Year 2022: Pakistan up & Downs in the year

Pakistan, New Year 2022,

Pakistan-Year 2022-The year 2022 proved to be a difficult and unfortunate year for Pakistan, the whole year the welfare, education and health of the common man was neglected and the country became a political musical chair.

Floods in the middle of the year submerged a third of the country and created one of the worst humanitarian tragedies. But stood up.

With the beginning of the new year, there is some hope for stability and improvement in the country, but it seems that the impact of the shocks that hit the country this year will remain for a long time.

Let’s review what important events and tragic accidents happened in the country this year.


Diffusion of omicrons

As soon as the new year started, the cases of Omicron type of Corona virus started appearing in Pakistan and it increased to such an extent that the government had to impose restrictions once again.

According to the data of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), thousands of cases of corona virus, including Omicron, were reported daily in January and February, while dozens of deaths continued to occur daily.

In January, the cumulative daily rate of positive cases of corona virus reached 12 percent.

In such a situation, NCOC banned indoor activities in Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad and Islamabad, while educational activities were also restricted. These restrictions continued until mid-March.

Murree Tragedy . Hotel owners become pharaohs during the blizzard

On the night of January 7 and 8, the heart breaking tragedy occurred in Pakistan’s famous tourist destination Murree when the road to Murree was blocked due to rush of tourists and dozens of tourists who were spending the night in vehicles died due to severe cold and snowfall.

On January 7, a severe snow storm hit Murree during which the temperature dropped to minus 8 degrees Celsius. Due to the rush of tourists arriving to witness the snowfall and the snowfall, the roads were blocked and the tourists were trapped in their vehicles.

However, the next morning, numerous bodies were recovered from the vehicles, these deaths were due to extreme cold while many people slept with their car heaters running, the poisonous gas from which killed the tourists who had come for fun.

According to eyewitnesses, all the hotel owners in Murree set new records of brutality that night and demanded up to Rs 70,000 for a night’s room from the bewildered tourists. The cost of minor items like water, tea and eggs was charged Rs.3,3000. The stranded tourists were relieved to spend the night in the vehicles and then the next morning began with a heartbreaking tragedy when 23 people in the vehicles were revealed to have died. The tragic tragedy and brutality of the local people echoed in the international media.

Muree, Incident, 2022, Pakistan


Noor Muqaddam murder case. Apparently all Jafar’s tactics went in vain, the court sentenced him to death

On February 24, the Sessions Court of Islamabad passed the verdict in the Noor Muqaddam murder case and sentenced the murderer Zahir Jafar to death. The criminal was also sentenced to 36 years in prison for the crime of rape, kidnapping and Section 342 along with the death penalty.

The Noor Muqaddam murder case was high-profile and the country’s most gruesome murder, after convict Zahir Jafar killed the 27-year-old daughter of former Pakistani diplomat Shaukat Muqaddam and her friend Noor Muqaddam with a sharp knife and beheaded her. done.

According to the forensic report, the criminal also subjected the victim to sexual assault and torture before the murder.

Prime Minister’s important visit to Russia. But the time is not right

In the third week of February, then Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Russia, the first visit by a Pakistani Prime Minister since 1999. However, his visit came under severe criticism when Russia attacked Ukraine on February 24 during the visit.

In view of the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the Pakistani Prime Minister’s visit to Russia was viewed with international disapproval and it increased further after the attack on Ukraine.

According to diplomatic experts, the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan raised fears of affecting Pakistan’s relations with the Western world.

Imran Khan, Russia, Visit


Thousands of cattle deaths from lumpy skin disease

In March, following the outbreak of lumpy skin disease in animals that quickly swept across the country, the Dairy and Cattle Farmers Association asked the government to close provincial borders and stop animal movement.

Due to the disease, people stopped buying meat as a precaution, after which the meat started selling at a bargain price and the price of chicken skyrocketed. By September 2022, 9,000 animals were reported to have died due to this disease.

