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Islamic Republic of Pakistan
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Location  Asia
Capital  Islamabad
Area  796,095 sq km
Population  207,862,518
"A trouble shared is a trouble halved"
(Proverb/Quote of the Week)

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January 1

  • Pakistan became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), an organization commenced to deal with the rules of trade between nations, on 1 January 1995.

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  • Pakistani reporter Asad Hashim was named as the winner of the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize on 14 January 2019 for his coverage of the plight of ethnic Pashtuns and blasphemy issues in his native Pakistan.

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  • Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali was named as the ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year on 18 January 2018.[1]

January 19

  • Pakistan Army on 19 January 2016 conducted a successful Flight Test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) “Ra’ad”. The Ra’ad ALCM, with a range of 350 Km, enables Pakistan to achieve air delivered strategic standoff capability on land and at sea.

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  • Former Pakistani cricketer and current politician Imran Khan on 22 January 2013 was named Asia’s Person of the Year 2012 based on a reader poll conducted by the Asia Society.[2]

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  • Pakistan on 26 February 2014 unveiled its first ever counter-terrorism policy after battling a homegrown Islamist insurgency for more than a decade, ending years of waiting for a set of unified rules of engagement for terrorism.
  • Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Saving Face won an Oscar at the 84th Academy Awards under the Documentary (Short Subject) category in 2012.[3]

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  • Pakistani film A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness directed by local filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won the Academy Award for best short documentary at the 88th Academy Awards on 28 February 2016.[4]

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  • Rubina Ranas Street in Greenland in Gamle Oslo, Norway was named after Rubina Rana, a Pakistani Norwegian politician for the Norwegian Labour Party, on 3 March 2006. It was for the first time a non-Western immigrant was honored by a street named after her in Norway for her dedication in local politics.

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  • Pakistani women’s rights advocate Tabassum Adnan was honored with the 2015 International Women of Courage Award by the United States Department of State at a presentation ceremony in Washington.

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  • Pakistani human rights activist Shad Begum was honored with the 2012 International Women of Courage Award by the United States Department of State for her initiatives to empower local women in the extremely conservative district of Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • Ghulam Sughra of Pakistan was presented with the 2011 International Women of Courage Award at a ceremony on 8 March 2011 for her structured attempts to create community savings funds and raising awareness of education, health, human rights, and social development issues.

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  • Pakistan's elected government completed its full five-year term on 16 March 2013, the first in the country's turbulent history to do so, a country that has faced three military coups and persistent political turmoil.[5]

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  • Pakistan clinched their second Asia Cup cricket tournament beating Bangladesh by 2 runs in a nerve-wracking final on 22 March 2012.[6]

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  • Pakistan won the 1992 fifty-overs Cricket World Cup by 22 runs. In a thrilling final Pakistan played England and won the world cup for the first time.[7]

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  • Renowned educationalist Parveen Kassim from Pakistan earned the Global Educators’ award for her inspiring initiatives to promote and teach peace within the classrooms at the 7th Annual United Nations Conference on Teaching Peace and Human Rights on 30 March 2012.

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  • A team of International researchers and Pakistani scientists have used data from atomic bomb tests conducted during the Cold War in order to accurately age the world's biggest fish, the Whale Sharks. The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science on 6 April 2020.[8]

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April 10

  • United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 10 April 2017 designated Pakistani children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education.
  • NASA’s Amy Mainzer on 10 April 2015 named an asteroid, 316201 Malala, she discovered after 17-year-old Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist Malala Yousafzai.[9]

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  • Muhammad Inam of Pakistan won gold in Men's Freestyle 86 kg Wrestling at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
  • Pakistan and South Korea on 14 April 2014 signed several agreements on expanding bilateral trade, cooperation in industrial and energy sectors.[10]
  • Pakistani journalist Umar Cheema was presented with the Tully Center Free Speech Award on 14 April 2011 at the Syracuse University in New York, United States for his brave journalism amidst violence and repeated intimidation.[11]

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  • Pakistani Prime Minster Imran Khan was named on Time magazine's 100 most influential people list on 17 April 2019.[12]

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  • Pakistan was elected as a member of United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for a three-year term on 20 April 2021.
  • Pakistan was elected as a member of United Nations (UN) Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) and the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) for a three-year term on 20 April 2021.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping on 20 April 2015 signed agreements with Pakistan promising investment of $46bn aimed at establishing a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor between Pakistan's southern Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea and China's Western Xinjiang region.[13]

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  • Pakistan's Habib Metropolitan Bank Ltd won the Asian Development Bank Trade Finance Program (TFP) award on 23 April 2015 for their role in supporting trade in the region.[14]

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  • Pakistani doctor Amjad Hussain was inducted into the Medical Mission Hall of Fame, an award that recognizes medical professionals who have made significant and substantial contributions to the medical well-being of people around the world, on 28 April 2012 in Toledo, Ohio.

