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Chronology of significant events, 2009


1: Government launches Rs. 20 billion equity fund to avoid collapse of Stock Exchanges.
2: Govt. decides to set up a high level body to deal with terrorism. PAF acquires 12 un-manned aerial vehicles. NA body recommends more incentives for cotton growers.
3: Govt. initiates long and short term measures to overcome energy crisis. President Zardari orders to end gas load-shedding for domestic users.
5: A suicide attack on police in D.I. Khan takes toll of seven people.
6: Wall Street Journal reports that Pakistan and USA are rebuilding strained military ties.
PTA establishes 350 tele-centres across the country for the provision of basic telecom services in rural areas.
7: Government decides to protect investment for next 10 years.
Zardari and Karzai agree to jointly fight against terrorism.
8: Government plans 16 projects for generating 25,270 MW power.
10: Five small explosions rock Lahore.
11: ILO vows to provide technical training to 50,000 Baloch youths.
Pakistan lobby for new avenues to gain European Union access.
12: Troops repulse Afghan Taliban attack in Mohmand by killing 40 Taliban.
Govt. withdraws notification of Press Registration Rules.
United National World Food Programme (UNWFP) pledges to provide $ 10.4 million to the Sindh Education Department.
13: Indian PM sends ‘dove’ to Zardari as a New Year greeting with a message of “good wishes”.
Govt. revises deep-sea fishing policy to attract foreign investors.
14: Zardari urges India to return to dialogue.
15: Obama supports Pakistan economic and expansion study by International Rivers.
16: Britain calls for resolution of Kashmir dispute.
Pakistan forms committee to analyze Mumbai ‘dossier’.
17: PM announces setting up of University in FATA.
Iran and Pakistan decide to increase trade by $1.4 billion.
US announce to provide $30 million for technical assistance projects.
18: HESHO signs first wind project with Turkish firm.
Punjab CM vows to enhance education budget by Rs. 2 billion.
19: Taliban video claims attacks on FIA building, ISI bus.

21: Pak-China Special Industrial Investment Zones: FBR notifies zero rated duty on import of capital equipment
22: Cabinet approves rehiring of 7,000 sacked employees.
Marble exports rise to $ 17.6 m in July-November 2008.
23: World Bank to provide $ 2.1 billion by end of fiscal year.
Obama pledges to work closely with Pakistan.
Gillani writes off Rs. 17.5 billion Baluchistan over draft.
24: Two drone attacks in North and South Waziristan agencies kill 18.
25: Zardari asks US to stop drone attacks
26: Govt. takes control of DAWA headquarters.
27: PC board approves basic parameters for new privatization policy.
28: Troops launch fresh operation in Swat.
Ministry of Finance pledges to assist in alternate energy projects.
29: President orders Rs. 4 billion for NWFP law and order.
30: Japan pledges $ 4.7 million for polio programme.
31: Pakistan and Afghanistan agree to convene Pak-Afghan jirga.
Govt. decides to regularize all contract workers.


