Time line of Pak­istan His­tory 1947-2018

The Miracle - - Front Page - By: Mo­ham­mad Naseer Pirzada

• 14 Au­gust ‘47: Pak­istan at­tends 6th Uni­ver­sal Scouts Jam­boree in France

• 15 Au­gust ‘47: Royal Pak­istan Air Force’s HQ es­tab­lished at Pe­shawar

• 15 Au­gust ‘47: First cabi­net formed - Li­aquat Ali Khan ap­pointed first PM

• 18 Septem­ber ‘47: Karachi Stock Ex­change es­tab­lished - with 5 com­pa­nies value Rs. 371 mil­lion

• 30 Sept ‘47: Pak­istan be­comes mem­ber of UNO - Afghanistan voted against

• 23 Jan­uary ‘48: Fisrt navel ves­sel “Di­lawar” joins Pak­istan Ship­ping Cor­po­ra­tion

• 9 June ‘48: Pak­istan at­tends Lon­don Olympics - Hockey team un­der Colonel Dara lost to UK in semis

• 26 Novem­ber ‘48: First air crash of Pak­istan - Pak Air­ways air­craft crashes near Vi­hari - 21 die

• 12 Fe­bru­ary ‘50: Foun­da­tion stone of Kotri Bar­rage by Khawaja Nazim-ud-Din

• 21 July ‘50: Trich Mir (41st highest peak) scaled by Nor­we­gian Team, in­clud­ing one Pak­istani

• 30 Oc­to­ber ‘50: Pe­shawar Univer­sity in­au­gu­rated by Li­aquat Ali Khan

• 28 Fe­bru­ary ‘51: First pop­u­la­tion cen­sus - to­tal pop­u­la­tion = 78,742,000

• 10 Oc­to­ber ‘51: Nat­u­ral gas found at Sui, Balochis­tan

• 28 De­cem­ber ‘51: In­au­gu­ra­tion of Pak­istan Ord­nance Fac­to­ries, Wah

• 1951: Com­ple­tion of 107 miles long fa­mous BRB (Ban­m­ban Wala Ravia Be­dian) Link canal

• 2 Oc­to­ber ‘52: Foun­da­tion stone of TIP

laid at Haripur

• 31 Jan­uary ‘53: Com­modore Hafiz Muham­mad Sid­dique ap­pointed first na­tive navel chief • 4 June ‘53: 8125 Me­ters high Nanga Par­bat scaled by a Ger­man for the first time • 31 July ‘54: K-2 scaled by Ital­ian ex­pe­di­tion

• 13 Au­gust ‘54: Hafeez Ja­land­hari sings his own writ­ten Na­tional An­them on Ra­dio Pak­istan

• 8 Septem­ber ‘54: Pak­istan joins SEATO

• 7 Oc­to­ber ‘54: Chaudhry Za­far Ali ap­pointed first judge of In­ter­na­tional Court of Jus­tice

• 22 Novem­ber ‘54: Prime Min­is­ter M Ali Bo­gra an­nounces for­ma­tion of ONE UNIT

• 1954 - Manila Olympics Pak­istan’s Muham­mad Din wins first gold for Pak­istan

• March ‘55: Hol­ly­wood MGM’s film “Bhawani Junc­tion” shot at La­hore Rail­way sta­tion

• 18 April ‘55: Pak­istan at­tends Bandung Con­fer­ence (In­done­sia)

• July ‘55: First de­val­u­a­tion of Pak ru­pee: Re’s value dropped from Rs. 3.30 per US $ to Rs.4.76

• 26 Fe­bru­ary ‘56: First con­sti­tu­tion of Pak­istan ap­proved

• 9 Jan­uary ‘57: Singing of Na­tional An­them in schools made manda­tory

• 15 Jan­uary ‘57: Sil­ver ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tion of open­ing of Sukkur (Lloyd’s) Bar­rage

• 2 Fe­bru­ary ‘57: Foun­da­tion stone of GUDDU bar­rage laid by Pres­i­dent Sikan­der Mirza

• 22 April ‘57: Air Vice Mar­shal Asghar Khan be­comes first na­tive Chief of Air Staff

