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January 19, 2022: National Current Affairs MCQs
1. Governor dissolves Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali signed the summary for dissolution of the KP Assembly on January 18, 2023 and a gazette notification to this effect was also issued.
• `Consequent upon the acceptance of the advice of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa [Mahmood Khan], rendered to the Governor of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa [Haji Ghulam Ali] under Clause (1) of Article 112 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stands dissolved,` read the gazette notification
2. Four troops martyred; gun battle kills four `terrorists`
• Four soldiers were martyred and as many terrorists were killed in separate incidents in parts of Balochistan, the military said on Wednesday.
• Terrorists using Iranian territory in the border area of Chukab in Panjgur district attacked a convoy on Wednesday, martyring four Pakistani security personnel.
• The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media affairs department of Pakistan military, in a statement said the terrorists used Iranian soil to target a convoy of security forces patrolling the border area.
• The Iranian authorities, it said, have been asked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the attack
3. Punjab govt enforces ban on private usuary business
• The Punjab government prohibited doing private usury business and implemented and published the `Punjab Prohibition of Interest Loans Act 2022` in the gazette on January 18, 2023.
• Chief Minister Parvez Elahi stated that after the enforcement of the law, a ban has been imposed on doing private usury business across Punjab, adding that no one can make any transaction about private usury across the province.
• He asserted that those found involved in doing private usury business will be brought into the stern grip of law adding that the one found involved in doing private usury business will be awarded ten year punishment along with a Rs500,000 fine.
• After the enforcement of the law, the one receiving money from private usury in the past will now only return the real amount and will not have to pay an additional amount as interest to the lender
4. WB delays approval of $1.1bn for Pakistan
• The World Bank has delayed the approval of two loans for Pakistan worth $1.1 billion until the next fiscal year pending some steps on the country`s energy debt and tariffs, a finance ministry source told Reuters on January 18, 2023.
• The approval of the loans have been pending since June, said the source, declining to be named as they were not authorised to talk to the media. Pakistan`s next fiscal year starts in April.
• `The major issue is the circular debt management plan in the energy sector and tariff revision,` said the source. `These actions are pending on our side.` The World Bank and the finance ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment
5. PIA adds two aircraft to operational fleet
• Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has added two more aircraft to its operational fleet one newly inducted Airbus A320 and the other Boeing 777, which was grounded for seven months.
• The airline expects that the induction of both aircraft into flying duties would help reduce pressure on its overstretched fleet and pave the way for the much-needed network expansion.
• The Airbus A320 operated its first commercial flight as PK309 from Islamabad to Karachi on Tuesday, whereas Boeing 777 operated its first flight after several months on Wednesday and departed for Jeddah as PK300