In January 2024, a Pakistani among recipients of the Religious Freedom Award, was named?

A. Peter Jacob
B. Fred Fischer
C. Mitch Kolpan
D. Clem Caserta

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Peter Jacob


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On January 23, 2024, Peter Jacob, a Pakistani human rights activist and Catholic layman, received the International Religious Freedom Award from the US Department of State. Jacob is the first Pakistani to win the award. Jacob is known for his work in helping religious minorities in Pakistan for decades. He is also known for publicly calling for the repeal or reform of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. The award is tied to the 25th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act, which Bill Clinton signed into law in 1998. The act calls on the US administration to elevate the role of religious freedom in foreign policy. 

Pakistan and Dubai on January 18, 2023 inked two agreements worth over $_____ billion on cooperation in railways.

A. $1 billion
B. $2 billion
C. $3 billion
D. None of these

Answer

Correct Answer: C. $3 billion


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On January 18, 2024, the governments of Pakistan and Dubai signed two inter-governmental framework agreements worth more than $3 billion. The agreements will cover cooperation in railways, economic zones, and infrastructure development. The agreements were signed during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

When Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations with Iran, recalling its ambassador from Tehran?

A. January 15, 2024
B. January 17, 2024
C. January 19, 2024
D. None of these

Answer

Correct Answer: B. January 17, 2024


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On January 17, 2024, Pakistan recalled its ambassador from Tehran in protest of Iran’s missile strikes on Pakistan’s Baluchistan province. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch warned in a televised statement, “Pakistan reserves the right to respond to this illegal act. The responsibility for the consequences will lie squarely with Iran”. Pakistan’s actions were a response to Iran’s unilateral strikes on western Pakistan on January 16, 2024, following recent attacks in Iraq and Syria.

Pakistan has received the second tranche of _____ million dollars from the IMF under the stand by arrangement.

A. 650.6 million
B. 674.6 million
C. 700.6 million
D. 705.6 million

Answer

Correct Answer: D. 705.6 million


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Pakistan has received the second tranche of 705.6 million dollars from the IMF under the stand-by arrangement. This has been confirmed by the State Bank of Pakistan in a post on its X handle. The United Arab Emirates has also confirmed the rollover of its two deposits of one billion dollars each placed with the State Bank of Pakistan for another one year.

Pakistan strikes terrorist hideouts in Iran after airspace violation by Tehran, codenamed?

A. Marg Bar Sarmachar
B. Operation Marg-e-SisBal
C. Marg-e-Sistan
D. None of these

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Marg Bar Sarmachar


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On January 18, 2024, Pakistan undertook a series of highly coordinated and specifically targeted precision military strikes against terrorist hideouts in the Siestan-o-Baluchistan province of Iran. Several terrorists were killed during the Intelligence-based operation – codenamed ‘Marg Bar Sarmachar’.

When Pakistan launched an retaliatory attack against terrorist hideouts in Siestan-o-Baluchistan province of Iran?

A. January 15, 2024
B. January 17, 2024
C. January 18, 2024
D. None of these

Answer

Correct Answer: C. January 18, 2024


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This morning Pakistan undertook a series of highly coordinated and specifically targeted precision military strikes against terrorist hideouts in the Siestan-o-Baluchistan province of Iran. Several terrorists were killed during the Intelligence-based operation – codenamed ‘Marg Bar Sarmachar’. Over the last several years, in our engagements with Iran, Pakistan has consistently shared its serious concerns about the safe havens and sanctuaries enjoyed by Pakistani-origin terrorists calling themselves Sarmachars on the ungoverned spaces inside Iran. Pakistan also shared multiple dossiers with concrete evidence of the presence and activities of these terrorists. However, because of a lack of action on our serious concerns, these so-called Sarmachars continued to spill the blood of innocent Pakistanis with impunity. This morning’s action was taken in light of credible intelligence of impending large-scale terrorist activities by these so-called Sarmachars.

When Iran launched a missile attack and military drones into Pakistan’s Balochistan region?

A. January 12, 2024
B. January 14, 2024
C. January 16, 2024
D. None of these

Answer

Correct Answer: C. January 16, 2024


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On January 16, 2024, Iran launched a missile attack and military drones into Pakistan’s Balochistan region. Iran claimed to have targeted the Jaish ul-Adl, a militant organization that operates along the Iran–Pakistan border. However, Pakistan called the attack an “unprovoked violation” of its airspace, resulting in the death of two children and injuries to three others. Iran and Pakistan have a long history of tense relations, largely due to the activities of Balochi separatists and other militant groups in the border area.

Which country launched a missile attack and military drones into Pakistan’s Balochistan region?

A. USA
B. Russia
C. India
D. Iran

Answer

Correct Answer: D. Iran


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On January 16, 2024, Iran launched a missile attack and military drones into Pakistan’s Balochistan region. Iran claimed to have targeted the Jaish ul-Adl, a militant organization that operates along the Iran–Pakistan border. However, Pakistan called the attack an “unprovoked violation” of its airspace, resulting in the death of two children and injuries to three others. Iran and Pakistan have a long history of tense relations, largely due to the activities of Balochi separatists and other militant groups in the border area.

Jaish ul-Adl is a _____ militant and separatist organization that operates in Iran and Pakistan.

A. Sunni
B. Shia
C. Hindu
D. Kurd

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Sunni


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Jaish ul-Adl, also known as Jaish al-Adl, is a Sunni militant and separatist organization that operates in Iran and Pakistan. The group’s name translates to “Army of Justice”. Jaish al-Adl is mainly made up of members of the Sunni militant group Jundullah, which was weakened after Iran arrested most of its members. The group’s goal is to gain independence for Iran’s eastern Sistan and Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan provinces. Jaish al-Adl first appeared in 2012 and made headlines in 2013 after claiming responsibility for an attack that killed 14 Iranian guards. The group has previously claimed responsibility for attacks against Iranian targets.

In January 2024, Iran claimed to have targeted the ______, a militant organization into Pakistan’s Balochistan region.

A. Jundallah
B. Jaish ul-Adl
C. Ansar Al-Furqan
D. Sipah-e-Sahaba

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Jaish ul-Adl


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On January 16, 2024, Iran launched a missile attack and military drones into Pakistan’s Balochistan region. Iran claimed to have targeted the Jaish ul-Adl, a militant organization that operates along the Iran–Pakistan border. However, Pakistan called the attack an “unprovoked violation” of its airspace, resulting in the death of two children and injuries to three others. The Jaish al-Adl, also known as the “army of justice”, is an ethnic Baloch Sunni Muslim group that has carried out attacks on Pakistani government forces and inside Iran. In December, Jaish al-Adl attacked a police station in Rask, a town close to the border with Pakistan.