• 24 De­cem­ber ‘57: Pho­to­graph of Quaid -e-azam ap­pears on the first Rs.100 cur­rency note

• 5 March ‘58: First Dry Port of Pak­istan in­au­gu­rated at Karachi by the Pres­i­dent Sikan­der Mirza

• 24 April ‘58: WAPDA es­tab­lished

• May’58: Pak­istan wins 13 medals, (5gold,5 sil­ver 4 bronze) at Tokyo Asian games

• 22 Au­gust ‘58: Sube­dar M Iqbal of Pak­istan army breaks world record in Ham­mer Throw (209.5 ft)

• 23 Au­gust ‘58: Pak­istani swim­mer Bro­jan Das sets world record of 10 Hours 35 Min­utes of cross­ing the English Chan­nel

• 7 Septem­ber ‘58: Gwader port town pur­chased from Oman for 4 mil­lion Bri­tish Pounds

• 7 Oc­to­ber ‘58: Pres­i­dent Sikan­der Mirza im­poses Mar­tial Law, ap­points Gen­eral M Ayub Khan as MLA

• 27 Oc­to­ber ‘58: Pres­i­dent Sikan­der Mirza re­moved and Gen­eral M Ayub Khan be­comes Pres­i­dent

• 1965 Sec­ond war be­tween In­dia and Pak­istan over Kash­mir

• 1969: Mar­tial law de­clared; Ayub Khan re­signs; Gen­eral Agha Mo­ham­mad Yahya Khan as­sumes pres­i­dency

• 1970 First gen­eral elec­tions; Sheikh Mu­jibur Rah­man’s Awami League se­cures ab­so­lute ma­jor­ity in new Na­tional As­sem­bly; West Pak­istan-dom­i­nated gov­ern­ment de­clines to con­vene as­sem­bly

• 1971 East Pak­istan at­tempts to se­cede; civil war be­gins; Bangladesh de­clares it­self in­de­pen­dent is­sued; In­dia in­ter­venes on be­half of Ben­gali sep­a­ratists; Pak­istani mil­i­tary sur­ren­ders to In­dian armed forces; Yahya Khan re­signs; Zul­fiqar Ali Bhutto be­comes pres­i­dent of Pak­istan

• 1972: Bhutto and In­dia’s Prime Min­is­ter Indira Gandhi sign Simla agree­ment which ad­justs cease-fire line be­tween the two coun­tries and cre­ates new Line of Con­trol

• 1973: New con­sti­tu­tion goes into ef­fect; Bhutto be­comes prime min­is­ter

• 1976: Diplo­matic ties es­tab­lished be- tween Pak­istan and Bangladesh

• 1977: Gen­eral Mo­ham­mad Zia ul-Haq pro­claims mar­tial law

• 1978: Zia be­comes Pak­istan’s sixth pres­i­dent

• 1979: Is­lamic pe­nal code in­tro­duced; Bhutto hanged

• 1983: Zia an­nounces that mar­tial law will be lifted, says army will re­tain key role in fu­ture gov­ern­ments

• 1985: Gen­eral elec­tions held

• 1988: Zia dis­misses Prime Min­is­ter Mo­ham­m­mad Khan Junejo’s gov­ern­ment, or­ders new elec­tions; Zia killed in mysterious place crash; in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­cludes that his death was caused by “crim­i­nal act of sab­o­tage;” elec­tions held; Be­nazir Bhutto sworn in as first woman prime min­is­ter of a Mus­lim na­tion

• 1990: Na­tional elec­tions see Be­nazir Bhutto’s PPP los­ing to coali­tion of right­ist par­ties; Nawaz Sharif elected prime min­is­ter

• 1993: Pres­i­dent Ishaq Khan dis­misses Sharif’s gov­ern­ment, cit­ing cor­rup­tion; elec­tions held; Be­nazir Bhutto’s gov­ern­ment wins slim mar­gin; Be­nazir be­comes prime min­is­ter Pres­i­dent Fa­rooq Leghari dis­misses Be­nazir Bhutto; accuses her gov­ern­ment of cor­rup­tion and nepo­tism

• 1997: Na­tional elec­tions held; Sharif comes to power again

• 1999: Army cit­ing cor­rup­tion ar­rests Sharif and takes over. Gen­eral Per­vaiz Mushar­raf be­comes chief ex­ec­u­tive of Pak­istan.