1. Govt. amends anti-worker act.
2: UAE offers to donate power plant of 320 MW capacities as a gift to the people of Pakistan.
BISP is launched on Balochistan.
3: Prime Minister dissolves Task Force on Employment and lifts ban on Recruitment.
Military claims to have killed 70 Taliban in Swat.
4: Federal Cabinet approves legislation against workplace harassment of women.
Pakistan and UAE sign a memorandum of understanding through which UAE would gift Pakistan 320 MW gas fired power plant.
NWFP Cabinet approves draft for amendments to G Act.
5: Federal Minister for Commerce reinstates all sacked employees of Trading Corporation of Pakistan with immediate effect. Ban-ki-Moon announces UN Commission on Benazir’s murder.
Pakistan and UN sign “One UN Programme”.
6: Asian Development Bank and Pakistan sign $300 million Sindh Cities Improvement Programme. Pakistan is among the countries working on military robots.
India links ISI to Mumbai, Pakistan calls for patience.
7: Army gunship helicopters killed 52 Taliban in Khyber operation.
8: President offers ‘no-limit package’ for NWFP, FATA.
9: Indian Gujrat Chief Minister says that “Inner Hand” is involved in Mumbai attacks.
India decides to withdraw 13,000 troops from IHK.
Troops kill 22 Taliban in Bajur.
10: National Disaster Management Authority signs a Joint Program with the UN on Risk Management. Pakistan seeks concrete evidence ON “Mumbai attacks”. CPI drops significantly to 20.52 percent.
11: Poland cancels visit of Pakistan Senators over the Taliban’s purported killing of a Polish hostage.
12. US and Pakistan agree on ‘active engagement’.
13: Japan extends 2.5 billion yen Non-project grant aid to Pakistan.
14: A contract between ERRA and some Chinese companies signed to rebuild Muzzarfarabad, Bagh and Rawalakot cities.
15: US drones kill 28 Taliban in South Waziristan.
16: Govt, TNSM agree on Nizam-e-Adl in Malakand.
17: NWFP government unveils Nizam-e-Adl.
First drone attack in Kurram agency kills 30 Taliban.
18: Peshawar car bombing – 4 killed, 18 injured. Cabinet Committee on Privatization decides to privatize 26% shares of 21 entities.
19: All Punjab Senator elected unopposed. Rs. 427 million plan to increase vegetative, forest cover in FATA underway.
20. Chairman BISP claims to extend the coverage of BISP to AJK, Northern Areas soon. Medium Term Budgetary Framework to start in all ministries.
21: DI Khan funeral blast takes toll of 32. UK praises Pakistan’s role after Mumbai attacks.
22: Zardari offers China access to warm waters. Development expenditures exceed Rs. 125 billion.
23: Pakistan-China sign power generation pact. Hoti orders 30,000 rifles for civilian self-defense.
24: PAC takes notice of inflated gas bills.
25: Pakistan-Turkey to broaden defense cooperation.
Ministry to train journalists on safety in conflict zone.
EU-Pakistan sign aviation deal.
26: SC knocks out Sharifs; Governor rule imposed in Punjab.
Senate body recommends uniform education.
IMF approves $ 800 million for Pakistan.
Rs. 25 billion development plan for NWFP, Tribal Areas.
27: President promulgates ordinance for free legal assistance to poor.


1. Indian External Affairs Minister Pernab Mukherjee says, Zardari is sincere in terror fight.
Various exploration and production firms start activities at Balochistan fields.
2. On account of Britain’s involvement in torture of terror suspects, UN to send fact funding mission to Pakistan.
3. Six killed in Pishin girl’s madrassa suicide blast.
Senate body approves minimum price for tobacco.
4: Government decides not to hold any function/event on Pakistan day, 23rd March 2009 as an austerity measure
A cultural exchange program for the year 2009-10 is signed between the ministries of culture of Pakistan and the Czech Republic.
6. CDA launches water tanker service for model villages.
Balochistan government restores Levis Force

8: Prime Minister approves revised pay package for capital territory police.
9: President directs for immediate rebuilding of Rehman Baba Shrine.
President announces to arrange marriages of poor girls at government expenditures
Prime Minister reconstitutes National Commission on Status of Women.
10: Pakistan announces to host 11th ECO Summit in Pakistan in 2010.
12: Bashir Bilour survives attempt on life. 28-point peace accord signed in Bajur. ADB announces $ 4.4 billion support for Pakistan.
13: Long march kicks off amid arrests.
US missiles kill 15 in Kurram.
Remittances (July-February) of 2008-09 rise by over 19% to $ 4.91 billion.
14: Sherry Rehman resigns.
15. Hillary phones Zardari, Nawaz to defuse tension.
16: Prime Minister restores the superior judiciary of Pakistan to pre-November 3, 2007 status.
17: Rawalpindi suicide blast kills 14, injures 17. Pakistan Agriculture Research Council initiates projects to produce bio-fuel.
19: WB ranks Pakistan first in corporate governance.
20: Ministry of IT and Telecom launches its national ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Programme 2009 for students of rural/non-metropolitan areas of Pakistan.
21: Govt. sanctions Rs. 111 billion for wheat procurement. FBR grants 10% concession on imports from Sri Lanka.
22: Govt. seeks SC stay against verdict on Sharifs.
PM assures support for $ 28 billion for Armed Forces Development Plan (AFDP) projects.
24: US-France & ADB to help implement Energy Efficiency Programme.
25: The Ministry of Zakat and Ushar releases Rs.91.03 from Central Zakat Fund to the provincial Zakat Fund of Balochistan for the destitute/needy/poor and marginalized segments of society.
26: Pakistan-Kazakhstan agrees to enhance economic ties. US Chamber of Commerce asks Obama to ease access for Pakistani textiles.
27: Jandola suicide blast kills 10. Italy presses EU on Pakistan trade benefits.
28: Deadly Jamrud mosque attack, 70 killed, 125 injured. Pakistan-Russia agrees to enhance cooperation. Capital Hospital’s upgradation ordered.
29: Governor’s rule comes to an end. Pakistan and WB sign two agreements to eradicate polio. UAE support Pakistan for free trade agreement.
31: Police Training Centre Manawan Lahore under attack: eight police recruits and a civilian killed. ECNEC approves Rs. 1 billion vehicle inspection system project. ECNEC approves Rs. 53 billion Cherah Dam project.


