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MAJOR EVENTS OF THE MONTH FROM MAY 1 TO JUNE

  • MAHRUKH MEMON
  • July, 2018
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Glimpse of Pakistan

Pakistan Consul General in Houston Aisha Farooqui rejected rumors about DrAafiaSiddiqui’s death as baseless and false. She met Siddiqui on 23 May 2018 at US federal facility.

52-year-old Charnjit Singh, renowned Sikh religious leader and rights activist was gunned down inside his shop in Scheme Chowk area on 29 May 2018.

President of Pakistan, MamnoonHussain signed the bill, approved by parliament as well as the KP Assembly, as the 25th Constitutional Amendment Bill into law on 31 May 2018.

Government tenure ended marking ten years of democracy in Pakistan on 31 May 2018.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan summoned a report on imprisoned scientist DrAafiaSiddiqui from the Pakistan Embassy in Washington on 07 June 2018.

Highlights from Asia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reaffirmed on May 9, 2018 that India will be the fastest-growing major economy in 2018, with a growth rate of 7.4 percent that rises to 7.8 per cent in 2019 with medium-term prospects remaining positive.

Malaysian Prime Minister NajibRazak  suffered a stunning election loss to former leader Mahathir Mohammad, who at 92 was to become the world's oldest leader on 09 May 2018.

The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo on May 9, 2018 against the backdrop of historic diplomatic moves by North Korea and a push for the isolated country to give up its nuclear weapons.

Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians in protests as US embassy opens in Jerusalem on 14 May 2018.

India violated Indus Water Treaty (IWT) by inaugurating Kishanganga dam on 19 May 2018.

Man beaten to death by mob 'for slaughtering a cow' in India on 20 May 2018.

A group of around 400 people was evacuated from the Yarmouk Palestine refugee camp in southern Damascus on 22 May 2018.

Sikh Police Officer Saved Muslim Youth from Mob Lynching In Uttarakhand on 25 May 2018.

Amnesty International reported the Saudi Arabia’s arrest of its most prominent human rights campaigner, Mohammed al-Bajadion 25 May 2018.

Saudi Arabia issued its first driver's licenses to women on 04 June 2018.

First Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council met in Jeddah on 06 June 2018.

Scientists discovered oldest footprints in China,revealing creature that lived 550m years ago on 06 June 2018.

Deadliest attacks in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib this year killed at least 44 people in airstrikes.

News from the World

Donald Trump declared US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal on 08 May 2018.

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was held on 19 May 2018 in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom.

The unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on 01 June 2018.

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