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October 02, 2022: National / International Current Affairs


1. Pakistan`s official Twitter account `withheld` in India

• The Twitter account of the government of Pakistan has been withheld in India, local reports said on October 1, 2022.
• While there was no official word from Pakistan regarding the step, Indian news agency ANI reported that @GovtofPakistan had been `withheld in India in response to a legal demand`.
• According to reports, Twitter now displays a notice on the profile saying the account is withheld in India `following a legal demand` India`s pro-government Of India website said only the Twitter handle of the government of Pakistan has been blocked. Its accounts on other social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Instagram remain intact.


2. Key meetings planned as army chief arrives in US

• Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in the United States for an almost weeklong visit, which includes meetings with senior officials of the Biden administration, officials said on Friday.
• `Yes, he is here,` said Pakistan`s Ambassador Sardar Masood Khan, when journalists asked him for information about the army chief`s visit.
• While the envoy refrained from sharing the chief`s itinerary, other sources said Gen Bajwa was expected to meet Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, National Intelligence Director Avril D. Haines, and CIA Director William J. Burns.
• Pakistani officials are also trying to secure a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. `It is very likely, but not confirmed yet,` a source said


3. Karachi-Peshawar train service resumes today

• After a five-week hiatus, train service between Karachi and Peshawar resumes on Sunday (October 2, 2022), with Rahman Baba Express being the first passenger train to leave the Karachi Cantt station at around 10am, followed by Khyber Mail.
• Their departure will mark gradual restoration of rail link of country`s south with north, which had been disconnected due to the devastation caused by monsoon rains and flash floods in recent months.
• While several areas of Khairpur, Dadu,Sehwan, Jamshoro, Badin, Tando Jam Mohammad and Juddo in Sindh are still inundated, a meeting presided over by federal Minister for Railways Khwaja Saad Rafique decided to gradually restore train services after reviewing reports on receding floodwaters from tracks and necessary repairs


4. Soldier martyred in Congo during UN mission

• A Pakistani soldier, part of the UN peacekeeping mission, embraced martyrdom in a militant attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a press release issued by Inter-services Public Relations (ISPR) said on October 1, 2022.
• On Friday, six armed assailants from Banyamulenge Armed Group approached the Permanent Operation Base (POB) in the Minembwe area of South Kivu province to surrender as part of the UN`s initiative.
• However, they opened fire and during the ensuing gun battle, Havaldar Babar Siddique, who was stationed at the gate, was shot at. He was evacuated to a nearby medical camp but he could not survive


5. Iran closes Taftan border after Zahedan clashes

• The Iranian authorities closed the border with Pakistan at Taftan after clashes between the protesters and security forces in Zahedan, the capital city of sistan Baluchestan.
• According to sources in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the immigration and transit gate for trade and tax-free trade gate, Zero Point, remained closed from the Iranian side.
• But 780 people awaiting on the Iranian side were allowed return immigration clearance, they added.
• The FIA sources said that no formal intimation was conveyed to them about the closure of the border

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