1: Supreme Court restores Shahbaz government.
Govt clears Rs. 80.15 billion circular debt.
2: PM-N invited to join federal Cabinet.
3: US Senate Okays Rs. 40 billion increase in aid to Pakistan. State Bank receives dollars $848 million.
4: Govt. orders probe into Swat whipping.
5: 8 FC men killed in Islamabad suicide attack.
6. 22 killed in suicidal attack on Chakwal Imambargah.
7: 70% of employees sacked during the period 1996-1998, reinstated
8: Commission formed to suggest increasing Pay & Pension.
9: Federal Cabinet approves Pak-Iran Gas pipeline project. Pak-US to collaborate in 24 million dollar energy project.
10: Zardari asks government to implement CoD soon.
11: NA approves formation of committee on CoD.
12: Japan to give Pakistan one billion dollar in aid. Pakistan records 379 million dollars remittances.

14: President signs Nizam-e-Adl bill. Federal Minister for Environment allocates Rs.13 billion to the provinces for forestry sector projects.
15: Govt, KESC signs to facilitate 360 million dollar in investment.
16: Eighteen killed as suicide bomber attack in Police at Charsaddah.
17: Government decides to include environment as a subject in the curriculum of schools. PM to announce Rs. 1 billion relief package for Swat.
18: Friends of Pakistan pledges $ 5 billion for Pakistan. US plans $ 3 billion Pak military boost.
19: 27 killed in Hangu suicide attack.
20: PM inaugurates Pakistan first wind power project.
21. SB of Pakistan cuts interest rate.
23: Margalla Express to start its trial journey from Islamabad station.
24: Govt. plans to construct IRSA Building at the cost of Rs.68 million.
26: 12 children killed in toy bomb blast in Dir School. Pak-Turkey MOU on superior courts cooperation signed.
27: Operation against Taliban launched in Dir.
28: Prime Minister approves the setting up of two medical colleges at Lora Lai and Khuzdar, districts in Balochistan.
29: Operation against Taliban launched in Bunair.


1: Operation in Dir, Bunair to establish Government’s writ, says Gillani.
Govt. committed to uphold laborers dignity, says President.
2: 60 Taliban killed in Bunair offensive.
3: Troops retake key road in Bunair.
5: Supreme Court can review 17th amendment, says Chief Justice.
6: Gillani Okays Rs. 500 million for displaced people.
7: Prime Minister approves an amount of Rs.508 million for rehabilitation, provision of shelter and 500 ration packets for internally dislocated persons (IDPs) of NWFP.
Cabinet gives go-ahead to Benazir tractor scheme.
Govt. reconstitutes religious board for Modaraba.
Govt. approves Rs. 2.466 billion for Ministry of Industries.
8: PM orders all-out war, tells army to eliminate Taliban once for all.
Govt. will provide PAF with all possible resources, says Gillani.
Robust growth rate of 13% in petrol sales in April.
9: Congress Okays $ 1.9 billion Pakistan aid.
Tax net to be expanded in budget: Tareen.
Dr. Aafia to be repatriated soon: Malik Rehman.
PM for early completion of clean drinking water project.
10: Zardari, Karazai back WB Project to supply power from Central Asia to Pakistan
Pakistan grabs $ 50 million orders in sports goods.
11: Prime Minister’s special fund for victims of terrorism established. Pakistani State is not going to collapse, says Zardari.
Punjab government sets up Rs. 100 million funds for IDPs.