Peshawar’s Kissa Khawani Bazaar again targeted by terrorists. Suicide blast in Imambargah

On March 4, Friday, the central Imam Bargah in Peshawar’s well-known Qisa Khawani Bazar street, Risaldar, was targeted by a suicide attack during Friday prayers. The accomplices of the Afghan attacker opened fire on the policemen at the door before entering the Imambargah, after which the attacker entered and blew himself up, killing 63 people. The extremist group Islamic State adhered responsibility for the attack.
Indian missile landed in Khanewal. Indian authorities admit to wrongdoing

On the evening of March 9, a large object came down with a loud explosion in Tehsil Mian Chanu of Khanewal district of Punjab province, completely destroying a hotel and the roof of a house. This ‘thing’ later turned out to be the Indian BrahMos missile.
The Indian Defense Ministry called it a mistake and said the missile was accidentally fired due to a technical glitch during routine maintenance on March 9. The missile was unarmed and caused no casualties, but it raised questions about India’s defense capabilities.
Pakistan showed understanding on this matter, but tough questions were asked from the Indian authorities and an explanation was sought on the incompetence of the defense authorities

Police operation at Parliament Lodges

On March 10, the police swung into action on the information that more than 60 workers of Ansar-ul-Islam Force, a subsidiary organization of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, entered the parliament lodges and a heavy contingent of police and elite force entered the parliament lodges.

On this occasion severe disorder and intimidation started, the police arrested all the workers of Ansar-ul-Islam while the JUIF MLAs Maulana Salahuddin Ayubi and Jamal Deen were also detained. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman also announced his arrest on this occasion. After the arrest of the activists, the JIUF protested across the country and blocked roads and highways.

Cipher. Which created a stir in Pakistani politics

On March 27, former Prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing a large public meeting, pulled out a letter from his pocket and waved it, claiming that there was a conspiracy to topple his government from abroad and that he had been secretly written and threatened. Is.

He said that the no-confidence motion against him is also related to this threatening letter.

After that, this American post became the center of discussion across the country and in the media, about which even the leaders of Tehreek-e-Insaaf changed their statements many times.

An audio of Imran Khan also surfaced in September in which he can be heard discussing the threatening post. In the audio, Azam Khan, the former prime minister’s principal secretary, can be heard suggesting a meeting regarding the cipher.

Imran Khan was also heard to say that he will prepare the minutes of this meeting in which his will can be analyzed.


The first successful no-confidence motion in the history of Pakistan. The Prime Minister was sent home

On 8 March 2022, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of Pakistan’s opposition parties, announced a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan and filed a requisition to convene a session of the National Assembly.

PDM accused Imran Khan of bad governance and mismanagement of the economy.

The Parliament session started on March 25 and after praying for the deceased members, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser immediately adjourned the session till March 28, 2022 in light of the parliamentary convention.

On March 28, Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif moved a no-confidence motion against Imran Khan, after which Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri adjourned the meeting once again till March 31.

After another meeting was held on March 31 and adjourned on April 3, Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri rejected the no-confidence motion against Imran Khan as a violation of Article 5 of the Constitution. The same evening, Imran Khan announced the dissolution of the assemblies and new elections.

The PDM then approached the Supreme Court, which on April 7 rejected the attempt to dissolve the National Assembly and stop the no-confidence vote.

According to the court order, the meeting started again on the morning of April 9, but Speaker Asad Qaiser kept delaying the voting on the no-confidence motion, on which Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto warned him that he was committing contempt of court. .

The assembly session was suspended 4 times that day, Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial and other judges reached the Supreme Court late at night, because there was a possibility that if the no-confidence vote was not held by midnight, the Supreme Court would impeach the government. And contempt of court action can be taken against the speaker.

After a whole day of upheaval, Speaker Asad Qaiser resigned from his post announcing that he would not take any action against Imran Khan, and Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri also resigned.

After the resignation of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, former Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq presided over the meeting as the panel chairperson and started voting on the no-confidence motion.

As it was already twelve o’clock in the night, due to the change of date, a new day of the meeting started and before the voting, once again the proceedings of the meeting were started after recitation, naat and national anthem.

At midnight on April 10, the no-confidence motion was declared successful, after which Imran Khan ceased to be the prime minister, the no-confidence motion was successful with 174 votes in the House of 342 members.

It was the first successful no-confidence motion in the history of Pakistan and Imran Khan became the first Prime Minister to be removed from office by a successful no-confidence motion.

After the success of the movement, the nominated candidate for Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also addressed the assembly.

From 3 pm on Sunday afternoon, Imran Khan’s supporters started taking to the streets across the country and by night the protests spread across the country, with millions of people on the streets chanting slogans in favor of Imran Khan and against the new government and army.

