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November 23, 2022: National Current Affairs MCQs


1. Govt gets six names from GHQ for army`s top rank

• After the government spent November 22, 2022 trying to dispel the impression of a deadlock with the military over the appointment of a new army chief, the military confirmed late night that it had dispatched the summary to the defence ministry.
• Although multiple ministers spent the day denying the impression that the summary had been received by the PM Office Defence Minister Khawaja Asif even tweeted as much around 11pm after multiple TV appearances the brief missive from Inter-Services Public Relations simply stated: `GHQ has forwarded the summary for Selection of CJCSC and COAS, containing names of 6 senior most Lt Gens, to MoD.
• Although the communique did not mention which six names have been forwarded, it is believed that the six men currently in the running to be the next chief of army staff are (in order of seniority) Lt Gen Asim Munir (currently Quarter Master General), Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza(Commander 10 Corps), Lt Gen Azhar Abbas (Chief of General Staff), Lt Gen Nauman Mehmood (NDU President), Lt Gen Faiz Hamid (Commander Bahawalpur Corps), and Lt Gen Mohammad Amir (Commander Gujranwala Corps)


2. `COAS, not PM, decides how US-Pak ties shape up`

• Former prime minister Imran Khan`s return to power or not will not have much impact on the future of US-Pakistan relations as such decisions in Islamabad are taken by the army chief, not the prime minister.
• This view was expressed at a Monday evening seminar in the US capital.
• `I don`t think the future of US-Pakistan relations hinges on who will be the PM in Pakistan… more important is who will be the chief of army staff,` said Lisa Curtis, who looked after South and Central Asian affairs at the Trump White House, adding it was the army that controlled decision-making on issues important to the US, such as the nuclear programme, Pakistan`s relations with India, and counter-terrorism.
• But Ms Curtis also said this kind of hybrid democracy would not be good for Pakistan as it`s `an inherently unstable form of government`

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3. Turkiye, Japan provide seeds

• The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) has provided 60 tonnes of wheat seeds to farmers in most affected districts of Sindh.
• The eight districts are: Badin, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Matiari, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad (Nawabshah), Dadu and Khairpur.
• The TIKA has said it will continue to carry out development and cooperation projects that will strengthen relations with Pakistan.
• In a related development, the JICA Pakistan office has provided 12,500 certified wheat seed bags to the flood affected farmers in five districts of Balochistan Nasirabad, Jaffarabad, Soubatpur, Jhal Magsi and Kacchi

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4. KP cabinet okays Rs1.5bn fee waiver initiative for college students

• The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet on November 22, 2022 approved the Rs1.5 billion Insaf Taleem Card programme to waive the fee of all college students in the province for one year.
• It also approved a proposal to increase the wheat support price from Rs2,600 per 40kg to Rs3,000 per 40kg to `encourage growers and achieve the goal of wheat self-sufficiency.
• The cabinet met with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in the chair and ministers and administrative secretaries in attendance.
• Higher education minister Kamran Khan Bangash and special assistant to the chief minister Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif later told reporters that the provincial government would pay all college fees of around 260,000 students enrolled in the province`s all 275 degree and 42 commerce colleges


5. NA body forms subcommittee to examine plight of refugees

• A parliamentary body on November 22, 2022 formed a subcommittee to examine the plight of refugees, particularly Afghan refugees and other stateless people in the country.
• To be headed by MNA Zaib Jaffer, the subcommittee would also look into the social, political and economic impacts resulting from the stay of refugees in the country.
• It would also report on the implementation of various policy decisions announced from time to time regarding stateless individuals in Pakistan and to propose a comprehensive legislative and policy reform to address the issue.
• These decisions were taking at a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights with MNA Dr Mahreen Razzaq Bhutto in the chair

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