12: CDWP approves Rs. 9.76 billion development projects.
13: NA echoes with support for Swat operation.
14: The Central Zakat Council of the Ministry of Zakat and Ushr approves Rs.100 million as relief assistance from Zakat Fund for the IDPs of NWFP and FATA and earthquake victims of Baluchistan. Govt. to reactivate TAPI gas pipeline project
World Bank extends $ 25 million to Pakistan for Transport and logistics.
Govt. urged to simplify registration process.
Service Trade deficit declines to 38.26 percent.
15: National Vocational and Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC) establishes help lines at all of its Regional Directorates to facilitate the general public, especially the youth of the country.
Ministry of Zakat releases Rs.23.50 million as relief grants for hospitals
The Ministry of Environment, together with partner agencies including UNICEF, RSPN, WSP, Water Aid and Plan International launches “Tahafuz-Together in Emergency for health, Family and Environment” initiatives to reach out to IDPs emergency needs in water, sanitation and hygiene areas
France announces a 300 million Euro aid in economic assistance and another 12 million Euro for the rehabilitation of IDPs. APC convened on Monday, Gillani wants land and heart’ victory in Swat.
No Transit trade rights to India: FO
16: PM enhances stipends of writers and their bereaved families. Army operation not a permanent solution: PM.
France offers civilian nuclear technology to Pakistan. US House Okays $ 1 billion for Pakistan.
ADB inks agreement with five banks to expand trade.
17: PPP CEC endorses military action in Malakand.
NJPMC decides to separate judiciary from executive.
Pakistan achieves highest teledensity in South Asia.
18: As a result of President Zardari’s foreign visit, US House of Representatives approves $1.9 billion aid, UK commits 640 million pounds over the next four years and France offers civilian nuclear technology to Pakistan in addition to specific aid for the immediate rehabilitation of refugees.
New Judicial Policy will be enforced from June 01.
Zardari seeks drone technology.
19: PSDP for 2009-10 likely to increase by 20%. US agrees to provide preferential market access to Pakistan
20: Package of relief measures for IDPs announced: a high level meeting in the presidency decides to provide eight billion rupees initially for the relief work to be carried out by various relief agencies besides a one time grant of Rs.25, 000 per household direct to the displaced families. US unveil $ 110 million in emergency aid for IDPs. ECC allows marketing of E-10 as motor fuel.
21: APC on Baluchistan within days: Gillani.
APCC approves 3.3% GDP growth
Govt. to broaden tax net
Govt. declares 10 years tax holiday for Gawadar Export Processing Zone.
22: PM visits IDPs camps.
Benazir smart card launched to ensure financial assistance through BISP. Donors pledge $ 224 million for displaced persons.
Punjab to repatriate 40 judicial officers
Govt. to enhance enrollment in higher education, says Bijarani.
23: Press Information Department establishes a media facilitation centre in Islamabad to provide information to the media and general public regarding IDPs.
US Senate okays Pakistan economic and security aid.
UN seeks $ 543 million for IDPs.
APCC approves Rs. 600 billion PSDP for 2009-10.
24: President of Pakistan and his Iranian counterpart sign an Intergovernmental framework declaration.
PM inaugurates Sheikh Zaid Al-Nahyan medical and Dental College at Sheikh Zayed Hospital.
25: Federal Government Services Hospital Islamabad sets-up 60-bed fully equipped hospital for IDPs at Pabbi.
Ministry of Livestock and Dairy Development introduce Halal Food Production. Pakistan-Iran sign ‘Peace Pipeline’ declaration. 18 killed in Orakzai shelling.
26: Drive to plant over 43.26 million saplings starting in July.
27: The World Bank and the Government of Pakistan sign an agreement for strengthening the National Trade Corridor Improvement Program (NTCIP) amounting to $ 25 million US. SC clears Nawaz’s way to Parliament. New NFC award to be announced in 2010-11. Govt. committed to developing infrastructure poverty alleviation.
28: PM announces Rs.50 billion for Balochistan in the PSDP for the next five years. ISI, Police attacked in Lahore.
Provinces to recruit 25, 000 cops each.
29: Nine killed as D.I. Khan, Peshawar bombed.
Govt. urged to start short-term Power Projects.
First Judicial Policy to be announced tomorrow.
30: Army clears Peochar Valley. IDPs are top priority – Zardari.
31: PM announces Rs. 50 billion PSDP for Baluchistan

