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September 06, 2022: National / International Current Affairs
1. Another `cut` in Manchhar as water threatens airport
• A day after a `relief cut“ was made to reduce the water level in Manchhar Lake, the irrigation department made a fresh cut on Monday night in a bid to save Dadu and Jamshoro.
• As water from the overflowing lake reached Sehwan airport and a nearby oil pumping facility, the cut was made at RD-52, in a bid to save the two cities, Jamshoro Deputy Commissioner Farid-uddin Mustafa told.
• Officials said that more cuts might be needed to manage increasing flows from Main Nara Valley Drain (MNVD) or Right Bank Outfall Drain-I.
• Reports from the area suggested that the runway at Sehwan`s Shahbaz Airport was under one foot of water while the Pak-Arab refinery located in the area was also inundated
2. Govt orders paperwork for oil sector deregulation
• Amid record prices, the government has decided in principle to go for deregulation of the oil sector and has asked the Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) to work out its modalities in consultation with oil refineries and marketing companies.
• A senior official told the government had asked Ogra to thrash out terms of reference for oil sector deregulation in order to promote competition and efficiency.
• Oil meets 31pc of the country`s energy requirements. Despite these lucrative numbers, no refinery has been set up for more than a decade.
• Similarly, upgrades of the existing refineries have not kept pace with the latest technology
3. KP govt to notify 13 districts as `calamity-hit`, PA told
• The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was told on September 5, 2022 that the provincial government would declare 13 districts `calamity-hit` in light of the widespread damage to infrastructure by the recent monsoon floods.
• On an adjournment motion in the assembly, labour minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said initial estimates put the damage from the flooding at over more than Rs 125 billion and that included destruction of 1,400 kilometers roads, bridges and 1,458 schools.
• He added that those said initial estimates as survey of damage was under way in affected districts.
• `The government is declaring 13 districts calamity hit,` he said.
• The minister said 87,000 houses were destroyed or damaged, while around 600,000 people were displaced by the monsoon disaster
4. Officer among five army men martyred in NW
• A young army officer and four soldiers were martyred in an exchange of fire with terrorists that took place when security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation in the Boyya area of North Waziristan tribal district on September 5, 2022, the military said.
• During the conduct of the operation, an intense exchange of fire took place between the troops and the terrorists, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military`s media affairs wing, said. The troops effectively engaged the terrorists` location as a result of which four terrorists were killed. Weapons and ammunition were recovered from the killed terrorists.
• The killed terrorists remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces and killing of innocent citizens, the ISPR said
5. Aslam Iqbal appointed as senior minister
• The Punjab government has designated provincial minister Mian Aslam Iqbal as senior minister of the provincial cabinet.
• Mr Iqbal is currently serving as minister for housing, urban development and public health engineering, besides heading industries, commerce, investment and skill development departments.
• Mr Iqbal has been notified senior minister on the direction of Chief Minister Parvez Elahi.
• Meanwhile, the Punjab government has denotified Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) vice-chairman Shaheen Khalid Butt and posted Syed Tariq Mehmoodul Hassan in his place