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October 04, 2023: National Current Affairs MCQs News
1. Undocumented `aliens` given 28 days to leave
The government on Tuesday gave an ultimatum to all undocumented immigrants, including Afghan nationals, to leave Pakistan by October 31, or risk imprisonment and deportation to their respective countries.
The decision to expel undocumented foreigners was taken during a meeting of the apex committee of the National Action Plan, chaired by the caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar
2. Ten terrorists killed in Tank operation, says ISPR
Ten alleged terrorists were killed in an intelligence based operation (IBO) in the Pezu area of Tank district on Tuesday, said the military`s media wing.
Security forces received intelligence reports about the movements of terrorists in the border area between Lakki Marwat and Tank districts and conducted a raid on a suspected hideout in the highlands of Azamabad, ISPR and local officials added.
As per the ISPR statement, an intense fire exchange took place between troops and the alleged terrorists, 10 of whom were gunned down
3. Naveed Ashraf named new naval chief
President Arif Alvi has appointed Vice Admiral Naveed Ashraf as the new chief of naval staff.
He was promoted from the rank of vice admiral to admiral before his appointment as the 18th naval chief.
Presently, Vice Admiral Ashraf is serving as the chief of staff at Naval Headquarters
4. Fee slapped on Afghan transit trade
In a significant move to curb the illegal entry of goods into the country, the government announced on Tuesday a 10 per cent processing fee on items imported under the Afghan transit trade agreement.
The decision which aims to deter smuggling and ensure pro-per taxation comes at a time when the government has ordered all illegal immigrants, including 1.73 million Afghan nationals, to leave the country or face expulsion. According to the Customs Department notification (SRO1381 of 2023), the fee, calculated as 10pc ad valorem based on the original value of goods, must be paid in advance during the declaration process for Afghan transit commercial goods entering Afghanistan via Pakistan
5. Kashmir is India`s `modern-day colonial project`, Pakistan tells UN
Pakistan raised the situation in Indian-held Tammu and Kashmir before the UN Decolonisation Committee, characterising India`s unilateral actions in the occupied territory as a modern day colonial project.
The UN body, which is also known as the `fourth committee`, began a general debate on freedom from foreign occupation at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.
Several member states participated in the debate, emphasising the need to resolve the questions of the 17 Non-Self-Governing Territories, more than six decades after the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples