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November 06, 2023: National Current Affairs MCQs News
1. Cops repulse terror strikes on two checkpoints
Though significant casualties were averted, militants again struck security personnel in Dera Ismail Khan their fourth such attack within 48 hours in the district which has increasingly become vulnerable to assaults.
Three provinces Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab witnessed major terrorist strikes over the past three days in which 17 troops and five civilians lost their lives and at least 24 others, including police personnel, suffere d injuries.
At least 10 attackers were killed by security personnel.
2. US move to stop deportation of 25,000 Afghan workers
The United States embassy has issued letters to over 25,000 Afghan nationals under the process of relocation to and resettlement in America and shared their names with authorities in Pakistan, diplomatic and other sources told Dawn.
However, these Afghan nationals face an uncertain future as Pakistan has raised objections over the list, according to a senior Interior Ministry official. At present, these Afghan nationals are living in Pakistan, awaiting resettlement in the US
3. CM approves Rs2bn for upgrade of all police stations in Punjab
Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has approved Rs2bn for Special Initiative Police Stations (SIPS) project for upgrade of all 737 police stations of the province.
The Punjab Police had launched the SIPS project in 2020 to provide the citizens with quick relief, change the `Thana culture` and strengthen the trust between the public and police.
The project includes building model police stations divided into two parts with effective use of modern technology
4. After $18bn loss, govt to reassess PSM liabilities
After removing Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) from the privatisation list, the government has assigned its management consulting to Pakistan Institute of Management (PIM) to re-evaluate core and non-core assets along with legal, fiscal and human resource liabilities, but not before losing more than $18 billion in over eight years of closure.
`The purpose of this (Management Consulting) assignment is to assess and report on various aspects of PSM`s operation including housing societies, contractual agreements, legal matters, human resources, assets and inventory,` said an office order issued by the Ministry of Industries and Production (MOIP)
5. Over 170,000 Afghans left since Sept 17: officials
More than 6,500 Afghan nationals left Pakistan through the Torkham border on Sunday, taking the number of repatriated Afghans to over 170,000, according to border officials.
The voluntary evacuation has been going on since the government gave an ultimatum to all unregistered foreign nationals to leave Pakistan by Oct 31, after which action would be taken against them as per law