1: Swat operation to end in 203 days.
President asks government to release Rs. 500 million for IDPs
2: All must rise against militancy: Zardari.
Minister reviews progress of Diamer-Basha dam project. PM forms committee to evaluate textile Policy.
3: Govt. to extend road network to Aghanistan, Central Asia.
National Economic Council (NEC) set to okay Rs. 595 billion PSDP for 2009-1
4: The President approves the restoration of the re-appointed 5 Judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and 18 Judges of the High Courts to the position they were holding immediately before 3rd Nov.2007. Govt. US announce extra $200 million for IDPs. IDPs to start getting cash grants from 9th, says Kaira.
5: 23 Judges restored to November 3, 2007 position.
6: Suicide bombing kills 40 in Dir mosque. Pakistan asks US to write off loans. President directs NWFP to recruit 2,500 former soldiers in police. Nawaz Sharif says Punjab to continue supplying free flour to IDPs. CDA get Rs. 1.46 billion for 16 development schemes. Pakistan joins global renewable energy body. Govt. allocates Rs. 3 billion for EPZs ROZs.
7: Provincial share will be increase by 1.25% in NFC Award.
8. Villagers besiege 200 Taliban in Dir.
13 die in Karachi target killings.
9. 12 more killed in Karachi. Salary increase will be inflation based. Govt. allocates Rs. 27 billion for enhancing crop storage capacity.
10: 11 killed in Peshawar PC blast.
11. Supreme Court orders SSGPL to reinstate 478 employees within weak.
World Bank approves $250 million for poverty reduction project. PM appoint Accountability Commission Chairman. Govt. plans to lay foundation of knowledge based economy under Tenth-5 year Plan. 100 firms issued letter of intent for energy projects: AEDB
12: BISP financial assistance program for IDPs formally launched today.
Terrorists attack high security zone in Peshawar, Lahore.
Agriculture sector’s growth surpasses target.
Govt. provides Rs. 203 billion subsidy in fiscal year 2008-09.
13: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announces lifting of ban on the import of poultry and its products from Pakistan.
Rs. 2.2. Trillion federal budget announced
President Zardari launches income programme for IDPs. Govt. may approve Rs. 70 billion for revival of Industrial Sector.
14: Govt. allocates Rs. 154.7 billion for energy sector. Federal Cabinet approves proposed budget 2009-2010.
15: The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet accords permission for the establishment of 16-20 hydel projects on River Gilgit. Govt. orders operation against Baitullah Mehsud. Nine killed, 36 injured in D.I. Khan Market blast. Govt. may seek $ 4 billion IMF loans if friends don’t deliver.
17: The first EU-PAK Summit held in Brussels. Pakistan and India agree on secretary-level talks.
Govt. plans to take GDP growth to 4.% by 2011-12.
18: The Ulema and Mashaikh of the country extend their wholehearted support to the government in its efforts to root out the menace of extremism and terrorism from the country. Cabinet abolishes Hajj discretionary quotas of VVIPs. EU offers $ 90 million aid, but no trade. Govt. bound to increase power tariff by 17%.
19: PM announces a package of more than Rs.24 billion for the capacity building and strengthening of Police and law enforcement agencies in NWFP. Government withdraws Carbon surcharge on CNG. President invites Belgian investment.
20: PM directs Public Sector offices to keep air conditioning off from 0800 to 1100 hours.
US congress okays $ 1.4 billion Pakistan aid.
Govt. agrees to 20% increase in salaries, pension
21: Income Tax measures to generate additional Rs. 43.4 billion. Govt. seeks site for windmill farms establishment.
24. India not a threat – Zardari.
25: Zardari gives water relief to Sindh.
27: No province will be deprived of water share – Gillani.
28: G-8 favors Pakistan-EU Trade liberalization.
25% regulatory duty on iron and steel exports withdrawn.
29: Indo-Pak talks sans Kashmir won’t deliver: PM.
30: Constitution will be democratized, vows Zardari.
Govt. allocates Rs. 40 billion export fund for textile sector.