• 2000: April 6, Nawaz Sharif sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment on charges of hi­jack­ing and ter­ror­ism.May 12: Supreme Court val­i­dated the Oc­to­ber 1999 coup and granted Gen­eral Pervez Mushar­raf ex­ec­u­tive and leg­isla­tive au­thor­ity for three years. De­cem­ber 10: Nawaz Sharif along with fam­ily, went into ex­ile in Saudi Ara­bia.

• 2001: June 20: Gen­eral Pervez Mushar­raf as­sumes of­fice of pres­i­dent while re­main­ing Chief of Army Staff. Septem­ber 16: US Sec­re­tary of State Pow­ell told that Pak­istan’s Pres­i­dent Mushar­raf had agreed to sup­port the U.S. anti-ter­ror­ist cam­paign.

• 2002: April 30: Mushar­raf wins in a ref­er­en­dum. Oc­to­ber 10: Gen­eral elec­tion held in the coun­try. Novem­ber 23: Mir Za­farul­lah Khan Ja­mali sworn in as Prime Min­is­ter.

• 2003: June 24: Pres­i­dent Pervez Mushar­raf meets G.W. Bush in Camp David. US an­nounces $3-bil­lion five-year eco­nomic as­sis­tance pack­age for Pak­istan. July 11: La­hore-Delhi bus ser­vice re­sumed af­ter sus­pen­sion of 18 months. De­cem­ber 14: Gen­eral Mushar­raf sur­vived an as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt in Rawalpindi.

• 2004: Jan­uary 1: Gen­eral Mushar­raf won a vote of con­fi­dence in the Se­nate, Na­tional As­sem­bly, and pro­vin­cial as­sem­blies. Au­gust 28: Shaukat Aziz be­comes Prime Min­is­ter.

• 2005: July 19: Gov­ern­ment of Pak­istan launches coun­try-wide crack­down against ex­trem­ist el­e­ments. Oc­to­ber 8: A dev­as­tat­ing earth­quake in Kash­mir and NWFP kills over 80,000 peo­ple.

• 2006: Jan­uary 2: Dr. Shamshad Akhtar as­sumes of­fice of State Bank Gover­nor hav­ing the first woman Gover­nor of SBP. May 14: Char­ter of democ­racy (COD) is signed by two for­mer prime min­is­ters of Pak­istan, Nawaz Sharif and Be­nazir Bhutto in Lon­don. Au­gust 26: Ak­bar Bugti killed by mil­i­tary

• 2007: March 9: Pres­i­dent Mushar­raf dis­missed Chief Jus­tice of Pak­istan, Iftikhar. July 20: Iftikhar re­stored as Chief Jus­tice of Pak­istan. Oc­to­ber 18: Bhutto, Be­nazir re­turned to Pak­istan, af­ter ex­ile of about 8 years. Novem­ber 3: Pervez Mushar­raf im­posed emer­gency, most of the se­nior judges of Supreme Court ousted. Novem­ber 16: Af­ter com­ple­tion of 5 years, Na­tional As­sem­bly dis­solved; Cate­taker gov­ern­ment of Muham­mad Mian Soomro took oath.

Novem­ber 25: Nawaz Sharif re­turned Pak­istan af­ter 7 years of forced ex­ile. De­cem­ber 27, 2007:

The as­sas­si­na­tion of Be­nazir Bhutto oc­curred on 27 De­cem­ber 2007 in Rawalpindi, Pak­istan. Bhutto, twice Prime Min­is­ter of Pak­istan (1988–1990; 1993– 1996) and then-leader of the op­po­si­tion Pak­istan Peo­ples Party•

2008: Jan­uary 2: The Elec­tion Com­mis­sion an­nounces elec­tions will now be held on Fe­bru­ary 18.Yusuf Raza Gi­lani is elected as the new Prime Min­is­ter. Au­gust 18: Per­vaiz Mushar­raf steps down as Pres­i­dent of Pak­istan. Mo­ham­mad­mian Soomro takes over as Pres­i­dent. Asif Zar­dari wins pres­i­den­tial elec­tion with 481 votes. Septem­ber 9: Asif Zar­dari takes oath as Pres­i­dent of Pak­istan.

