Government of Pakistan: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Pakistan to confer honorary citizenship to Darren Sammy

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced that the government would confer honorary citizenship on former West Indian captain Darren Sammy. He will also be presented with Pakistan’s civilian award, Nishan-e-Haider. Darren Sammy has been associated with the Pakistan Super League-PSL since its inception and he is presently leading Peshawar Zalmi. In 2017 he agreed to come ..

Pakistani space agency announces that it to send its first astronaut to space in 2022

The Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) is an executive and bureaucratic space agency of the Government of Pakistan. It is responsible for the nation’s public and civil space programme and for aeronautics and aerospace research. It is in news because the space agency has recently announced that it will send its first astronaut ..

Samant Kumar Goel appointed as chief of Research & Analysis Wing

Samant Kumar Goel, a 1984 batch IPS officer from Punjab cadre, has been appointed as the new of the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW). He succeeded Anil Dhasmana. He is said to have been involved in the planning of the Balakot air strike and played an important role in checking militancy in Punjab. Mr. Goel, ..

Faiz Hameed named as new chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)

Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed has been appointed as the new Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the powerful spy agency of Pakistan. He succeeded Lt Gen Asim Munir. Hameed has previously served as the head of the Counter Intelligence wing of the ISI. The ISI was formed in 1948 as an independent unit to strengthen the ..

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) decides to observe its retaliatory action on February 27

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has decided to observe its retaliatory action on February 27 against the Indian air strikes on the Balakot terror camp as ‘Operation Swift Retort’. The tensions between India and Pakistan had escalated after the 14th February 2019 attack by a Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) suicide bomber in Pulwama that killed 40 ..