Pakistan announces provincial status for Gilgit-Baltistan

News: Pakistan Prime Minister has officially announced to convert the disputed territory of Gilgit Baltistan (GB) into a full-fledged province.   Facts: Gilgit Baltistan: It is a region administered by Pakistan as an administrative territory.It borders Azad Kashmir to the south, Afghanistan to the north, China to the east and India to the southeast. Background:… Continue reading Pakistan announces provincial status for Gilgit-Baltistan

China to set up 1,124 MW power project in PaK under CPEC

News: China will be setting up a Kohala hydropower project in Pakistan occupied Kashmir(PoK) under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Facts: Kohala hydropower project: It is a 1,124-megawatt power project to be built on the Jhelum river.It is intended to provide more than five billion units of clean and low-cost electricity annually for consumers in Pakistan.… Continue reading China to set up 1,124 MW power project in PaK under CPEC

TRF is a ploy by Pakistan to evade scrutiny, says J&K’s DGP

News:The Resistance Front(TRF) had claimed responsibility for the recent attack on the security forces along the Line of Control in the Kupwara sector, Kashmir. Facts: The Resistance Front (TRF) is a new terror outfit based in Jammu and Kashmir(J&K). It is backed by Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) and created in 2019 following the withdrawal of Article… Continue reading TRF is a ploy by Pakistan to evade scrutiny, says J&K’s DGP

India lodges protest against Pak SC nod to elections in Gilgit-Baltistan

News:The Government of India has issued a strong protest over an order by the Pakistan Supreme Court allowing the government to hold elections in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan. Facts: Gilgit Baltistan:It is a region administered by Pakistan as an administrative territory.It borders Azad Kashmir to the south, Afghanistan to the north, China to the east… Continue reading India lodges protest against Pak SC nod to elections in Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistan to continue in FATF Grey List

News:The International Co-operation Review Group(ICRG) of the Financial Action Task Force(FATF) has recommended that Pakistan be retained on the Grey List given its failure to completely implement the 27-point action plan to check terror financing. Facts: FATF and Pakistan: In 2018,Pakistan was placed on the grey list by the FATF and was given a 27-point… Continue reading Pakistan to continue in FATF Grey List

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is illegal:India

News:Indian Government has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC),a flagship project of the Belt and Road initiative(BRI) is illegal as it impinges the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India. Facts: About CPEC: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC) is the flagship project of the multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI),a pet project of Chinese President. It… Continue reading China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is illegal:India

SAARC’s full potential not utilised due to a single country

News:India’s Defence minister has said that the full potential of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC) has not been utilised due to behaviour of Pakistan. Facts: About SAARC: The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC) was established with the signing of the SAARC Charter in Dhaka in 1985. It comprises of eight Member States… Continue reading SAARC’s full potential not utilised due to a single country

Pakistan successfully test-fires nuclear-capable missile

News:Pakistan has conducted the test launch of Shaheen-1 surface-to-surface ballistic missile. Facts: About Shaheen-1: Shaheen-1 is a is a land based supersonic short-range ballistic missile (SRBM).  It has been jointly designed and developed by joint venture of Pakistan’s National Engineering and Scientific Commission(NESCOM) and National Defence Complex(NDC).  The missile is capable of delivering all types… Continue reading Pakistan successfully test-fires nuclear-capable missile

India, Pakistan sign pact to enable Indian pilgrims visit Kartarpur

News:India and Pakistan has signed a Kartarpur agreement to open a land corridor between the two countries. Facts: Key Highlights of the agreement: Indian pilgrims of all faiths and Person of Indian origin can use the Kartarpur corridor Travel will be visa free.But the pilgrims need to carry only a valid passport and an electronic… Continue reading India, Pakistan sign pact to enable Indian pilgrims visit Kartarpur

Pakistan to remain in FATF’s ‘Grey List’ till February 2020: Reports

News:The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its grey list till February 2020. Facts: Pakistan and FATF: In June 2018,Financial Action Task Force(FATF) had greylisted Pakistan for failing to curb anti-terror financing. FATF had given 15 months to Pakistan to complete implementation of a 27-point action plan failing which it… Continue reading Pakistan to remain in FATF’s ‘Grey List’ till February 2020: Reports