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April 30, 2022: National / International Current Affairs
1. Punjab CM to take oath from NA speaker
• Two weeks after being elected chief minister of Punjab, Hamza Shehbaz is finally set to be sworn in today (April 30, 2022), as the Lahore High Court on April 29, 2022 directed National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to administer the oath to the CM-elect after President Arif Alvi and Punjab Governor Omar Sarfaraz Cheema failed to obey the earlier court orders.
• Justice Jawad Hassan, who passed the order on a third petition of the CM-elect seeking implementation of the two previous court orders on his petitions, directed the NA speaker to administer the oath to Mr Hamza on Saturday at 11:30am.
• In the LHC order, Justice Hassan observed: `Both the decisions of this court despite having binding effect have been ignored deliberately by the President of Pakistan as well as by the Governor of the Punjab. The governor through his conduct has also made himself `impracticable` for the oath to be made before him
2. ECP seeks publication of 7th census results by year`s end
• The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked the government to publish official results of the seventh population and housing census by year end.
• It made the request in a letter to the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs secretary. Identical letters have also been written to the planning ministry`s secretary and support services member of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
• Copies of a gazette notification and a schedule for conducting the census were also attached with the letter.
• According to the schedule, the census exercise shall start from Aug 1. As per a work plan specified in the schedule, results would be handed over to the election commission by Dec 31
3. Pakistan reports second polio case in 10 days
• After remaining a polio-free country for almost 15 months, Pakistan has reported a second case in less than 10 days.
• The new cases have crated panic among the officials concerned as the virus can travel along with people because of massive movement during Eid holidays.
• The new victim, paralysed by the wild poliovirus, is a two-year-old girl from North Waziristan, says Pakistan National Polio Laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Islamabad.
• Earlier on April 22, a 15-month-old boy was confirmed to be a victim of poliovirus. Both children belong to Mir Ali Council of North Waziristan
4. UNSC urges all states to help probe Karachi varsity blast
• The UN Security Council (UNSC) has urged all states to cooperate actively with Pakistan and China in investigating the April 26 terrorist attack in Karachi that killed four people.
• The suicide bomber, who killed three Chinese teachers and their Pakistani driver at Karachi University`s entrance, was herself a teacher who had enrolled for a master`s degree months before the attack.
• Later, a separatist group, the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), claimed responsibility for the blast, saying that the suicide bomber had volunteered for the attack targeting the Chinese
5. Supreme leader wants world to recognise Taliban govt
• Afghanistan`s supreme leader called again on April 29, 2022 for the international community to recognise the Taliban government, saying the world had become a `small village` and proper diplomatic relations would help solve the country`s problems.
• No nation has formally recognised the regime installed by the Taliban after they seized power in August and reintroduced the hardline rule that is increasingly excluding women from public life.
• In a written message ahead of Eidul Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramazan, supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada did not mention international sticking points -including reopening secondary schools for girls