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September 17, 2023: National Current Affairs MCQs News
1. Justice Isa to take charge of Supreme Court today
With Justice Qazi Faez Isa all set to take oath as the 29th chief justice of Pakistan on Sunday (today), a positive vibe is in the air that may help diminish the impression of a divided Supreme Court. `You will see unity in the Supreme Court soon, confided a number of high-ranking officers during a series of interactions over the last few days.
The biggest challenge Justice Isa may encounter during his tenure as the CJP would be unifying the court and restoring the court`s credibility, so that no one could point a finger at the court`s judgements
2. Rs17bn loan helps restore flag carrier`s operations
The cash-strapped Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has managed to get a bank loan, after which its administrative affairs are said to be running smoothly.
`We have managed to get a Rs17 billion loan, after which salaries of employees have been paid and the flight operation is running smoothly,` a PIA spokesman said when contacted by Dawn on Saturday.
In a statement released on Friday, spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez Khan had claimed that the airline was releasing funds and fulfilling its national and international obligations
3. Punjab dists to have organised crime units as CIA stands abolished
The Punjab government has amended the Police Order 2002 and established an Organised Crime Unit (OCU) that replaced the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) with more administrative powers and legal cover.
The unit will handle high-profile cases and other heinous crimes including kidnapping for ransom, extortion, dacoity and robbery with murder.
The OCU has been established as the Punjab governor promulgated the Police Order (Amendment) Ordinance 2023, which has come into force at once. The Punjab law department has issued a gazette notification
4. Ukrainian strike kills one in Russian village
One person died in a Russian village near the border with Ukraine in a Ukrainian strike, the regional governor of Kursk said on Saturday.
Governor Roman Starovoit said on Telegram the village of Plekhovo `was bombarded from Ukraine,` adding that `a man of 30 was killed after receiving injuries from shell shrapnel.` Starovoit said several houses were damaged in the strike on the village a handful of kilometres from the border.
Recent months have seen a number of strikes from Ukrainian territory across into Russia
5. Kim inspects key weapons with Russian defence chief
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met on Saturday with the Russian defence minister in Vladivostok, where he inspected stateof-the-art weapons including a hypersonic missile system on the latest leg of a rare visit outside his country.
Upon arriving in Vladivostok, a Pacific port city near the Chinese and North Korean borders, Kim was greeted by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and an honour guard.
The pair were seen smiling as they inspected some of Russia`s nuclear bombers at an airfield before boarding a warship, a video released by the Russian defence ministry showed