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January 26, 2024: National Current Affairs MCQs News
1. India `involved in killings` on Pakistani soil
Pakistan on Thursday presented `credible evidence` implicating India in the orchestrated assassinations of two Pakistani citizens last year within its own borders.
`We have credible evidence of links between Indian agents and the assassination of two Pakistani nationals on Pakistani soil, Foreign Secretary Syrus Sajjad Qazi said at a media briefing while sharing details of what he described as a `sophisticated and sinister` campaign of targeted extrajudicial killings on Pakistani soil
2. Unlike 2018, troops to stay outside polling stations
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) declared on Thursday that, in a departure from the 2018 general elections, army officials assigned to election security will be stationed outside polling stations during the upcoming Feb 8 polls.
`Pakistan armed forces and civil armed forces shall assist in the provision of a secure environment by deploying in quick reaction force mode and outside selected `most sensitive` polling stations from Feb 5 to Feb 10 to assist the Election Commission of Pakistan in the conduct of elections in a free, fair and transparent manner,` the ECP said in a notification, seen by Dawn
3. Pakistan asks UN to protect Muslim sites in India
Following religious clashes sparked by the opening this week of a controversial Hindu temple in India, Pakistan has urged the United Nations to take action for the protection of Islamic sites in the country.
Pakistan`s UN envoy Munir Akram shared the plea during an OIC ambassadorial meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday, condemning the recent consecration of the Ram temple on the site of the demolished Babri Masjid
4. PM invites Saudi group to invest in alternative energy sector
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Thursday urged the Al-Jomaih Group of Saudi Arabia to invest in the alternative energy sector of Pakistan.
Mr Kakar, in a meeting with a four-member delegation, led by the Al-Jomaih Group head Sheikh Abdulaziz Hammad, said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia had brotherly ties which were getting further stronger. Al-Jomaih earlier made a huge investment in K-Electric
5. Higher SBP reserves keep exchange rate stable
After inflows from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the foreign exchange reserves of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) increased enough to cover 1.6 months of imports, helping the exchange rate to remain stable.
The SBP reported on Thursday that the reserves of the central bank went up by $243 million to $8.27 billion during the week ending on Jan 19