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Good morning, *|MERGE1|*.  It’s October 22 and how is it Friday all of a sudden? 
There are nationwide protests happening today against inflation. Look out for alternative traffic routes before stepping out today. The protest has been called by the Pakistan Democratic Movement.  

I think protesting peacefully is the fundamental right of every citizen as long as it doesn’t do any harm to others. Will you join today’s protest and do you think that the sole responsibility of the recent increase in inflation is on the government?  

Let me know what do you think by replying to this e-mail or you can drop a message on my social media handles. Let’s have a conversation there!

It will be sunny today.

Have a wonderful day, everyone! 


 

 
     Laila-Th
e Current 

STORIES YOU CAN’T MISS… 

Pakistan to remain on FATF grey list 

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced on Thursday that Pakistan will continue to remain on its increased monitoring list or grey list. 

FATF President Dr Marcus Pleyer:  
While announcing the decision, FATF said that Pakistan’s government had the 34-point action plan of which 30 items have been addressed.

Turkey also joins Pakistan: 
Turkey has also been put on the grey list along with Jordan and Mali.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s visit to Afghanistan 

The foreign minister went on a one-day visit to Kabul yesterday where he held a meeting with Afghanistan’s Interim Prime Minister Mullah Hassan Akhund. This is the foreign minister’s first visit to Kabul since the Taliban took over in August. 

“Pakistan is determined to help Afghan brethren on humanitarian grounds. He said Pakistan wants to enhance bilateral trade with Afghanistan,” FM Qureshi said during the meeting with Akhund. 

The diplomat said visa facilities to Afghan citizens, especially the business community, opening up of new border points, and facilitating movement were steps taken by Pakistan to facilitate the people of Afghanistan. 

“Pakistan resolves to play a constructive role, in collaboration with Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries, for peace and stability in the region,” the FM expressed. 

Views were also exchanged on matters of bilateral interest, enhancing cooperation in the economic sector, including trade and commerce, as well as various options to bring the Afghan people out of the economic crisis. 

PPP leader Khursheed Shah granted bail, name to be placed on ECL 

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah was granted bail by the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan yesterday in the assets beyond means case, reports Geo News. 

The court has directed Shah to submit bail bonds worth Rs10 million as the surety against his bail and ordered that his name be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL). 

Justice Umar Bandial, who chaired the hearing of Shah’s bail plea, also directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to continue its investigations but not keep Shah permanently in jail. 


Why and when was he arrested? 

NAB had arrested Khursheed Shah on September 18, 2019, accusing him of allotting himself an amnesty plot illegally from a cooperative society in Sukkur. 

NAB also accused Shah of acquiring assets worth some Rs700 million in the names of his front-men through illegally acquired money. 

TOP PICKS 

What was trending? 

1.#QuestioningIsNotHarassment

This hashtag was started by the official Twitter account of PTI, asking social media users to mention the names of the journalists who have blocked them for ‘questioning’. journalists. 

  #2 کل_تک_معاہدہ_پوراکرو

This hashtag contained tweets of TLP workers, who are demanding the release of Saad Rizvi.

 3.#asmashirazi

Asma Shirazi was trending because people were tweeting their support with the journalist after a targeted campaign was started against her.

The Current Recommends  

Current recommends you to still wear a mask because the health authorities have announced that another variant of the deadly Coronavirus has reached Pakistan. 

The Current Horoscope 

Just be yourself! 

Check yours now! 

ON THIS DAY

INTERNATIONAL STUTTERING AWARENESS DAY 


 

October 22 marks International Stuttering Awareness Day as a way to bring awareness for this speech fluency disorder.

CURRENT BABA’S WISDOM FOR TODAY 



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