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October 20, 2023: National Current Affairs MCQs News
1. China committed to CPEC, regional peace, Xi assures Kakar
Pakistan and China on Thursday reiterated their resolve to further cement their partnership for a shared future and benefit of their peoples, with caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar saying Islamabad would not allow anything to undermine the strategic partnership with Beijing.
Both sides renewed this pledge during a delegation-level meeting between caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of People on the sidelines of the 3rd Belt and Road Forum
2. Pakistan sends humanitarian aid for people of Gaza
Pakistan has sent aid, including medicines and tents, for the people of Gaza, according to the Foreign Office spokesperson.
A chartered aircraft carrying 100 tonnes of essential medical supplies, tents, and blankets departed from Islamabad for Egypt on Thursday.
From Egypt, these items will be sent to the people in the besieged enclave, said Mumtaz Zahra Baloch
3. `High-value target` among six terrorists killed in military operation: ISPR
Six terrorists, including a `high-value target`, were killed by security forces during an operation in the Gharyoum town of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa`s North Waziristan district, the military said on Thursday.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that two `fierce encounters` took place between troops and militants in North and South Waziristan on Wednesday Thursday night
4. Digitisation of agri markets launched
The Market Committees Management Information System was officially launched in Lahore on Thursday.
Caretaker Agriculture Minister SM Tanvir opened the system. He said Punjab`s agricultural markets generate Rs2.9 billion annually.
He said the digitisation of this system would improve tax collection processes and maintain accurate records of market activities while reducing instances of black marketing
5. Food exports rise 18pc in July-Sept
Pakistan`s food exports grew more than18percentintheñrstguarterofñcalyear202324 to $1.28 billion, according to data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
The surge in food products exports can be attributed to the unprecedented rupee depreciation. In addition, persistent disruptions in the supply chain and higher prices in the international market have led to a soaring demand for food products