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November 08, 2023: National Current Affairs MCQs News
1. Two more cops martyred in yet another D.I. Khan attack
Amid a renewed wave of assaults targeting security personnel in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa particularly D.I.
Khan and Balochistan, two police personnel were martyred and three others sustained injuries when unidentified armed men attacked the camp office of a private oil and gas company in the early hours of Tuesday. The incident took place in Darazinda area and the attackers targeted the policemen on duty there, DSP Headquarters Asghar Ali Shah confirmed to Dawn
2. Health emergency in several Punjab districts to combat smog
The Punjab caretaker government has imposed `environmental and health emergency` in Lahore and two other divisions for four days Nov 9 to 12 to mitigate the impact of smog.
Also, the Lahore High Court on Tuesday ruled that show-cause notices would be issued to the chief secretary and respective deputy commissioner in case of stubble burning.
According to a notification, all markets, shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas, gymnasiums, schools, and offices (public and private) shall remain closed for four days (Nov 9 to 12) in Lahore, Gujranwala and Hafizabad divisions to combat smog
3. Caretakers stopped from moving bill in Senate
In a bizarre move, the caretaker information minister attempted to move a bill in the Senate but was schooled by the elected members that this was a transgression of his constitutional domain.
Murtaza Solangi sought to move the Motion Picture (Amendment) Bill in the house on Tuesday but was stopped by Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and other members
4. Pakistan sends another aid consignment for Gazans
A special flight carrying the second consignment of relief goods from Pakistan for the people of occupied Gaza left from Islamabad airport on Tuesday.
The relief consignment consists of hygiene kits, medicines and food packages. The first relief consignment was sent on Oct 19.
The flight was seen off at the airport by Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani and Minister for Human Rights Khalil George on Tuesday. Palestinian Ambassador in Islamabad Ahmad Jawad Rabei and senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Disaster Management Authority were also present during the send-off at the airport
5. China is owed over $1tr in Belt and Road debt: report
China is owed more than a trillion dollars through its Belt and Road project, making it the biggest debt collector in the world, a report said this week, with an estimated 80 per cent of the loans supporting countries in financial distress.
Beijing says upwards of 150 countries stretching from Uruguay to Sri Lanka have signed up to the BRI, a vast global infrastructure push unveiled by President Xi Jinping a decade ago