Shahbaz Sharif elected as the 23rd Prime Minister of the country

The agenda of the House meeting on Monday, April 11 was the election of the 23rd Prime Minister of the country, on this occasion Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf boycotted the voting for the Prime Minister and walked out, after which the Leader of Opposition, Pakistan Muslim Shahbaz Sharif, leader of League-N and 3-time Chief Minister of Punjab Province, was elected as the 23rd Prime Minister of the country unopposed.

That same night, Shahbaz Sharif took the oath of office in the President’s House and assumed the post of Prime Minister, ending weeks of political uncertainty and parliamentary infighting.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf continued to call this whole process as an international conspiracy, therefore, Tehreek-e-Insaf called the new government an imported government that came to power on a foreign basis.

Prime minister, Shahbaz Shareef, Oath

The mystery of the girl’s disappearance from Karachi

On April 16, the case of the disappearance of Dua Zahra, a girl from Al Falah Town area of ​​Karachi, came to light, which later took many turns. Various controversies have muddled the case, from the religious coloring of the case to allegations of torture by the girl’s parents and speculations of human trafficking.

Later, the girl came into the limelight and announced her marriage to a young man from Punjab of her own free will, after which a debate started on early marriage and the legal complications associated with it.

The girl’s father kept going round the courts to get the custody of the girl and bear the colorful rhetoric of the media and social media with a smile.

dua Zahra, Karachi

Punishment for the accused in the Priyantha Kumara murder case

The killers of Priyantha Kumara, a Sri Lankan citizen who was killed by a mob on April 18 in Sialkot, Punjab province, after being accused of blasphemy, were sentenced to death.

The anti-terrorism court of Lahore sentenced 6 people to death, 9 to life imprisonment and 72 people to 2, 2 years imprison.

A case was filed against 89 accused in the case, out of which 88 were sentenced, one person to 5 years imprisonment while one accused was acquitted.

This sad tragedy took place on December 3 last year in a factory in Sialkot when the factory workers attacked their Sri Lankan manager accusing him of blasphemy and dozens of people tortured him to death. Now it was placed on the road and set on fire.

Suicidal attack on Chinese teachers in Karachi University

On April 26, 4 people, including 3 Chinese teachers, were killed in a suicide attack near the Chinese language center inside the University of Karachi. The suicide bomber was a Baloch woman identified as Shari Baloch. The woman herself was highly educated and belonged to an educated and prosperous family. She had been a part of the Baloch separatist organization Baluchistan Liberation Army’s Majeed Brigade for a long time.


Bus accident in Qila Saifullah

On June 8, a passenger bus fell into a ditch hundreds of feet deep on the national highway near Saifullah Fort in Zhob region of Balochistan, resulting in the death of 22 people.

According to the rescue officials, there was no regular way down from the mountain, the officials struggled for several hours to bring the bodies and injured up one by one.

The country faced a serious economic crisis. Inflation storm

This year was also the worst for Pakistan in economic terms, on the one hand, political uncertainty had a bad effect on the value of the rupee and foreign investment, and on the other hand, the new government, which justified the economic crisis, in this crisis. added

Apart from the political and military upheaval, the new government also failed to manage the economy and Pakistan suffered the worst economic decline.

During the past year, the value of the Pakistani rupee has seen a historic decline. During one year, the value of the US dollar increased by 48 rupees 38 paise. On January 1, 2022, the value of the dollar was 176 rupees 74 paisa, which was recorded at 223 rupees 68 paisa by December 1.

The new government also increased the price of petrol several times, after which there was a storm of inflation across the country. In January 2022, the price of petrol was Rs 144 62 paise per litre, which was increased to Rs 250 by June 2022. By December, the price of petrol was reduced to Rs 214 80 paise per litre.

Something similar happened to the Pakistan Stock Exchange, this year there were fluctuations in the stock market, but the 100 index decreased by 9.85% overall.

On June 24, 2022, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced the imposition of super tax on large industries, and on that day, the stock market crashed, investors lost billions of rupees and trading in the market was suspended.

Overall, the index decreased by more than 4,000 points during the year.

Gifts from abroad and Tosha Khana reference

This year, the gifts received by the Pakistani rulers from abroad and the Tosha Khana also became the subject of discussion in every special and public.

In April, journalist Rana Abrar submitted a request to the Pakistan Information Commission seeking details of gifts received by Pakistani officials, which the Information Commission approved and instructed the Cabinet Division to provide information on the gifts.