• 2009: Fe­bru­ary 16: Pak­istan gov­ern­ment an­nounces a truce with Tal­iban, ac­cept­ing a sys­tem of Is­lamic law in the Swat val­ley, March 9: Mil­i­tants at­tack bus with the tour­ing Sri Lankan cricket team. All in­ter­na­tional cricket matches in Pak­istan are sus­pended. Pak­istan also loses its sta­tus as hosts for the cricket World Cup 2011.

• 2010: July Ex­ten­sive flood­ing af­ter mon­soon rains. At least 1,600 peo­ple were killed.

1 Oc­to­ber: - Pervez Mushar­raf launches his new po­lit­i­cal party, the All Pak­istan Mus­lim League, at a club in Lon­don. At the launch Mushar­raf apolo­gies for the “neg­a­tive ac­tions” he took whilst in power.

• 2011: Jan­uary - Sal­maan Taseer, the gover­nor of Pun­jab, is shot by one of his body­guards near his home.

27 Jan­uary:- A US diplo­mat,0 Ray­mond Davis, kills two men on a mo­tor­bike in La­hore al­legedly in self de­fence while a com­pan­ion of the diplo­mat, who is also an Amer­i­can cit­i­zen, crushed to death a bike rider in a hit-and-run in­ci­dent, fol­low­ing the shooting.

May 1: Death of Osama Bin Laden: A US air strike killed Osama bin Laden in Ab­b­otabad.

Au­gust, 2011: Pak­istanFloods, One Year Later • One year ago, record-break­ing floods sub­merged one fifth of Pak­istan’s to­tal land area for months, af­fect­ing some 20 mil­lion res­i­dents and caus­ing some $10 bil­lion in dam­age. Eleven mil­lion Pak­ista­nis were left home­less, and the aid or­ga­ni­za­tion Ox­fam es­ti­mates that more than 800,000 re­main with­out per­ma­nent shelter to this day.

• Novem­ber 22: Hu­sain Haqqani re­signed as Pak­istan Am­bas­sador to the United States fol­low­ing claims of his al­leged af­fil­i­a­tion with the Me­mogate con­tro­versy.

• Novem­ber 26: A NATO at­tack on two Pak­istani bor­der check­posts in Salala in the Baizai sub­di­vi­sion of Mohmand Agency in FATA kill 24 sol­diers of the Pak­istan Army. 2012 Jan­uary

• 2 Jan­uary: In­dia-Pak­istan ex­change a list of their nu­clear in­stal­la­tions. • The death toll of a fake medicine cri­sis at a car­di­ol­ogy hospi­tal in La­hore reaches 112 • Raja Per­vaiz Ashraf is elected as Prime Min­is­ter of Pak­istan, fol­low­ing the dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of Yousaf Raza Gil­lani over a con­tempt of court con­vic­tion by the Supreme Court of Pak­istan. • Me­hdi Has­san, 84, Pak­istani ghazal singer. • SC sum­mons Raja Court is­sues show­cause no­tice to PM for not writ­ing Swiss let­ter Sum­mons him on 27th Au­gust to ex­plain why con­tempt pro­ceed­ings should not be started against him. • NATO con­tain­ers cross Chaman bor­der the sup­ply to US-led NATO forces sta­tioned in Afghanistan via Chaman bor­der was re­stored af­ter a sus­pen­sion of 18 days.

•Novem­ber: - Tal­iban sui­cide bomber kills at least 23 peo­ple at a Shia Mus­lim pro­ces­sion in the Rawalpindi.

2013 Jan­uary:- Supreme Court or­ders the ar­rest of Prime Min­is­ter Raja Pervez Ashraf over cor­rup­tion al­le­ga­tions dat­ing back to his time as a min­is­ter in 2010. He de­nies wrong­do­ing.The gov­ern­ment sacks Balochis­tan chief min­is­ter over bomb blasts in the pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal Quetta that kill at least • 92 Shia Mus­lims. Sunni ex­trem­ist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claims re­spon­si­bil­ity. • Pop­ulist cleric and anti-cor­rup­tion cam­paigner Tahirul Qadri leads a na­tion­wide march on Islamabad. The gov­ern­ment re­sponds by agree­ing to dis­solve par­lia­ment early and to con­sult Mr Qadri over the for­ma­tion of a care­taker gov­ern­ment.

