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October 01, 2023: National Current Affairs MCQs News
1. Pakistan vows to hit terrorists in wake of Mastung carnage
In the wake of a deadly bombing in Mastung, which claimed at least 59 lives including several children Pakistan has vowed to strike at the bases of terror groups, including the militant Islamic State (IS) group and the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
On Friday, a suicide bomber ripped through a procession celebrating the birth of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) on 12 Rabiul Awwal in Mastung, a town about 60km southeast of the provincial capital, killing a police officer, religious leaders, and children among dozens
2. `Hangu attacker`s prints not in Nadra database`
The fingerprints of a suicide bomber, who left five people dead when he blew himself up at a mosque in Hangu on Friday, do not match any available in the Nadra database, suggesting that he may be an unknown man or a foreigner.
According to police, `initial probe suggests that the suicide attack on the police station was carried out by Islamic State Khorasan (ISK).
Five lives were lost and nine people were injured in the bombing of the mosque, located inside a compound along with the living quarters and police barracks, officials said
3. Security official martyred in Parachinar
A Pakistan Army soldier embraced martyrdom in Parachinar while an alleged militant commander was gunned down in Mardan in two separate incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the small hours of Friday.
In a statement, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said an encounter took place between security forces and alleged militants in Parachinar, Kurram, in which Lance Naik Ghairat Khan, 33, embraced martyrdom
4. Pakistan reaffirms support for Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity
Caretaker Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Mohammad Sami Saeed has reaffirmed Pakistan`s support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan while highlighting the importance of the long-standing economic cooperation and friendship between the two countries.
Mr Saeed made these remarks while speaking to the media after the opening ceremony of the Second Azerbaijan National Urban Forum and Global Observance of World Habitat Day in Baku, on Saturday
5. Punjab cabinet withdraws decision to form JIT on Jaranwala violence
Punjab government on Saturday withdrew its decision to form a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe multiple cases pertaining to the ransacking of churches in Faisalabad`s Jaranwala town following an alleged incident of blasphemy on August 16.
According to a government handout on Saturday, Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi presided over an emergency meeting of the cabinet at his office on the on Friday, where the chief secretary submitted the inquiry report into the Jaranwala incident