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October 25, 2022: National / International Current Affairs
1. Journalist`s killing in Kenya shocks nation, prompts probe demand
• After the killing of senior journalist Arshad Sharif, 50, purportedly at the hands of Kenyan police near Nairobi sent shockwaves through the nation, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on October 24, 2022 requested Kenyan President William Ruto to conduct an impartial probe into the mysterious shooting which occurred in the small hours of Monday.
• The killing of Mr Sharif, who had been in a self-imposed exile, was widely condemned as global and national journalist bodies, politicians, and civil society issued statements denouncing the brutal killing and demanded a fair investigation to ascertain the truth.
• The National Assembly passed a resolution seeking a swift probe into the incident that happened 40km from the Kenyan capital. The news of the death was shared by his wife on Twitter, from where it spread like wildfire and remained part of headlines on mainstream and social media
2. PM arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend investment summit
• Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif arrived in Saudi Arabia on October 24, 2022 for a two-day official visit where he will meet Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and attend the Saudi Future Investment Initiative Summit.
• The prime minister is undertaking the visit on the invitation of Crown Prince bin Salman. At the airport, the prime minister was received by Riyadh Governor Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
• `During his stay in Riyadh, the prime minister would hold consultations with the Saudi crown prince to review the longstanding fraternal relations, with a view to further strengthening the multifaceted cooperation, especially in the economic field,` the Foreign Office said in a statement
3. Accord signed with ADB for $1.5bn loan
• Asian Development Bank (ADB) on October 24, 2022 signed an agreement with Pakistan to provide a $1.5 billion loan for budgetary support and help flood related rehabilitation and reconstruction activities.
• The loan agreement was signed by ADB`s Country Director Yong Ye and Secretary of Economic Affairs Division (EAD) Kazim Niaz. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, EAD Minister Ayaz Sadiq and ADB`s Director General for Central & West Asia Region Eugene Zhukov witnessed the ceremony.
• The loan, provided under ADB`s Building Resilience with Active Countercyclical Expenditures (BRACE) Programme, will help fund the government`s $2.3bn countercyclical development expenditure programme designed to cushion the impacts of external shocks, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine
4. Israel strikes Damascus area, injures soldier
• Israel struck the vicinity of the Syrian capital Damascus on October 24, 2022, injuring one soldier, the Syrian defence ministry said, days after a similar strike.
• `The Israeli enemy carried out airstrikes from the north of the occupied Palestinian territories targeting sites near Damascus,` the ministry said in a statement, adding that a soldier was injured during the rare daytime attack.
• Israel, which rarely comments on individual strikes but has acknowledge d carrying out hundreds, usually launches air strikes on Syria overnight
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5. Lives of older people at risk in flood-hit areas: survey
• A new survey on the impact of floods on older people in Pakistan reveals that hundreds of lives are needlessly being put at risk due to decimation of health services and the rise of diseases like malaria and diarrhoea, which can be killers for older people with weaker immune systems.
• The survey from Help Age International highlighted that 87 per cent of older people in flood-affected areas of Pakistan have a health condition, but only 51pc have access to health care, while the government and UN assessment reports are largely ignoring their needs and rights.
• `So many older people with serious health conditions lost their medication in the floods. The health centres were either swept away or destroyed, along with the contents. And many older people cannot reach the health centres that are functioning and even if they can, they cannot afford to buy the medication they need
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