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 January 24, 2018 (Day by Day Current Affairs)

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  1. DNA helps police catch suspect in Zainab case
    • The nearly two-week-long manhunt for the culprit behind the rape and murder of eight-year-old Zainab in Kasur came to end on January 23, 2018, as investigators revealed that the DNA from tissue samples collected from a 23-year-old resident of the same vicinity as the victim had matched samples obtained from the crime scene
    • Relying on the DNA profiles of 1,150 men between the ages of 20 and 45 years, the investigators finally zeroed in on Imran Ali, a resident of Road Kot and a labourer by profession. He was the 814th suspect whose tissue samples were sent for DNA testing. The police had earlier taken him into custody twice but then released him over health complaints
    • Special Branch SSP Muhammad Irfanullah Khan, a senior member of the JIT, claimed that the suspect had been arrested based on information provided by Special Branch official
  2. Embassy official missing with sensitive papers booked
    • An army official appointed as a clerk at the Pakistani embassy in Austria some five months ago disappeared along with some sensitive documents
    • A case of his disappearance and missing documents was registered at the Tarnol police station on a complaint of a defence ministry`s official under Sections 109 (abetment) and 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banlcer, merchant or agent) of the Pakistan Penal Code
    • He was made an official in charge of some important and sensitive national affairs there, it stated, `it was very important duty, besides sensitive for coun-try`s sovereignty` The official had been found absent from his duty since Jan 2 this year, the FIR stated, adding that on checking of embassy`s record the documents carrying sensitive information were also found missing
  3. Senate Museum opens in Parliament House
    • The Senate Museum, which traces the evolution, history and reorganisation of the upper house of parliament, was inaugurated at Parliament House on January 23, 2018
    • The museum contains pictures and artefacts, murals, dioramas, exhibits and historical documents.
    • The museum emphasises that all departments and institutions remember the past in order to progress
    • With the help of audio guides, visitors can hear the history depicted in each diorama in six languages, including Urdu and English
  4. CSS quota for women, minorities unfilled in 2016
    • A parliamentary panel on January 23, 2018 learned that around 100 seats of the Central Superior Services (CSS) allotted to minorities and women went unfilled in 2016
    • Senator Mohsin Khan Laghari told the committee that the government allotted a five per cent quota to minorities only on paper but on ground the situation was different
    • An FPSC official told the committee that minorities and women candidates did not qualify for the said posts
    • The Higher Education Commission Director General, Muhammad Raza Chohan, called for introducing a screening test for CSS to discourage non-serious candidates
  5. COAS opens military history institute
    • Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated on January 23, 2018 the Army Institute of Military History (AIMH) at a ceremony at the General Headquarters (GHQ)
    • The AIMH has been set up to record, archive, preserve and compile the history of the Pakistan Army and the institute will act as a centre of excellence for study of military history in the country
  6. Indian-origin Dhar designated global terrorist
    • The US State department designated on January 23, 2018 an Indian origin militant and a Belgian citizen of Moroccan origin as global terrorists
    • Siddhartha Dhar, born in Britain, was a leading member of now-defunct terrorist organisation Al-Muhajiroun. In late 2014, Dhar left the United Kingdom to travel to Syria to join the militant Islamic State group
    • He is considered to have replaced IS executioner Mohammad Emwazi, also known as `Jihadi John` The State Department said that Dhar was the masked leader who appeared in a January 2016 IS video, which showed the execution of several IS prisoners accused of spying for the UK
  7. US urges Islamabad to arrest or expel Taliban leaders
    • As the White House once again urged Pakistan to arrest or expel Taliban leaders from its territory
    • Islamabad`s envoy in Washington said his country refuses to be a `scapegoat` for America`s failing policies in Afghanistan
    • Pakistan`s top envoy in Washington, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, however, refused to accept the blame for the worseningsecuritysituationinAfghanistan.
  8. Pakistan asks UN chief to contact India on mediation
    • Pakistan has asked the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, to directly contact India on the Pak-India talks proposal as New Delhi had never responded positively to offers for dialogue
    • Pakistan was ready to the UN arbitration and Guterres had been conveyed the message
    • Pakistan had accepted all such offers in the past and welcomed efforts for peace in the region
    • “António Guterres has been told that Pakistan is just a call away and his office should contact India directly because they never appreciate such offers. Their [India’s] approach has always been negative,”
    • Earlier, the UN secretary general reiterated his offer to mediate peace talks between Pakistan and India
  9. Germany to end search for WWII missing
    • Germany’s Red Cross on January 23, 2018 said it would end its search for missing persons from World War II in 2023, leaving the fate of 1.2 million people a mystery
    • While interest has waned over the decades, the German Red Cross said it still received some 9,000 requests in 2016 from people looking for information about family members who vanished during the 1939-1945 war
  10. World steps up pressure on Syria, Russia over chemical attacks
    • Two dozen countries agreed January 23, 2018 to push for sanctions against perpetrators of chemical attacks in Syria, with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying Russia “ultimately bears responsibility” for such strikes
    • Twenty-four nations approved a new “partnership against impunity” for the use of chemical weapons, just a day after reports they were used in an attack that sickened 21 people in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, which Tillerson said was suspected to involve chlorine

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