Recently, which international organization launched ‘Pakistan Development Update-Navigating in Uncertain Times’?

A. World Bank
B. IMF
C. ADB
D. United Nations

Answer

Correct Answer: A. World Bank

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Pakistan Development Update-Navigating in Uncertain Times` released on April 7, 2021. The World Bank said the country had been showing signs of a fragile economic recovery with a gradual resumption of economic dynamism and was expected to achieve a growth rate of 1.3pc and strengthen to an average of 2.7pc in FY23

Russian FM Sergey Lavrov arrived on April 6, 2021 to Pakistan. This is the first visit of a Russian foreign minister to Pakistan since:

A. 2011
B. 2012
C. 2013
D. 2014

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Correct Answer: B. 2012

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived here on April 6, 2021, on a two-day official visit to Pakistan to hold wide-ranging talks with his Pakistani counterpart, with the issue of Afghanistan high on the agenda. He was received at the Chaklala airbase by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. This is the first visit of a Russian foreign minister to Pakistan since 2012.

The Pakistan International Airline`s first-ever direct flight from Lahore landed at the ___ Airport.

A. Swat
B. Skardu
C. Karachi
D. Peshawar

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Correct Answer: B. Skardu

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The Pakistan International Airline`s first-ever direct flight from Lahore landed at the Skardu Airport here on April 7, 2021. The PK-8453 flight took off from the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday morning with 153 passengers on board and landed at the Skardu Airport after one hour and 15 minutes.

Recently, National Assembly has approved a bill to take action against those who intentionally ridicule:

A. Armed forces
B. Government
C. Courts
D. Berucracy

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Correct Answer: A. Armed forces

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The National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior has approved a bill to make amendments to the Pakistan Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure 1898 to take action against those who intentionally ridicule armed forces. The bill says anyone who shall be guilty of said offense could face up to two years imprisonment or fine that may extend to Rs500,000, or both. The bill, titled Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2020 introduced by PTI MNA Amjid Ali Khan, was approved by the NA committee on interior, which met on April 7, 2021, with MNA Raja Khurram Nawaz in the chair.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, arrives on official two-day visit to Pakistan from:

A. April 5, 2021
B. April 6, 2021
C. April 7, 2021
D. April 8, 2021

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Correct Answer: B. April 6, 2021

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Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, will pay an official two-day visit to Pakistan from April 6th – 7th, 2021. The Russian Foreign Minister will have delegation-level talks with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Recently, SBP announced the third ____ year strategic plan for Islamic banking industry.

A. Four-year
B. Five-year
C. Seven-year
D. Ten-year

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Five-year

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The State Bank of Pakistan on April 5, 2021 announced the third five-year strategic plan for Islamic banking industry, with the aim of expanding the share of Islamic banks` assets and deposits to 30 per cent in overall banking industry. Currently, the Islamic banking industry has acquired a market share of 17pc and 18.3pc in assets and deposits, respectively, by the end of December 2020.

Recently, which Anti-Terrorism Court Judge assassinated with three family members?

A. Swat
B. Rawalpindi
C. Peshawar
D. Lahore

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Swat

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A judge of the Swat Anti-Terrorism Court, his wife, daughter, and grandson were killed and his driver was injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on his car on April 4, 2021. Judge Aftab Afridi was going to Islamabad from Swat when his car came under fire at the Swabi Interchange on the Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway. All the four Mr. Afridi, his wife Bibi Zainab, daughter Kiran and three-year-old grandson Mohammad Sanan died while the driver Jehangir Khan was seriously injured

Recently, Former hockey Olympian Col Zafri passed away. Zafri was a member of the Pakistan squad which won gold medal at the:

A. Games of the XV Olympiad
B. 1956 Melbourne Olympics
C. 1960 Rome Olympics
D. 1964 Tokyo Olympics

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Correct Answer: C. 1960 Rome Olympics

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The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) and the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) condoled the death of former hockey Olympian retired Col Zafar Ahmed Zafri, who passed away at the Combined Military Hospital in Rawalpindi on April 3, 2021. Zafri was a member of the Pakistan squad which won the gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics and a silver medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He performed as manager of the Pakistan team in the 1971 World Cup-1971. He also acted as PHP secretary from 1964 to 1967.