December 2022

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6. Balochistan seeks 1pc increase in NFC share

• In light of the volatile security situation, the Balochistan cabinet has decided to seek a one per cent increase in its share in the National Finance Commission (NFC) award on account of security expenditures amounting to at least Rs40 billion.
• A meeting of the provincial cabinet chaired by CM Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo agreed that Balochistan did not have enough money to meet its security expenses.
• CM Bizenjo said Balochistan shared borders with Iran and Afghanistan and added that the province was a victim of `external terrorism`.
• He said the province was on the `frontline` in Pakistan`s fight against terrorism. Out of its meagre resources, Balochistan allocates Rs40bn-50bn for security expenditures, the CM said

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7. BD opens its first metro line in traffic-choked capital

• Bangladesh`s sprawling capital inaugurated its first ever metro rail line on December 28, 2022 as authorities work to ease congestion that has throttled growth and inflamed tempers in the gridlocked metropolis.
• Dhaka is one of the world`s most densely populated cities, and daily commutes along its car-clogged roads are a source of constant frustration for its 22 million people.
• Local researchers say the capital`s economy loses upwards of $3 billion each year in lost work time due to traffic jams, often worsened by regular street protests and monsoonal downpours.
• The new elevated train network has been in development for nearly a decade and is slated to grow to over a hundred stations and six lines criss-crossing the city by 2030

8. Turkish, Syrian, Russian defence ministers meet for first talks since 2011

• The defence ministers of Russia, Turkiye and Syria met in Moscow on December 28, 2022, the first such talks since a war broke out in Syria, the Russian defence ministry said.
• It was also the first meeting between Turkish and Syrian defence ministers since the start of the war in 2011.
• Russia and Turkiye are involved in Syria, with Moscow supporting the Damascus regime against its opponents, and Ankara backing rebels

9. Russia steps up mortar artillery attacks on Kherson, eastern Ukraine

• Russian forces stepped up mortar and artillery attacks on the recently liberated city of Kherson in southern Ukraine on December 28, 2022, Ukraine`s military said, while also exerting constant pressure along front lines in eastern regions of the country.
• Russia fired 33 missiles from multiple rocket launchers at civilian targets in Kherson in the 24 hours to early Wednesday, Ukraine`s military said in its morning report.
• Russia denies targeting civilians.
• Heavy fighting also persisted around the Ukrainian-held city of Bakhmut, now largely in ruins, in the eastern province of Donetsk, and to its north, around the cities of Svatove and Kreminna in Luhansk province, where Ukrainian forces are trying to break Russian defensive lines

10. Four men killed in India-held Jammu during `encounter`

• Four heavily-armed unidentified men, travelling in a truck to India held Kashmir after allegedly crossing into India, were killed in an ongoing operation by security forces in Jammu`s Sidhra area early on December 28, 2022, a police officer said, terming it a `major success` ahead of Republic Day, reports said.
• `Four terrorists have been killed in the encounter in Sidhra area in Jammu. Seven AK-47 rifles, one M4 rifle, three pistols along with other ammunition were recovered,` India Today quoted additional director general of police (ADGP) of Jammu, Mukesh Singh, as saying.
• The truck was set on fire during an encounter between gunmen and security forces in the Sidhra area in Jammu on Wednesday. Smoke was seen blowing from the truck, loaded with husk

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