4. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on July 24, 2017 appointed Zafar Abdullah as acting chairman of the SECP for a period of 3 month
    • SECP: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan
  5. Trump envoy in Israel for crisis talks on Jerusalem site
  6. Poland`s president on July 24, 2017 vetoed controversial judicial reforms
    • President Poland: Andrzej Duda
  7. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undertake a three-day official visit to the Republic of Maldives (July 25, 2017)
    • President of Maldives: Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom
  8. Pakistan asked India to stop violations at the Line of Control (LoC)
    • Director General, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc): Dr Mohammad Faisal
  9. Pope’s treasurer faces sex abuse charges in Australia
  10. Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan ends Gulf tour with no progress on Qatar crisis

July 26, 2017

  1. Interior Ministery ordered the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to carry out an audit of all foreign companies operating in Pakistan
    • Interior Minister Pakistan: Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan
  2. Additional Inspector General (police operations) retired Capt Arif Nawaz Khan has been appointed as new inspector general of Punjab police on July 25, 2017
  3. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on July 25, 2017 accused India of harming the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) and undermining the spirit of the regional forum
  4. Prime Minister appointed Mian Asad Hayauddin as new secretary of the establishment division on July 25, 2017
  5. Pakistan expressed concern over continuing wave of violence against Palestinians and violation of Muslims’ right to perform their religious obligation following the closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque
  6. Saudi Arabia and its allies unveiled a `terrorist` blacklist of 18 organisations and individuals suspected of links with Islamist extremism that they said had ties with regional rival Qatar
  7. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopeful of acquiring Russian air defence system
  8. Nepra approves Rs2.23 per unit cut in tariff
    • NEPRA: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority
  9. Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in on July 25, 2017 as India`s 14th president
  10. Sri Lanka`s cabinet approves revised deal on Chinese-built port

July 27, 2017

  1. Maulana Haq Nawaz Haqqani, a religious scholar and leader of the JUI-F was shot dead in Shabgadar tehsil of Charsadda district on July 26, 2017
  2. The European Union`s top court kept Palestinian movement Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist and removed Sri Lankan separatist rebels, the Tamil Tigers
  3. Israeli-Palestinian conflict could become a `religious conflict`, warns UN envoy
  4. US President Donald Trump announced that transgender people may not serve `in any capacity` in the US military
  5. The National Junior Age Group Squash Championship began at the PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on July 26, 2017
  6. Washington has assured Islamabad that the United States does not consider Pakistan a “backstabbing nation”
  7. The Sindh Assembly on July 26, 2017 passed the Sindh Accountability Bill with a majority vote
    • Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly: Shehla Raza
  8. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on July 26, 2017 evening attended the 52nd Independence Day celebrations of the Republic of Maldives
    • President of the Maldives: Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom
  9. IMF to launch new form of aid – with no money
  10. The leader of India’s eastern Bihar state resigned from his post in a surprise move widely expected to strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s grip on power

July 28, 2017

  1. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said that it is unable to control social media, calling it a matter of social responsibility
    • Chairman PTA: Syed Ismail Shah
  2. UN panel recommends `drastic steps` to improve Pakistan`s HR record
  3. Pakistan and the Maldives have agreed to reconvene a meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Islamabad
  4. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani has been elected unopposed to the Senate seat vacated by PPP`s Babar Awan
  5. For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos
  6. Qatar hires firm founded by Trump aides to counter Saudi initiative
  7. The owner of and the Washington Post publications Jeff Bezos has been named the richest man in the world
  8. Iran has successfully tested a rocket that can send satellites into orbit
  9. Three Commodores of Pakistan Navy, namely Imran Ahmad, Muhammad Shuaib and Zaka Ur Rehman, have been promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral
  10. China and India locked in high-stakes, high-altitude border row