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  • Pakistan on 3 May 2024 launched its first Lunar Mission, iCube-Q, on board China’s Long March-5 rocket that blasted off from the Wencheng Space Launch Center on Hainan Island.

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  • Pakistan's first-ever solar energy project was inaugurated on 5 May 2015 in Bhawalpur district of Punjab province. The inauguration of the 100 megawatt (MW) unit of Quaid-e -Azam Solar Park is a step forward to provide relief to people in the country plagued by power shortages.

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  • Pakistan's parliament on 8 May 2018 passed a law guaranteeing basic rights for transgender citizens and outlawing discrimination by both employers and private business owners, a move hailed as historic.

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  • Young Pakistani students Mehwish Ghafoor and Ambreen Bibi won Third Place Grand Award at the 2011 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the United States. They demonstrated the use of Nanotechnology to clean polluted water. The award was announced in Los Angeles, California on May 13, 2011.[15]

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  • Pakistani film director Ali Abbasi won the Un Certain Regard prize at the 71st Cannes Film Festival on 19 May 2018 for his film GRÄNS.[16]
  • Samina Baig, a 21-year-old native of Shimshal village in Hunza valley, became the first Pakistani woman to scale Mount Everest on 19 May 2013. Baig completed the climb to the summit with her 29-year-old brother Mirza Ali, who became the third and youngest Pakistani male to scale the mountain.

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May 27

  • The United Nations awarded two fallen peacekeepers from Pakistan posthumously with the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal on 27 May 2021.[17]

May 28

  • Pakistan conducted its first nuclear test in the Chagai Hills, Balochistan, Pakistn on May 28, 1998. This operation was named Chagai-I by Pakistan and with that Pakistan became the seventh country in the world to successfully develop and test nuclear weapon.[18]

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  • Pakistan and Nigeria signed a number of agreements on 10 June 2014 to boost bilateral trade from less than $100 million to $1 billion within the next five years. The agreements will cover agriculture, industrial cooperation and cultural exchanges between the two countries.[19]

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  • Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (AKPBS), an agency for rural and urban planning, from Pakistan won the International Gold Prize at the 2011 Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy on 16 June 2011. AKPBS was awarded for their innovative Building and Construction Improvement Programme (BACIP).

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  • Pakistan beat India by 180 runs to win the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy 2017 final at The Oval in London.[20]
  • Engro Foods Limited from Pakistan was presented with the G20 Challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation award on 18 June 2012 by the Group of 20. The G20 Challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation recognizes businesses with innovative, scalable, and commercially viable ways of working with low-income people in developing countries.[21]

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  • Pakistan won the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 World Cup on 21 June 2009 in an exciting finish when Sri Lanka's total of 138-6 was overhauled with eight balls remaining and with the loss of only 2 wickets.[22]

June 22

  • Salman Ahmad of Pakistan received the Queen's Young Leaders Award on 22 June 2015 from Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth for his work to encourage young men and women to become more involved in enterprise.[23]

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  • Syed Faizan Hussain of Pakistan received the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Award for using technology to create solutions to health problems in his community.

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  • The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), on 3 July 2012, announced that the Markhor – a majestic wild goat species – is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to conservation efforts.[24]

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July 5

  • Pakistan and China signed eight agreements on 5 July 2013 in the presence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. The agreements include establishment of an economic corridor between Pakistan and China‚ construction and establishment of 2000 MW coal power plant‚ and a solar power project in Punjab, among others.

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  • Pakistan successfully launched two satellites, PRSS-1 and PakTES-1A, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on 9 July 2018.

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  • Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the terrorists for campaigning for girls' education, was honored at the United Nations (UN) as education icon on 12 July 2013 on her 16th birthday. UN welcomed more than 500 young people from over 85 countries to be part of this momentous day – now called Malala Day – to underline the right to a quality education even in the most difficult circumstances.[25]

July 13

  • The first ever land-based cross border optical fiber project between Pakistan and China was inaugurated on 13 July 2018, a significant digital achievement under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

July 14

  • Pakistan's first group of female paratroopers completed their training on 14 July 2013, the military announced, hailing it as a "landmark achievement".[26]

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  • Pakistani journalist Zaffar Abbas was awarded the 2019 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) for his extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom.[27]

