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February 06, 2024: National Current Affairs MCQs News
1. Last steps to polls as campaigns end tonight
It will be curtains for all election campaigns tonight as a two-day moratorium on political activity goes into effect. The mandatory cooldown period before election day will begin as soon as the clock strikes midnight.
A senior official of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) shared with Dawn that the campaigning window will close at the stroke of midnight between February 6 and 7 under the country`s election laws. He warned that those violating the law may face imprisonment of up to two years
2. 10 personnel martyred as militants storm D.I. Khan police station
At least 10 police officials were martyred and six others injured in a predawn attack on Monday by dozens of militants on a police station in Dera Ismail Khan, as violence escalated ahead of general elections this week.
A spokesperson for Dera police said that militants, equipped with sophisticated weapons, attacked the Chaudhwan Police Station in Daraban tehsil at around 3am, adding that cops inside the building retaliated and a gun battle continued for around two and a half hours. The mili-tants escaped after the attack under the cover of darkness. Senior police officials, however, did not share details of the preliminary investigation into the assault, which came just three days ahead of the general election, scheduled for Feb 8 (Thursday).
`More than 30 terrorists launched an attack from three directions
3. Kamran appointed south Punjab IGP
The caretaker provincial government has appointed Kamran Khan, police officer of grade 21, as the new inspector general of police (IGP) of south Punjab police. MR Khan was previously serving as the additional IG of logistics and procurement.
The official announcement of his transfer and posting against an existing vacancy was made late on Saturday. Mr Khan was interviewed by Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi, and his appointment received approval from the Election Commission of Pakistan after a summary was presented
4. PM, army chief reassert support for Kashmir cause
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar and Army Chief Gen Asim Munir flew into Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Monday to reassert Pakistan`s unwavering commitment to the just cause of Kashmiris, as the nation marked Kashmir Solidarity Day to send a loud and clear message across the globe that they stood by their valiant Kashmiri brothers and sisters struggling to achieve their internationally acknowledged right to self determination in the face of worst-ever repression let loose in India-held Kashmir.
From Muzaffarabad to Gilgit and from Peshawar to Karachi, people from all age groups either poured onto the streets or held ceremonies indoors to express solidarity with the struggling Kashmiris on a day that has become a national event since 1990
5. Caretakers make record borrowing from banks
The caretaker government of Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar has made a record borrowing of almost Rs4 trillion from banks so far.
The economy, already crushed under a huge debt burden, may witness an unprecedented increase in borrowings at the end of 2023-24 on June 30 as the amount has already surpassed the total borrowed in the entire FY23