However, the Cabinet Division challenged the matter in the Islamabad High Court and took the stand that it was illegal to disclose the details of these gifts, so the Islamabad High Court should annul the decision of the Information Commission.

After that, Muslim League-N Member National Assembly Mohsin Nawaz Ranjha filed a reference regarding gifts under Articles 63 and 62 of the Constitution with the Speaker National Assembly. I came forward.

Earlier, 2 former Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Yusuf Raza Gilani and former President Asif Ali Zardari have also faced cases related to Tosha Khana.

When the news of gifts received from abroad began, it was also revealed that former Prime Minister Imran Khan also sold many gifts received from foreign heads and royal families.


Constitutional crisis in Punjab. The musical chairs for the post of Chief Minister continued

Punjab, the largest province of the country, was suffering from severe constitutional and administrative crisis.

It started on March 28, 2022 when the then Chief Minister Usman Buzdar resigned from his post on the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan and was replaced by Speaker Punjab Assembly, former Chief Minister and Muslim League-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi. Nominated.

Meanwhile, factionalism started in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and one group demanded to nominate senior member Aleem Khan as Chief Minister. Failing that, Aleem Khan and his group strongly opposed the nomination of Parvez Elahi and instead decided to support opposition leader and PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz Sharif for the post of Chief Minister.

The meeting called for the election of the Chief Minister in early April was postponed several times and during this there was a commotion in the Assembly.

On April 6, Muslim League-N submitted a no-confidence motion against Speaker Pervez Elahi, and Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders also submitted a no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari after his defection.

On April 16, opposition candidate Hamza Shehbaz was elected as the new Chief Minister with 197 votes, out of which 25 Tehreek-e-Insaf members voted against party instructions. There was a severe commotion in the assembly in which Deputy Speaker Mazari was also subjected to violence.

On May 20, the Election Commission of Pakistan de-seated 25 defecting members of Tehreek-e-Insaf, by-elections were held on vacant seats.

On July 17, the provincial assembly once again voted for the election of the Chief Minister, in which Hamza Shahbaz got 179 votes and Chaudhry Parvez Elahi got 186 votes. . The Deputy Speaker rejected 10 votes of Pakistan Muslim League-Q and declared Hamza Shehbaz the winner by 3 votes.

On July 26, the Supreme Court ruled against the Deputy Speaker’s ruling and declared Chaudhry Pervez Elahi as the Chief Minister. The next day, he was sworn in by President Arif Alvi.

Sadiqabad boat accident. Dozens of members of the same family drowned

On July 18, a Barati boat capsized in the Indus River near Tehsil Sadiqabad, Punjab province, with about 90 people on board, including a large number of women and children.

The wedding family raised 28 funerals, in which the majority were women, the drowning men managed to save their lives because they knew how to swim, so the majority of the dead were women. According to the local people, several women’s funerals took place from one house to another and their houses became empty of women.

Sadiqabad, Boat, Accident


The flood . Left tragic stories of destruction

In July this year, the last spell of monsoon rains across the country took a stormy form and became a flood, trampling one city after another.

The terrible flood affected more than 30 million people across the country, millions of people were displaced and came under the open sky, with more than 17 hundred deaths, the country suffered a loss of 3 trillion rupees, which shook the economy. Homes, schools, hospitals, bridges, roads were destroyed and Pakistan went back several decades.


Sara Inam murder case

On September 23, this horrific incident of murder shook the entire country when Shahnawaz Amir, son of renowned journalist Ayaz Amir, brutally murdered his wife Sara Inam. The 37-year-old Sara was married to Shahnawaz three months ago. A few days before the incident, the two had an argument over financial matters, after which Sara went from Abu Dhabi, where she was working, to Chak, Islamabad to meet Shahnawaz. Reach the farm house located in Chak-Shahzad.

On the day of the incident, there was a fierce fight between the two, during which Shahnawaz lost control of his anger and threw the exercise dumbbell on his wife’s head and threw Sara’s motionless body into the bathtub.

The police investigated including the name of the accused’s parents and detained journalist Ayaz Amir, but later the name of the parents was dropped from the case.

After the gruesome murder, national and international organizations once again expressed concern about violence and inequality against women in Pakistan. In July, Pakistan was ranked as the second worst country in terms of gender equality in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index.

Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar Releived in Avenfield Reference

On September 29, the Islamabad High Court acquitted Maryam Nawaz Sharif, vice president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, and her husband, Captain Retired Muhammad Safdar Awan, in the Avenfield reference.

Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar had filed an appeal against the convictions of the NAB accountability court in the Avenfield reference, which the court acquitted them both.

The Islamabad High Court, in a written judgment, said that the reasons for granting the appeals and acquittals would be issued later.

The reference was filed when the details of the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Sharif family’s overseas properties came to light in the Panama Papers in 2016.

In the year 2017, the Supreme Court ordered the formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) for further investigation against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Leaks case verdict.

In 2018, Islamabad’s Accountability Court sentenced Nawaz Sharif to 11 years in prison and a fine of 8 million British pounds, Maryam Nawaz to 7 years in prison and a fine of 2 million British pounds, and to Captain Safdar in 2018, in the reference filed in the case of Avenfield Apartments in London. Imprisonment was given.


The alleged return of the Taliban to Swat and the recent wave of terrorism

From the middle of this year, reports of the alleged presence of the Taliban in the Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province began to emerge.

In August, two army soldiers and a police officer were allegedly taken hostage by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan terrorists whose videos circulated on social media.

A few days after that, eight people, including two policemen, were killed by a home-made remote control bomb targeting the car of former Aman Lashkar chief Mohammad Idris Khan in a village near Matta.

On the second day, Haji Mohammad Shereen, a member of the former peace committee, was shot dead in the area adjacent to Char Bagh town.

A few days later, 8 employees of an international mobile company were kidnapped from Chaparial in broad daylight, and the extremists demanded a huge ransom for the release of the workers and the kidnapped engineers.

Due to these incidents, a wave of anxiety spread among the local people and people started criticizing the government for its indifference.

On October 10, unknown persons opened fire on a school van, killing the driver on the spot, while 2 students were injured, and a student of the third grade received 3 bullets.

Lakhs of people came out on the streets against the incident and there was a huge protest at Nishat Chowk, the protesters refused to bury the dead driver’s body and kept it on the road under the open sky for the whole night.

In the protest, the protesters held white flags and shouted slogans of peace in Swat and death to terrorism.

Swat was under the control of the Taliban for a long time, and during this time incidents of flogging and slaughter of people, including women, were coming to light every day, while the education of girls was also banned. The people of Swat now refuse to bow down to terrorism and oppression.

In the by-election, Imran Khan himself is a candidate for 7 seats. 6 won

On October 17, by-elections were held for 8 seats in the National Assembly and 3 seats in the Provincial Assembly.

Imran Khan won 6 out of 7 seats in this election. On the one hand, there was a wave of happiness among the supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, but on the other hand, the question was raised by some circles that whether it is necessary to have only Imran Khan for the victory of Tehreek-e-Insaaf? And is there no leadership in the party that can win the election, and that the people and Imran Khan himself can trust?

Arshad Sharif’s murder. A knot that keeps getting tangled

In the early morning of October 23, 2022, the Pakistani journalist community was left in a state of shock and uncertainty when news of the death of Arshad Sharif, a senior journalist associated with ARY News, spread.

After the initial speculations, shocking details were revealed, Arshad Sharif was killed by the Nairobi police in Magadi, a neighborhood close to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.

Nairobi police called it a mistaken identity and said they had received a report of a car theft and kidnapping, mistaking Arshad Sharif’s car for the accused.

Later, the police changed their statement and said that they were fired upon from a vehicle and the Pakistani journalist was killed in the retaliatory firing.

Some pictures of Arshad Sharif’s dead body were also revealed in which marks of torture were found on his body. Shahbat has deep shadows on this case and investigations are going on to untangle its knots.

Later, the police changed their statement and said that they were fired upon from a vehicle and the Pakistani journalist was killed in the retaliatory firing.

Some pictures of Arshad Sharif’s dead body were also revealed in which marks of torture were found on his body. Shahbat has deep shadows on this case and investigations are going on to untangle its knots.

According to the family, Arshad Sharif was receiving threats for some time after which he left the country.

Mosquito colony tragedy. 2 people killed by mob in ‘misunderstanding’

On October 28, an engineer and a driver of a private telecom company were stoned and tortured to death in Machhar Colony area of ​​Karachi on charges of child abduction.

According to local people, the two men were seen in many places in the area since morning, they had come for repair work on behalf of the company, but somehow a rumor spread that they are criminals who kidnap children.