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  • Hamza Khan of Pakistan won the World Junior Squash title defeating Egypt’s Mohamed Zakaria 3-1 in a thrilling match in Melbourne, Australia on 23 July 2023. Pakistan won the title after 37 years since Jansher Khan's win in 1986.[28]

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  • A group of six Pakistani climbers scaled the world's second highest peak, the 8611-meter-tall mountain known as K-2 situated close to Pakistan's northern border with China, on 25 July 2014.[29]

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  • Muhammad Nooh Dastagir Butt became the first athlete from Pakistan to win a Gold medal for the country in the 109kg plus category of the Weightlifting competition at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
  • Shawana Shah of Pakistan won the Conviction Award at the 2016 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards for her work to end gender-based violence.

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  • Pakistan’s first Communications Satellite PAKSAT-1R, as a part of Pakistan’s Space Program 2040, was launched on 11 August 2011 on board China’s Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre.[30]

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  • Pakistani development worker Muhammad Amjad Saqib, who founded one of the largest microfinance institutions in Pakistan, servicing millions of families, won the prestigious 2021 Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as Asia's equivalent to Nobel Prize.[31]


September 1

  • Researchers from Pakistan and their international colleagues have discovered archaeological sites in the Nefud Desert of Saudi Arabia associated with the remains of ancient lakes formed when periods of increased rainfall transformed the region into grassland, as reported in the journal Nature on 1 September 2021.[32]

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  • Athlete Haider Ali made history on 3 September 2021 by winning a gold medal in the discus throw competition at the Tokyo Paralympics Games, becoming the first Pakistani to do so.[33]

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  • Pakistan and India signed new visa deal on 8 September 2012 aimed at easing travel between the two countries. The move is part of efforts to improve ties between Islamabad and New Delhi which were badly damaged in 2008 when gunmen attacked Mumbai in India.[34]

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  • Pakistani student Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nadeem was awarded the Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for her work in enhancing 5G Wireless Systems on 11 September 2018.[35]

September 12

  • Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam was crowned ICC Men’s Player of the Month on 12 September 2023 and became the first men’s player to win the award on three separate occasions, after previous triumphs in April 2021 and March 2022.[36]

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  • Pakistani schoolgirl and education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai was presented the Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2013. The award recognizes individuals who have promoted and enhanced the cause of human rights through their life and by example.

September 18

  • Hadiqa Bashir, a 13-year-old from the Khyber Province of Pakistan, was honored with the 2015 Muhammad Ali International Humanitarian Award in the USA for her conviction in dedicating her young life to the advocacy of women’s and girl’s rights against forced child marriage in Pakistan.[37]

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  • Pakistan clinched the women’s Twenty20 cricket gold medal at the Asian Games on 26 September 2014 by defeating spirited Bangladesh in a rain-affected final by 4 runs.[38]

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  • Pakistani student scientist Muhammad Shaheer Niazi have generated, for the first time in the world, a visual presentation of Electric Honeycomb, a phenomenon when certain kinds of electrically charged particles travel between a pointy electrode and a flat one but bump into a puddle of oil along the way. The study was published in the Royal Society Open Science journal on 4 October 2017.[39]

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  • On 9 October 2012, Pakistan became the first country in South Asia to introduce the pneumococcal vaccine to protect children against pneumonia.

October 10

  • Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzay and Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. At the age of just 17, Malala became the youngest ever recipient of the prize.[40]
  • Pakistani teenage girl Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, won the European Union's annual human rights award, Sakharov human rights prize, on 10 October 2013.[41]

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  • The United Nations (UN) General Assembly voted to elect Pakistan as a new Human Rights Council (HRC) member for three years on 13 October 2020.
  • Pakistani musician Momina Mustehsan was included in the BBC global list of 100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017.

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  • Professor Abdus Salam from Pakistan jointly (with Professor Sheldon L. Glashow and Professor Steven Weinberg from US) won the 1979 Nobel Prize in physics for their contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles, including inter alla the prediction of the weak neutral current.[42]

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  • Pakistan was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on 16 October 2017 for a 3-year term starting on 1 January 2018.[43]

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  • Benazir Bhutto was elected as the Prime Minister of Pakistan on October 19, 1993 for the second time. Earlier she was Prime Minister from 2 December 1988 to 6 August 1990. She was the first woman Prime Minister or Head of Government of a Muslim country.[44]

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  • After months of hectic campaigning, Pakistan was elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, the world body’s power centre, on 21 October 2011 pledging to make its contribution in meeting the challenges facing the international community.