1: PEPCO informs that on the directions of President, it has been providing electricity distribution infrastructure to IDPs on war footings.
First Vocational Training Course for IDPs of Malakand division completes today. Final assembling of JF – 17 Thunder begins at Kamra.
2: Militancy will be wiped out completely: Zardari. Cabinet orders strict financial discipline to Ministries.
3: The government of Pakistan signs two agreements with the World Bank amounting to US$134.68 million for financing projects in different sectors. 33 injured in Pindi suicide blast. Govt to set up cement ethanol plants in Tribal Areas – Zardari.
4: Gillani snubs calls for new provinces. 26 killed in military chopper crash.
5: Speedy justice can ensure good governance. Gwadar EPZ industries get 10 –years tax exemption. PM directs Ministry & Petroleum to finalize energy plan.
6: President, on the advice of the PM, institutes the Honour of Hilal-i-Eisar to be conferred on various cities whose citizens rendered meritorious services for accommodating and helping the IDPs of Swat and other affected areas.
7: Zardari for repeal of 17th amendment, 58(2b). PPP CEC suggests balance of PM-President powers. Special constitutional Package for Northern Areas soon: Kaira.
8: NAVTEC releases Rs.387.45 million for setting up Vocational Training Institutes in tehsils. POL prices cut on SC orders. Gillani orders Pakistan Post’s re-organization. Committee formed to ensure completion of IPPs by end of 2009.
9: Federal Minister for Defence and Labor announces the regularization of the services of 4000 employees of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Local Government elections postponed.
10: IDPs to return form 13th: PM
11: Tough choices made to save Pakistan: PM
12: IMF links release of $ 840 million with power subsidy.
13: Return of the IDPs starts from today. System neither Presidential nor Parliamentary: Gillani. Judicial Policy can be reviewed: CJP.
14: The ECC decides to exempt GST on the ethanol component of Ethanol-100 blended fuel in the country. $ 840 million loan
12 killed in Mian Channu house explosion.
World must help us otherwise no one will be safe: Zardari.
ITP to get 5% quota in housing schemes: Malik.
16: The Guinness Book of World Records has certified the World Record of maximum plantation set by the Ministry of Environment of Pakistan near Ketti Bander District Thatta.
17: 17th amendment, 58(2b), CoD to figure in as Zardari calls on Nawaz.
18: SC clears Nawaz in plane hijacking case.
20: 3,500 MW to be added to national grid: PEPCO
21: EU hopes Indo-Pak composite dialogue will resume soon.
22: CJP endorses Feb. 2008 polls.
No differences with Zardari – Gillani. SBP to provide Rs. 215 million under ISF to strengthen micro-finance institutions.
23: Gillani orders more oil, gas supply for power plants. SC summons Musharraf. $165 million additional US aid for IDPs announced. Holbrook calls Kayani, Pasha.
24: Zardari and Gillani seek access to EU markets while talking to a French Minister..
The Federal Minister for Commerce orders to regularize all those temporary and contingency employees of Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) and those who worked for 5 years in the organization.
PM orders devising National Livestock and Dairy Development Policy. PC board decides to offer shares to SOE’s employees.
25: President of Pakistan reconstitutes the National Finance Commission of Pakistan.
26: PM approves Rs.34.283 million for the provision of electricity to villages of Tehsil Bhag, Balochistan.
27: Pakistan missions abroad collect US$619.83 million for IDPs. Gillani-Shahbaz vow to repeal 17th amendment. Govt. imposes complete ban on smoking at public places. Electricity cuts feed anarchy across the country. Musharraf says he didn’t do anything wrong
28: 3000 flats to be built for capital police.
Govt. would generate 1,988 MW from rental Power Plants by Dec. 2009, Minister for Water and Power.
29: Gillani approves proposals to redress Baloch grievances.
ECC grants Rs. 7 billion for Jacobabad airbase up gradation
30: SC seeks report on terror attacks during 2007 emergency rule. Gillani approves another Rs. 1.25 billion for IDPs. Pakistan looking beyond P-22 frigate: Navel Chief. NWFP orders removal of Afghan prayer leaders. Pakistan’s oil production drops by 6%, gas up 0.5%. 2 power generation units to arrive before December. Poverty reduced by 13% in PPAF targeted areas (Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund)
31: Pakistani Canadian community raises C$70,000.00 for Swat.
Supreme Court, in its landmark decision, declares November 3rd 2007 action unconstitutional and illegal. Musharraf cannot be tried for treason. Pak navy gets F-22P Frigates from China. Wind-powered Island sets an example for Pakistan. Development of energy, transport system discussed at moot in Dushanbe, Zardari participated.


1: President reconstitutes the Council of Common Interests (CCI).
2: Seven Christians burnt alive in Gojra riots. Council of Common Interest reconstituted.
3: Sufi Mohammad charged with treason terrorism.
4: Govt. decides to extend date for Green CNG Ricshaws Scheme to December.
5: President World Bank, Robert B.Zoelick declares BISP as a transparent public programme that is non-partisan and is designed for reducing poverty across Pakistan.
6: Ministry of Environment and Rural Support Programme Network (RSPN) sign an MOU for facilitation in implementing domestic biogas.
7: Labour Minister Khurshid Shah has said that all politically victimized government workers to be reinstated at the earliest.
8: President Zardari has said that the government will ensure rehabilitation of Malakand region.
9: IMF approves extra 3.2 billion dollars for Pakistan.
10: President launches the “Special Persons-Special Cards” scheme describing it as a far-reaching initiative to address the needs of disabled and special persons.
Canada announces additional C$25 million for IDPs.
11: ECC directs USC to sell sugar at Rs.38 per kg. during Ramadan.
12: President announces to grant special remission in the sentences of prisoners on the Independence Day.
President approved changes in FCR.
Federal Cabinet approves the first-ever five-year Textile Policy of Pakistan.
13: First-ever Textile Policy Sets 25 billion dollars export target.
14: 62nd Independence Day of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan celebrated
15: PM inaugurates the 225 MW Atlas Power Plants.
16: The President has advised the Sindh government to increase limit of land allotment for landless female farmers.
17: Govt. decides to build peace tower in memory of Martyrs who sacrificed lives in fight against terrorism.
18: “National Tree Planting Day” celebrated today, for the first time in the history of Pakistan.
19: Govt. announces new sugar prices – 48 rupees per kg for Sindh and Baluchistan and 49.75 rupees per kg for Punjab and NWFP.
20: About 1.3 million IDPs have returned home safely.