Later, the locals caught both of them and started torturing them. According to the eyewitnesses, people tortured the telecom employees with bricks and stones. When some people tried to save the victims, people also tortured them and injured them.

The police later detained dozens of people and started investigation. The people of the area organized prayers for forgiveness for the victims and during this some girls held up posters on which was written, “We are ashamed of our martyred brothers, from Machar Colony”.

Imran Khan disqualified for 5 years

On October 21, the Election Commission of Pakistan disqualified Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan from holding any public office for 5 years in the Toshah Khana reference case.

According to Imran Khan’s lawyer Gohar Khan, the Election Commission in its decision has declared Imran Khan ineligible for election or appointment to any public office for 5 years. After the decision, he is no longer a member of the National Assembly. Imran Khan has filed a petition against his disqualification in the Islamabad High Court.

Audio leaks. One by one, everyone’s telephone recordings were released

This year has also been the year of audio leaks when the phone calls of troubled politicians keep coming to light from time to time.

In January, Pakistan Muslim League-N’s Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif’s conversation with Pervaiz Rasheed came to light, the topic of which was advertising to various media channels.

In February, the then First Lady Bushra Bibi’s conversation with Tehreek-e-Insaf’s focal person Dr. Arsalan about treason became a media and social media debate. The telephonic conversation was released.

In October, the audio of Imran Khan’s cipher caused a storm, with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordering an investigation, calling several of the leaked recordings a threat to national security.

Apart from this, various telephone recordings regarding Bushra Bibi’s gifts and their sale also came to light. Unethical audios and videos of various politicians continued to be released on social media.


Real Azadi Long March of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

After his government was overthrown as a result of the no-confidence motion, on May 25, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed a protest demonstration and announced a call for a long march in 6 days.

His march started after several months instead of 6 days and on October 18 he suddenly started the long march. It was called the Real Azadi March.

After the attack on Imran Khan on November 3 and during his illness, other leaders continued to lead the march, but it lacked the same enthusiasm as before. On November 26, Imran Khan ended the long march by announcing his resignation from the assemblies.

Assassination attack on former Prime Minister Imran Khan

On November 3, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Real Azadi Long March took place in Wazirabad city of Punjab province, injuring several party leaders including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Imran Khan was shot in the leg and he was shifted first to Lahore and then to Shaukat Khanum Hospital.

After the attack on Imran Khan, a series of protests started across the country. On this occasion, a protest was also held outside the residence of Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah.

A man named Moazzam Gondal, a participant in the march, who came to the march with his children, was killed in the firing. The heartwarming videos of the children crying and lifting their dead father went viral on social media.

Imran Khan also announced the sponsorship of Moazzam Gondal’s family.

The new army chief took command of the army

A grand change of command ceremony was held at the General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army in Rawalpindi on November 29, in which the new Army Chief General Syed Asim Munir took over the command of the army.

Former Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa retired after a 3-year extension in his post and the appointment of the new Army Chief was implemented. Meanwhile, the tension between the political parties on the issue of the name for the army chief, meetings and negotiations and speculations about the possible extension of General Qamar Javed Bajwa once again kept the media in a frenzy, which ended with the announcement of the new army chief.


CTD officials were taken hostage by terrorists in Bannu

On Sunday, December 18, in Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, terrorists seized the weapon from an official and took all the officials there as hostages in the office of Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD).

These terrorists were under investigation there and after taking the officials hostage, they demanded to provide a safe passage to Afghanistan, but their demand was rejected.

After instructing the terrorists to surrender for 48 hours, the operation was conducted in which all 35 terrorists were killed, during which 15 soldiers including 2 soldiers were martyred and an officer was also injured.

Meanwhile, all the educational institutions in the district remained closed on Tuesday while the entry and exit routes of the city were sealed, medical emergency was in effect in all the hospitals.

According to local people, electricity and internet services were also suspended in some areas.

Suicide blast during police search in Islamabad

On December 23, Friday, at a police check point in the federal capital, Islamabad, the police stopped a suspicious vehicle and the person inside detonated it. The attacker was killed in the explosion.

In the suicide blast, a police officer who was searching was killed while 4 officers and 2 civilians were also injured.

According to Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, the vehicle was going to target a high-value target in Islamabad.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif directed to give Martyr’s package to the deceased officer and award and certificates of appreciation to the policemen for extraordinary bravery. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack.

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