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  • Pakistan's first metro line, the 27km (17-mile) Orange Line, opened to passengers in Lahore on 25 October 2020 which is expected to reduce a two-and-a-half-hour bus journey around Lahore to 45 minutes by metro.

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  • Wasif Farooq of Pakistan was awarded the 2016 Green Talent prize by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for his research focus on the integration of micro-algal biotechnology with fossil fuel based power plants for improved CO2 capture in biofuel production.[45]
  • Pakistan was elected as a council member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on 27 October 2014 for four years from the East Asia & Australasia region. ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies.

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  • The China-Pakistan Horticulture Research and Demonstration Centre (CPHRDC), a collaboration between Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) and the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), was unveiled on 2 November 2022.

November 3

  • Pakistan cricket team achieved their first Test series win over Australia in 20 years with a thumping 356-run win in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on 3 November 2014, taking the two-match series 2-0.

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  • Professor Shahida Hasnain of Pakistan received the 2017 Carlos J. Finlay UNESCO Prize for Microbiology at the 39th session of the General Conference of UNESCO for her research initiatives in environmental, agricultural and medical microbiology.[46]

November 7

  • Farhat Sajjad and Farhat Asif of Pakistan won the 2017 N-Peace Awards for their respective initiatives with Education and Peace.

November 8

  • Pakistan and China on 8 November 2014 signed 19 agreements and Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) to further boost the bilateral ties between the two countries in various fields, including energy and basic infrastructure sectors.[47]

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  • Pakistan was elected on the United Nations Human Rights Council on 12 November 2012 for a three-year term. The council was created by the UN General Assembly in 2006 as the main human rights body of the UN.

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  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved combined loan assistance of nearly $1.4 billion for two programs that will help Pakistan resolve some of the key issues in the power sector, allowing it to lift growth, boost incomes, and cut poverty, as announced on 20 November 2015.[48]
  • Pakistani campaigner for girls' education Malala Yousafzai received the 2013 European Union Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought at a ceremony in Strasbourg.[49]
  • Pakistan, Afghanistan and the International Security Assistance Force, a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, signed an agreement on 20 November 2012 to improve near border coordination. Under the border coordination agreement, both sides will inform each other if any of them conduct military operations or any other activity within a radius of four kilometers in their respective border area in order to avoid any border tensions.[50]

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  • Umar Cheema, a Pakistani reporter, was one of the recipients of the Committee to Protect Journalists' 21st Annual International Press Freedom Awards. Umar was awarded at a ceremony on 22 November 2011 for his bold coverage of politics, national security, and corruption.[51]

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  • Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, an outspoken activist against sexual violence, on 24 November 2020 was included in BBC's annual list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world.

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  • The Pakistan Football Federation was named the inaugural AFC ‘Aspiring’ Member Association of the Year on 26 November 2013 by the Asian Football Confederation. The prestigious award was given in recognition of its professional administration and governance as well its exceptional contribution to the development and promotion of the game at all levels within their country.[52]

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December 1

  • Pakistani human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud was named as one of the world's top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy, a Washington-based prestigious magazine of global politics, economics and ideas, on 1 December 2015 for creating a safe space in an illiberal society.
  • Pakistani women made history as they competed in the Kabaddi World Cup started on 1 December 2013 -- the first time the conservative Muslim country has ever fielded an international women's team in the sport.

December 2

  • Pakistan’s Mohammad Asif defeated England’s Gary Wilson in the final to win the IBSF World Snooker Championship on 2 December 2012 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Asif won the title for his country after 18 years.[53]
  • Benazir Bhutto was elected as the Prime Minister of Pakistan on December 2, 1988 for the first time. She was the first woman Prime Minister or Head of Government of a Muslim country.[44]

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  • Pakistan and India sealed an agreement on 14 December 2012 to ease tough visa restrictions for travellers as the nuclear-armed neighbors move slowly to rebuild relations that soured in 2008 when Pakistani militants attacked India's financial capital.[54]

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  • Late Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir was awarded the UN Human Rights Prize for 2018 in recognition of her outstanding initiatives for human rights.

December 19

  • Pakistan on 19 December 2014 became the formal associate member of CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research, bagging an opportunity for its scientists and engineers to benefit from scientific expertise at the prestigious institution.[55]

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  • Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq won the 2016 International Cricket Council (ICC) Spirit of Cricket Award.[56]

December 23

  • Pakistan and Russia on 23 December 2014 signed an energy deal worth USD 1.7 billion to lay a gas pipeline from Karachi to Lahore.[57]

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  • PAC-PAD 1, an Android-powered tablet computer built by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, was inaugurated along with other commercial electronic products on 29 December 2011.[58]

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