21: Information Minister inaugurates Public Media Resource Bank in PID, Islamabad.
22: Overseas Pakistanis could get representation in Parliament- NA told.
23: The Govt decides to reduce GST on sugar by 50%.
24: Pakistan Railways announces 20% cut in fares.
25: The standard and Poor’s (S&P) has raised Pakistan’s sovereign rating by one notch to ‘B’ minus.
26: Federal cabinet to discuss cut in foreign tours.
27: The Federal Cabinet approves 2250 MW rental power projects.
28: NFC forms committees on vertical and horizontal distribution of resources.
29: Pakistan seeks Rs. 28 billion from US for Power subsidy.
30: The Cabinet approves self rule for Northern Areas.
31: 16 police recruits killed in Mingora suicide attack.


1: President orders launch of programme to empower women.
2: The Govt. signs an agreement of $230 million loan with the ADB to improve national highways.
ECNEC approves 20 projects worth Rs.38 billion.
3: Religious Affairs Minister survives attempt on life.
4: ECNEC approves revival of Karachi Circular Railways
6: Govt. to construct Bara multipurpose dam in FATA.
7: 33 militants killed in Khyber Agency.
8: The Govt. of Sindh and the Engro Power Generation Ltd sign an agreement for generating 1,000 MW of electricity from Thar Coal.
The Govt. of Pakistan sets aside Rs.12 billion for the uplift of Gilgit-Baltistan. Gilgit-Baltistan given financial, judicial administrative powers.
9: Education policy aims at 86% literacy rate by 2015
10: 7 % of GDP for education till 2015
11: 6 foreigners among 21 Taliban killed in Swat
13: Gunship Helicopter kills 22 Taliban in Tirah
15: 18 women die in Karachi during free food stampede
16 36 Sino-Pak MOUs signed in one year: Zardari
18: Govt approves Rs 7.5 billion for construction of Gawadar International Airport
19: 30 killed in Kohat blast
21: Pak, UK to set up task force on education
24: Pakistan’s economic crisis eases in 2009: ADB
25: Twin suicide attacks kill 23 in Peshawar
29: Cabinet approves National Drinking Water Policy
30: Drone strikes, Jets kill 16 miscreants


1: Pakistan Navy acquires ASW helicopters from China.
2: Stock scheme for workers of public entities launched.
5: Pakistan Railways signs for modern signaling system on Bin Qasim to Mirpur Mathelo. Government reached an agreement with the Ittehad-Tanzeemat-i-Madaris Pakistan (ITMP) for setting up a regulatory authority for seminaries.
6: Suicide bomber targets WFP office in Islamabad, five killed.
7: Pakistan has been elected as one of the Vice Presidents of UNESCO General Conference. ECC restores intervention price policy for all crops.
8: Pakistan, Morocco ink treaty to avoid double taxation. Pakistan is world’s largest CNG user.
9: PM approves setting up of a Cadet College in Kalat. Disaster response system needs to be strengthened: Gillani.
10: 48 killed in Peshawar suicide bombing.
11: GHQ attacked.
12: PM takes politicians on board over US aid.
13: Pakistan and Korea sign an MOU regarding textile cooperation and assistance. Suicide bomber kills 41 in Shangla.
14: First F-16 for PAF unveiled.
16: Lahore strikes back, 8 killed.
17: 15 killed in Peshawar CIA suicide bombing.
18: Pak-US officials to work on energy crisis.
19: 60 Taliban killed as security forces advance in South Waziristan Agency.
20: Federal Tax Ombudsman recommends tax relief for senior citizens. Pakistan Remittance Initiative unveils new scheme.
21: Students terrorized, attack on Islamic University.
23: Pakistan and Malaysia sign an MOU to hold business and investment gala in Kuala Lumpur next year. Gillani resolves to defeat terrorism, attract investment. Brigadier driver killed in Islamabad.
24: APWA-UK donates 55000 airline cabin blankets for PM’s Relief Fund for the displaced persons. 8 killed in Kamra suicide bombing.
25: US may invest $ 500 million in Pakistan energy sector.
26: Pak-Turkey set up ‘high level cooperation Council’ to boost strategic cooperation.
29: Bloodbath in Peshawar, 105 killed.
30: Provinces agree on criteria for resource distribution.
31: 14 Taliban, two soldiers killed in South Waziristan.


