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हिंदी करंट अफेयर्स प्रश्नोत्तरी 2018 के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें.

Pakistan’s civilian govt completes 5-year term for the first time

It was a historic milestone for the people of Pakistan as its Lower House — the National Assembly — and Pakistan People’s Party-led coalition government both completed a full 5-year term. This is a first such achievement in the 66-years of the nation’s existence. The National Assembly was dissolved late at night. With the dissolution, the current government is to step down, creating path for a caretaker set-up.

Elections are expected by mid-May, making them the first elections followed by a democratic transition ever under civilian watch in Pakistan.

There is impasse b/w the government and the opposition over who will be the caretaker Premier.

What does the Constitution of Pakistan say?

As per Article 224 of the Constitution, both sides have 3 days after the Assembly’s dissolution to come to an agreement, failing which the matter will automatically go to the 8-member parliamentary committee. If the committee also fails to reach a consensus, it will be up to the Election Commission to select a caretaker Prime Minister.


India vote against Sri Lanka on human rights issue; stresses on reconciliation at UNHRC

In the 22nd session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) during the adoption of the Report of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva, Indian government, under pressure by DMK to vote against Sri Lanka on human rights issue, has stressed for action on issues like early progress towards reconciliation, apart from credible probe into alleged rights violations.

The government has been criticized for appreciating the Sri Lankan government for implementing India’s suggestions to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) Report and to promote trilingual policy.

In its statement India:

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