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PUTTING A GLANCE ON PAKISTAN DURING 2017

  • KIPS Bureau
  • Dec, 2017
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SOME MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE YEAR

MILITARY ADVENTURES

Pakistan’s Air Force C-130 won the best aircraft trophy at the Royal International Tatto Show

Pakistan conducted International Naval exercise ‘Aman-17’ in the Arabian sea off the coast of Karachi in February 2017

Pakistan Army launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad across the country on 22 February 2017

Pakistan Army launched Operation Khyber-4 in 2017 under Radd-ul-Fasaad (RuF) to wipe out terrorist

Pakistan conducted a successful test of the “Ababeel”surface-to-surface Ballistic Missile on 24 January 2017

Pakistan tested its first submarine launched Cruise Missile Babur-III on 9th January 2017

IN POLITICS

Pakistan was elected as a member of UN Human Rights Council on Oct 16, 2017.

The 13th Summit of ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization) was held in Islamabad in 2017.

Qatar introduced Visa on Arrival Facility to Pakistani travelers in 2017

Pakistan’s Supreme court for the first timedisqualified the Prime Minister of Pakistan (for being dishonest) on 28 July 2017

After the disqualification of the Prime Minister, by-elections  were held on the seat of Nawaz Sharif NA 120 on 17th September 2017

In the wake of the Prime Minister’s disqualification, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi became the new Prime minister on 1st August 2017

Pakistan and India became full members of Shanghai cooperation Organization (SCO) in June 2017

HIGHLIGHTS OF SPORTS

Pakistani athletes won 11 medals at the 2017 Special Olympics Games, held in Austria

Pakistan topped the ICC T20 ranking for the first time in 2017

Pakistan won the Champions Trophy 2017 by defeating India on 18th June, 2017.

Yasir Shah became the fastest spinner of the world in 2017.

After 12 years Pakistan won first ODI on Australian soil in January 2017

ON ECONOMIC FRONT

Pakistan signed a loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) amounting $ 3 Billion in June 2017

Bank of China started its first operation in    Karachi after being granted license by State Bank of Pakistan to ease down the trade with Pakistan in 2017

CENSUS 2017

The population census 2017 of Pakistanis carried out by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), started on 15th March, 2017.

Census which was being delayed for seven years, was conducted in 2017. Last censuswas held in 1998 and it was mandatory to conduct it after 10 year but it was carried out after 19 years.

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