1: PM announces Martyr Fund for Police.
3: Committee on austerity measures finalizes recommendations. 35 dies in Pindi terror attack.
4: NA body finalizes provisions of law on Accountability.
5: Wattoo asks car makers to cut prices in 10 days.
6: 3.7 billion dollars received as Foreign Direct Investment during 2008-09.
7: cooperation agreement between Pakistan and Cuba signed for the establishment of a joint commission. Zardari has said that 17th amendment will be repealed by March.
8: 2500 MW to be added to National Grid soon, says Minister for Water and Power.
9: Millers agree to double sugar supply.
10: The government of Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sign three loan agreements. Markets to get 4000 metric tones of sugar daily.
11: Suicide car bomb kills 32 in Charseddah.
12: NCA Bill tabled in National Assembly.
13: Gillani takes Nawaz into confidence over Baluchistan Package.
14: Terrorists strike ISI office in Peshawar.
16: Govt. Supplies 450,000 one-kilo sugar bags to Sunday Bazars.
17: President extends anti terrorism (Amendment) Ordinance 2009 to PATA of NWFP. ECC allows open sale of sugar at USC outlets @ Rs.38/kg. OGRA authorized to determine oil prices on its own.
18: PM forms committee on Transparency International Report.
19: Pakistan has better literacy ratio than India, says UN Fund for Population Report.
20: Suicide bomber kills 20 outside Peshawar court.
21: Govt. working to provide healthcare at grassroots: PM.
22: Senate Body for stepping up efforts for Dr. Afia’s release.
23: Syed Naveed Qamar orders immediate release and reinstatement of SNGPL employees.
24: Federal Govt. unveils 39-point “Aghaz-e-Haqooq-Balochistan”. First JF-17 Thunder handed over to PAF. The government of Japan has extended an amount of Yen three billion as Non Project Grant Aid in order to supplement economic structural adjustment of Pakistan.
26: General Kiyani offers blank cheque to NWFP Police.
27: President divests himself of powers as Chairman NCA. Plan devised to improved productivity by 25%.
28: President promulgates 28 ordinances before their expiry on November, 28. On the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, the President and the Prime Minister have urged peace and harmony in the country.


1: US offer enhanced military and civilian cooperation for Pakistan.
2: Government decides to induct 28 more judges in Lahore High Court.
3: NADRA distributes Rs. 8.45 billion among IDP’s from Swat and Tribal Areas.
4: Government plans a project costing 115 million for lining of the Rohri Canal, Dadu
in Sindh
5: 36 Namazis killed as Taliban target Masjid in Rawalpindi.
6: Prime Minister Gillani announces to monitor the implementation of Baluchistan
package by himself
7: President promulgates two ordinances: One for establishment of NDU and other for establishment of Institute of Space Technology.
8: Bomb blasts kill 38 in Lahore and Peshawar.
9: President seeks full membership for Shingai Cooperation Organization (SCO) for Pakistan.
10: Government plans Animal Welfare Law to mark Human Rights Day.
11: Hamesh Khan arrested in U.S.
President and PM felicitate nation on NFC Award Consensus.
12: Consensus on NFC Award after 13 years.
13: President Zardari says Government wants reconciliation with Baluch
14: Two-day polio drive starts.
15: President orders preparation of counter-terrorism strategy
Qamar Zaman Kaira presents budget of AJ&k council
Qamar Zaman Kaira presents budget of AJ&k council
16: Suicide attack outside Khoso’s house kills 33.
Pakistan re-elected as the auditor of the UN’s Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
17: Supreme Court strikes down NRO.
The Government of Japan signs an agreement with United Nations.
Development Program (UNDP) to provide US$12 million to facilitate peace
building and economic recovery of conflict-affected areas of Pakistan
President administers oath to Justice® Rana Bhagwandas as Chairman FPSC
18: Clerics belonging to various schools of thought declare suicide attacks un-Islamic.
Pakistan and Malaysia sign two MOUs in Halal Sector
19: Pakistan likely to receive a total of 859 million dollars under Kerry-Lugar Act by December 31st
20: NDMA to strengthen District Disaster Management.
21: Sindh government to finance Rs. 2 billion Digital System for Karachi.
22: The Govt.of Pakistan signs two Financing Agreements worth grant of Euros 25
million with the KFW Development Bank of Germany.
23: Taliban attack Press Club in Peshawar.
24: IMF approves 1.2 billion dollars to Pakistan.
25: Suicide blast kills 5 in Peshawar.
26: PM calls Pay and Pension’ Commission meeting today.
27: 26 injured in Karachi blast.
28: Blast in Muharram procession kills 43 and injures 86.
29: The Prime Minister inaugurates labour colony in Gawadar.
The President inaugurates Larkana-Khairpur Bridge on River Indus.
30 7th NFC Award signed in Gawadar

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