• Fe­bru­ary: -Bomb at­tack tar­get­ing Shia Mus­lims in Quetta kills 89 peo­ple. Po­lice de­tain Lashkar-e-Jhangvi mil­i­tant group founder Ma­lik Ishaq af­ter the group claims re­spon­si­bil­ity. • March:- Care­taker gov­ern­ment ap­pointed to over­see par­lia­men­tary elec­tions.

• April: - A court or­ders the ar­rest of Gen Pervez Mushar­raf over his at­tempt to im­pose house ar­rest on judges dur­ing his mil­i­tary rule in March 2007. Gen Mushar­raf re­turned from Bri­tish ex­ile in March to con­test par­lia­men­tary elec­tions.

• May: - Gen­eral Elec­tion in Pak­istan and PML got heavy man­date , PPP and PTI were at sec­ond and third party po­si­tions in Fed­eral and Pro­vin­cial.

•June: - Par­lia­ment ap­proves Nawaz Sharif as prime min­is­ter af­ter his Mus­lim League-N wins par­lia­men­tary elec­tions in May. Tal­iban con­duct sys­tem­atic cam­paign of at­tacks and in­tim­i­da­tion, but fail to de­ter largest turnout of vot­ers since 1970. • July: - Mam­noon Hus­sain elected pres­i­dent by par­lia­ment.

• Au­gust:- Heavy rain fall in south­ern area of Pak­istan dis­plac­ing thou­sands. From Au­gust 2013- Au­gust 5, 2014 6 Au­gust 2013: Islamabad on red alert for pos­si­ble ter­ror­ist at­tack

7 Au­gust 2013: Rus­sian gov­ern­ment ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity po­si­tion leads to NYC

Rus­sian vodka boy­cott 20 Au­gust 2013: Pak­istani Prime Min­is­ter agrees to put all state ex­e­cu­tions on hold 2 Novem­ber 2013: Iran-Pak­istan pipe

line at risk

8 Novem­ber 2013: Fu­zlul­lah named Pak­istan’s new Tal­iban leader

10 De­cem­ber 2013: Lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions held in Balochis­tan, Pak­istan

24 May 2014: Pak­istani Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif to at­tend Modi in­au­gu­ra­tion

24 July 2014: Se­cu­rity guards at­tacked in Pe­shawar, Pak­istan

27 July: In­dia and Pak­istan ac­cuse each other of cease­fire vi­o­la­tion

Au­gust: - Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif or­ders a ju­di­cial in­quiry into al­le­ga­tions of fraud dur­ing the 2013 elec­tions which brought him to power. Pro­test­ers led by op­po­si­tion politi­cian Im­ran Khan and anti-gov­ern­ment cleric Tahirul Qadri stage ral­lies de­mand­ing Mr Sharif’s res­ig­na­tion.

Septem­ber:- Ar­rests of op­po­si­tion ac­tivists amid days of vi­o­lent anti-gov­ern­ment protests on the streets of Islamabad. Gov­ern­ment and op­po­si­tion fig­ures hold talks but fail to re­solve dif­fer­ences. Army car­ries out fur­ther air strikes in the restive North Waziris­tan re­gion.

Oc­to­ber: - Teenager Malala Yousafzai from Pak­istan, who was shot in the head by the Tal­iban but sur­vived to be­come a cam­paigner for girls’ ed­u­ca­tion, be­comes the youngest per­son ever to win the No­bel Peace Prize. Sup­port­ers of lead­ing anti-gov­ern­ment cleric Tahirul Qadri end a two-month sitin in Islamabad af­ter fail­ing to force PM Nawaz Sharif to re­sign.

2014 De­cem­ber - Tal­iban kills nearly 150 peo­ple - mostly chil­dren - in an at­tack on a school in Pe­shawar. Gov­ern­ment re­sponds to the mas­sacre by lifting a mora­to­rium on the death penalty and launch­ing round-up of ter­ror sus­pects, although crit­ics com­plain ma­jor ter­ror or­gan­is­ers are left alone.

