Pakistan, Urdu - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Which landmark bill was recently approved unanimously by the Pakistani parliamentary panel?

a. Hindu Succession Bill
b. Hindu Property Bill
c. Hindu Marriage Bill
d. Hindu Legal Bill
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Hindu Marriage Bill

For the first time in decades, the Hindu minority community in Pakistan will have a marriage law. The parliamentary panel has approved the Hindu Marriage Bill. National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice approved the final draft of the bill. 5 Hindu lawmakers were specially invited for this draft. After making amendments in that minimum age of marriage is 18 and law is applicable for the whole nation, the bill was unanimously adopted by the committee.

2)   On 2nd Aug’15, which country released 163 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture?

a. Sri Lanka
b. China
c. Pakistan
d. Iran
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Pakistan

A Sindh government official said the detained fishermen were set free as a goodwill gesture following the last month's meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Russia.

3)   In Pakistan, the chief of banned outfit Malik Ishaq has been killed in an encounter with the police in Punjab province. He was the
chief of which group?

a. Jaish-e-Jihaad
b. Lashkar-i-Jhangvi
c. Lashkar-e-Taiba
d. Al-Qaida
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Lashkar-i-Jhangvi

Ishaq was on a US list of global terrorists and the group he founded has claimed responsibility for the deaths of hundreds of civilians. The police said Ishaq's two sons and eleven top members of the group linked to al-Qaeda were also killed in the encounter in Muzaffargarh district. Ishaq has been accused of masterminding dozens of attacks against the minority Shia community.

4)   Name the award announced by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the deceased ambassadors of Norway and Philippines and deceased wives of ambassadors of Malaysia and Indonesia?

a. Shaheed-e-Azam
b. Shaheed-e-Mulk
c. Sitara-e-Pakistan
d. None of these
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Sitara-e-Pakistan

No explanation is available for this question!

5)   In which country 17 prisoners were hanged in various jails on 21st Apr’15 - that became the highest number of executions in the country?

a. Afghanistan
b. Pakistan
c. Saudi Arabia
d. Egypt
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Pakistan

Initially executions were limited to terrorism offences but on March 10 the government decided to implement death penalty in all cases following the Peshawar school massacre on December 17 last year.

6)   Name the political party of Pakistan that decided to join parliament after almost seven months of absence from the National Assembly and provincial assemblies of Punjab and Sindh?

a. Awami National Party
b. Pakistan People's Party
c. Tehreek-e-Insaf
d. Pakistan Awami Tehreek
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Tehreek-e-Insaf

Chairman Imran Khan said, they have decided to attend the joint session of Parliament on 6th Apr’15 to present the party’s point of view on very important Yemen Issue.

7)   The Pakistan Government approved the formation of a judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in general elections that were comprehensively won by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's (PML-N) and led to months of political tension in the country. In which year were the general elections held in the Pakistan?

a. 2015
b. 2014
c. 2013
d. 2012
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 2013

President Mamnoon Hussain issued the ordinance for the setting up of the commission following an agreement between the government and the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on the 20th of last month after months of hectic parleys.