July 29, 2017

  1. Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz, making him lose premiership
    • In a stunning verdict, SC disqualifies PM for not declaring income from UAE-based Capital FZE to ECP
    • In unanimous decision apex court also order NAB to file reference against ex-PM, his children, son-i-law, Ishaq Dar
    • Prob ordered into 16 Sharif family companies
  2. China expressed the hope on July 28, 2017 that its bilateral relations would remain unaffected by political developments in Pakistan
  3. The United States says it hopes for a smooth transfer of power in Pakistan after the SC verdict
  4. British-American mountaineer Vanessa O`Brien have climbed to the top of K2 for the first time since 2014 on July 28, 2017
  5. Sri Lanka will proceed with the billion-dollar sale of a deep sea port to China
    • Sri Lanka Prime Minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe
  6. A ballistic missile fired by Yemen`s Houthi rebels towards Makkah in Saudi Arabia was shot down
  7. Japan defence minister quits amid plunging support for PM
  8. North Korea launched a ballistic missile on July 28, 2017, just hours after the US and Japan moved to step up sanctions against Pyongyang following its recent test of an ICBM capable of reaching parts of the United States
  9. Russia ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff in retaliation for a new round of US sanctions
  10. Asad Ullah Khan of Pakistan Air Force, the youngster won the Japan Junior Squash Championship 2017 U-15 singles title held in Yokohama on July 28, 2017

July 30, 2017

  1. President calls NA session for election of interim Prime Minister on Aug 1, 2017
    • PML-N to appoint Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as interim PM
    • PML-N chooses Shahbaz as successor to Nawaz
  2. China said that the change in Pakistan won’t affect the CPEC progress
    • Experts express concerns, fear about CPEC after PM’s removal
    • Officials say ex-PM developed foolproof mechanisms for project
  3. Madar-e-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah’s 124th birth anniversary will be observed today (July 30, 2017) across the country
    • She was born in Karachi on July 30, 1893
  4. Russia is ready to normalize relations with the United States and to cooperate on major global
    • Russia Foreign Minister: Sergei Lavrov
  5. After France and Portugal, Spain battles forest fire
  6. Blast in Balochistan’s Panjgur leaves four dead
  7. Sri Lanka on July 29, 2017 sealed a billion-dollar deal to let a Chinese state firm take over a loss-making port in a move that worries many, including its giant neighbour India
  8. Muslim Australian MP denied entry into US
    • Lebanon-born Khalil Eideh, a Labour MP in the state of Victoria in Australia, was stopped from boarding a flight to Denver from the Vancouver International Airport
  9. Scientists plan to trick Zika-carrying mosquitoes into breeding themselves out of existence
  10. Kashmiri leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq went live on Twitter and Facebook after police prevented him from holding a press conference

July 31, 2017

  1. Azerbaijan to buy 10 Super Mushshak planes from Pakistan
    • Pakistan recently signed agreements to sell Super Mushshak aircraft to Turkey, Nigeria and Qatar
  2. Kashmiris to only opt for accession with Pakistan: AJK PM
    • AJK Prime Minister: Raja Farooq Haider
  3. Pakistani boxer M Waseem knocked down Panama’s Ivan Trejos in Panama City in a bout held on July 30, 2017
  4. The US Senate is urging the Trump administration to use a combination of sanction threats and offers of a long term partnership to persuade Pakistan to stop `supporting Afghan insurgents`
  5. India’s coast guard had seized 1.5 tonnes of heroin on July 30, 2017 worth almost $550 million, maritime authorities are calling their largest-ever drug bust
  6. US President Donald Trump warned that he would not allow China to “do nothing” on North Korea, after the hermit state launched an intercontinental ballistic missile it boasted could reach the United States
  7. Iran rules out halt to missile tests as tension with US rises
  8. Russian President Vladimir Putin said 755 US diplomats must leave Russia and warned ties with Washington could be gridlocked for a long time
  9. Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) ministers and advisors announced resignation from the Khyber Pakhtunkwa government
  10. 4 Arab countries which have cut ties with Qatar are ready for talks to tackle the dispute


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