2015 Jan­uary-Fe­bru­ary: - Tal­iban at­tack Shia mosques in Sindh and Pe­shawar in two in­ci­dents, killing nearly 80 peo­ple and in­jur­ing dozens more.

April: - In­dia protests over Pak­istan court re­lease on bail of sus­pected mas­ter­mind of 2008 Mum­bai ter­ror at­tacks, Zak­iur Rehman Lakhvi. Hu­man rights ac­tivist Sabeen Mehmud shot dead in Karachi. 15 April: Money laun­der­ing case: Altaf Hus­sain’s bail ex­tended till July.

June: - Pak­istan ac­knowl­edges that eight out of ten Tal­iban mem­bers al­legedly jailed for the gun at­tack on teenage ed­u­ca­tion ac­tivist and No­bel Prize lau­re­ate Malala Yousafzai were se­cretly ac­quit­ted at their trial in April.

June - Pak­istan ac­knowl­edges that eight out of ten Tal­iban mem­bers al­legedly jailed for the gun at­tack on teenage ed­u­ca­tion ac­tivist and No­bel Prize lau­re­ate Malala Yousafzai were se­cretly ac­quit­ted at their trial in April.

25 June:- Pak­istan heat­wave: Death toll over 1,000 in­Sindh The death toll from a heat­wave in Pak­istan’s south­ern Sindh province has passed 1,000, re­ports say

July 27: -The La­hore High Court on Mon­day formed a larger bench to hear a pe­ti­tion re­quest­ing to try Mut­tahida Qaumi Move­ment (MQM) chief Altaf Hu­sain and other lead­ers un­der trea­son charges.

July 23:- Ju­di­cial Com­mis­sion Re­port re­futes PTI’s 2013 elec­tion rig­ging ac­cu­sa­tions

July 29:,- Af­ter the Ju­di­cial Com­mis­sion re­port negated PTI’s al­le­ga­tions of ‘sys­tem­atic rig­ging’ in gen­eral elec­tions 2013, Im­ran Khan and his de­ci­sion to em­bark on an anti-gov­ern­ment cam­paign. How­ever, here are 8 rea­sons why PTI’s dharna was not for noth­ing:

Au­gust 4: UK po­lice will soon re­ceive le­gal ref­er­ence against Altaf Hus­sain: Ch. Nisar Hus­sain.

Au­gust 5: Mil­i­tary courts get Supreme Court nod. The Supreme Court (SC) on Wed­nes­day in a ma­jor­ity rul­ing up­held the es­tab­lish­ment of mil­i­tary courts in Pak­istan. Au­gust 5: SC de­ci­sion has strength­ened war against ter­ror­ism, PM tells NA

Au­gust 22, Pun­jab elec­tion com­mis­sion’s tri­bunal or­der re-polling in Na­tional As­sem­bly con­stituency, NA-122, declar­ing the elec­tion in the con­stituency null and void --de­seat­ing Speaker Na­tional As­sem­bly Ayaz Sadiq forth­with and ac­cept­ing Im­ran Khan’s pe­ti­tion chal­leng­ing the 2013 elec­tion re­sult.

Au­gust 26, Asif Zar­dari’s key aide and for­mer Petroleum Min­is­ter, Dr. Asim Hus­sain, is ar­rested by law en­force­ment agencies on cor­rup­tion charges.

2016 Jan­uary - Is­lamist ex­trem­ists at­tack Bacha Khan Univer­sity in Charsadda in north-west Pak­istan, killing 19 peo­ple and in­jur­ing 17 oth­ers be­fore se­cu­rity forces killed the four sus­pected as­sailants.

March 29, At least 72 killed in sui­cide blast as ter­ror re­vis­its in­Al­lam Iqbal Park La­hore. Tal­iban off­shoot Ja­maat-ul-Ahrar, at a park in La­hore, killing more than 72 peo­ple.

May 10, 259 Pak­ista­nis named in fresh Panama Pa­pers leak May 31 PM Nawaz shifted to ICU:

Au­gust 6, Im­ran’s po­lit­i­cal gam­ble Pak­istan Tehreek-e-In­saf (PTI) Chair­man Im­ran Khan’s an­nounce­ment of launch­ing g a move­ment against Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif over Panama Pa­pers

Au­gust 9, 71 killed in blast at Quetta’s civil hospi­tal af­ter lawyer’s killing.

