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Good morning, *|MERGE1|*.  It’s October 7.  
We are reaching almost the end of this week! Hope it’s been a good one for you so far. 
The most talked about topic in the office this week has been the Netflix show ‘The Squid Game’. I’m one of those who hasn’t seen it, and I don’t think I’m going to…am I missing out? 

It’s going to be a bright sunny day! 

e Current 


Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum appointed as new DG ISI 

Lieutenant (Lt) General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum has been appointed as the director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the post previously held by Lt Gen Faiz Hameed. 

Who is the new DG ISI? 

Lt Gen Anjum was previously the commander of Karachi Corps. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in September 2019, reports Dawn. 

Hailing from the Pakistan Military Academy’s (PMA) 78th Long Course and the Punjab Regiment, Lt Gen Anjum has also served as the commandant of the Command and Staff College, Quetta. 

The new DG ISI has also previously remained the inspector general of the Balochistan Frontier Corps (North) and commanded a brigade in Kurram Agency, Hangu. 

A graduate of UK’s Royal College of Defence Studies, Lt Gen Anjum also holds a degree from the Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Honolulu. 

 Young doctors boycott hospital services across the country 

The Young Doctors’ Association (YDA) on Wednesday boycotted Out-Patient Department (OPD) services across the country. 

Why are they protesting? 

They are protesting against the torture of their colleagues in Islamabad during a protest outside Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC). 

Spokesperson of YDA: 

According to the YDA spokesperson, only emergency services are being provided at the hospitals. The move comes a day after police manhandled their fellow doctors in the federal capital during a protest against National Licensing Examination (NLE). 

 What happened earlier? 

On Tuesday, at least 20 doctors were arrested after they tried to enter the PMC building. The Islamabad police baton-charged the protesters. 

Noor Mukadam Case Update

Zahir Jaffer’s parents have challenged Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) bail rejection by approaching the Supreme Court (SC), reported Geo News. 

Advocate Khawaja Harris filed a petition on behalf of his clients Zakir Jaffer and Asmat Adamjee, arguing that delivering a verdict in two months goes against the rights of the suspects and the principles of a transparent trial. 

According to the petition, a complete challan of the case has not yet been presented in the trial court, while the high court went beyond its jurisdiction by directing to complete the trial in two months. 

Furthermore, the petition argued that the police investigation was biased and not impartial. 


What was trending? 


This hashtag, which looked like a paid trend, consisted of tweets referring Maryam Nawaz as Icon of Democracy. 

2. #DGISI 

This hashtag was trending because Lieutenant (Lt) General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum was appointed as the director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the post previously held by Lt Gen Faiz Hameed. 

3. #HappyBirthdayPMIK 

PM IK’s birthday was on October 5, but people are still wishing him by using this hashtag.

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The Current Horoscope 

If you can take your mind off of the little details in front of you, it’ll be a great day.

Check yours now! 


 World Cotton Day 

Cotton is grown in over 75 countries across five continents and is traded worldwide. It is a natural fiber. Cotton crop is perfectly suited for regions with an arid climate. It is one of the most essential natural fibers. 

World Cotton Day signifies the importance of production of cotton.  


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