Au­gust 9, PTI sus­pends po­lit­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties for three days.

Au­gust 11, Par­lia­ment ses­sion held and heat de­bated on Civil and Armed forces progress in war and ter­ror­ism.

Nov 12- More than 50 peo­ple killed by a bomb blast at a re­mote Sufi Mus­lim shrine, north of Karachi. . Gen Qamar Javed Ba­jwa is named as new army chief. The po­si­tion is ar­guably the most pow­er­ful in the coun­try.

2017April 20- Supreme Court an­nounces a 3-2 split in favour of Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif and set up a JIT to in­ves­ti­gate the money trail of the prop­er­ties owned by the rul­ing famil.

July 28- Nawaz Sharif dis­qual­i­fied as Pak­istan Prime Min­is­ter by SC over Panama Pa­pers p case.

July 30- Islamabad crowds root for ex-crick­eter Im­ran Khan ahead of PM vote. PTI Yume Thashakur in Islamabad

Au­gust 1- PML-N’s Shahid Khaqan Ab­basi was sworn in as prime min­is­ter of Pak­istan in an oath-tak­ing cer­e­mony held at Pres­i­dent House

31, Au­gust ,2017 - The in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the as­sas­si­na­tion of for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Be­nazir Bhutto was com­pleted. 5 - 27 Novem­ber Tehreek-e-Labaik, an Is­lamist party led by Khadim Hus­sain Rizvi, staged protests in the fed­eral cap­i­tal Islamabad over mi­nor changes in the oath re­quired for par­lia­men­tar­i­ans over belief in the fi­nal­ity of the Prophet­hood of Muham­mad, and de­manded the res­ig­na­tion of the Fed­eral Min­is­ter of Law and Jus­tice Zahid Hamid whom they held re­spon­si­ble for it. Hamid even­tu­ally re­signed on Novem­ber 27. Novem­ber 24 - a sui­cide bomber struck the ve­hi­cle of AIG Ashraf Noor in Hay­atabad, Pe­shawar. De­cem­ber 17 - An at­tack by two sui­cide bombers on a church in the city of Quetta left nine peo­ple dead and fifty-seven in­jured. 3 March, 2018 - The 2018 elec­tions to the Se­nate of Pak­istan were held. 24-27 May - The twenty-fifth amend­ment to the Con­sti­tu­tion of Pak­istan was ap­proved by the Par­lia­ment of Pak­istan and the Pro­vin­cial As­sem­bly of Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), giv­ing way to the merger of the Fed­er­ally Ad­min­is­tered Tribal Ar­eas (FATA) into the Province of Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). 6 July - For­mer Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif, his daugh­ter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Saf­dar Awan were given prison sen­tences of 10, 7 and 1 years re­spect­fully on con­tro­ver­sial cor­rup­tion charges. 10 July - A sui­cide bomb­ing at a po­lit­i­cal rally of the Awami Na­tional Party in Pe­shawar left 22 peo­ple dead. 13 July - Two sui­cide bomb­ings, one in Bannu and one in Mas­tung, left 5 and 131 peo­ple dead re­spec­tively. The for­mer tar­geted the ve­hi­cle of for­mer KPK Chief Min­is­ter Akram Dur­rani, while the lat­ter tar­geted a po­lit­i­cal rally of the Balochis­tan Awami Party. 25 July - The 2018 Pak­istani gen­eral elec­tions were held. 25 July - A sui­cide bomb­ing at a polling sta­tion in Quetta left 31 peo­ple dead.

15, Aug- Pak­istan Tehreek-i-In­saf ’s (PTI) Asad Qaiser and Qasim Suri were sworn in as Na­tional As­sem­bly (NA) speaker and deputy speaker re­spec­tively

15, Aug- Awami Mus­lim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid on Wed­nes­day submitted the nom­i­na­tion pa­pers for Pak­istan Tehreek-iIn­saf Chair­man Im­ran Khan’s bid for prime min­is­ter to the Na­tional As­sem­bly sec­re­tary

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