2020 in Pakistan

Events from the year 2020 in Pakistan.

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2020
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Pakistan

Centuries:
Decades:
See also:Other events of 2020
List of years in Pakistan

IncumbentsEdit

National governmentEdit

Photo Post Name
  President of Pakistan Arif Alvi
  Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed
  Chairman of the Senate Sadiq Sanjrani
  Speaker of the National Assembly Asad Qaiser
  Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan Sikandar Sultan Raja
  Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Nadeem Raza

Provincial governmentsEdit

Province Governor Chief Minister Party Government Type Chief Justice
Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai Jam Kamal Khan (until Oct 24 2021) Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo (Since 29 October 2021) BAP Collision Naeem Akhtar
Gilgit-Baltistan Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman (until 18 August): Khalid Khurshid (starting 1 December) PML (N) (until 18 August): PTI (starting 1 December) Majority Muhammad Ajmal Gondal
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman Mahmood Khan PTI Majority Qaiser Rashid Khan (Peshawar High Court)
Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar Sardar Usman Buzdar PTI Collision Muhammad Ameer Bhatti (Lahore High Court)
Sindh Imran Ismail Syed Murad Ali Shah PPP Majority Ahmed Ali Sheikh

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

  • June 6 – Govt appoints Muhammad Sadiq as country's first special representative for Afghanistan.[11]
  • June 19 – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has quashed a presidential reference filed against Justice Qazi Faiz Esa.[11]
  • June 29 – Pakistan Stock Exchange attack - A mass shooting in Karachi left at least 8 people dead including 4 perpetrators.[12]
  • June 30 – Nigar Johar becomes the Pakistan Army's first female lieutenant general.[11]

JulyEdit

  • July 1 – Pakistan temporarily bans popular online game PUBG.[11]
  • July 3 – US donates 100 ventilators to support Pakistan's COVID-19 response.[11]
  • July 6 – PM Imran Khan inaugurates country's first ever indigenously made ventilators at National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) in Haripur.[11]
  • July 11 – Pakistan-born scientist Asifa Akhtar has become the first international female vice president of the biology and medicine section at Germany's prestigious Max Planck Society.[11]

8 July 23 – Pakistan at the 2020 Summer Olympics

  • July 29 – In terrorist attack, a soldier is killed at Bajaur security post.[13]

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

  • September 7 – Mohmand Marble Mine Incident - A mine disaster left at least 19 people dead and another 20 were injured.[18]
  • September 10 – PM Pakistan Launches "Roshan Digital Account" For Overseas Pakistanis.[19]

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

ArtsEdit

CinemaEdit

EconomyEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

13 September Zameer Akhter Naqvi (Islamic Scholar) died

NovemberEdit

  • 2 November - Hafiz Muhammad Durrab Zafar a young talented Boy from Sahiwal
  • 13 November 2020 Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth Judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan who Sentenced Death to Ex President of Pakistan General Musharraf.
  • 20 November - Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi (born 1966) Political party (Tahreek-e-labbaik Pakistan) millions of people attend the funeral of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi. (TJK) https://www.dawn.com/news/1591262
  • 25 November 2020 Muhammad Jadam Mangrio Politician Belongs to Pakistan Muslim League Functional

DecemberEdit

See alsoEdit

Country overviewsEdit

Related timelines for current periodEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pakistan to witness first lunar eclipse of 2020 tonight". Dawn. January 10, 2020.
  2. ^ "Pakistan declares national emergency over locust swarms". Deutsche Welle. 2 Feb 2020.
  3. ^ Bilal, Rana (February 12, 2020). "Hafiz Saeed sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for terror financing". Dawn. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 13, 2020. A Lahore anti-terrorism court convicted Jamatud Dawa leader Hafiz Saeed in two terror-financing cases on Wednesday [...] They were convicted under the Anti-Terrorism Act Section 11-F(2) — pertaining to membership, support and meetings relating to a proscribed organisation — and 11-N (punishment under Sections 11-H to 11-K)
  4. ^ "Lahore to Host final of psl 2020". Samaa TV. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Two coronavirus cases confirmed in Pakistan - Pakistan Today". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  6. ^ China to Send Ducks to Assist Pakistan in Fighting Against Locust Infestation Archived 2020-06-08 at the Wayback Machine, February 28, 2020 by Aiman Bilal.
  7. ^ "Pakistan to free elephant Kaavan after campaign by US singer Cher". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
  8. ^ "Pakistan to free elephant Kaavan after campaign by US singer Cher | Daily FT". www.ft.lk. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
  9. ^ "Pakistan plane crash: Pakistan plane with 107 on board crashes in residential area in Karachi; several feared dead | World News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  10. ^ Ellis-Petersen, Hannah (22 May 2020). "Pakistani passenger plane crashes near Karachi" – via The Guardian.
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  12. ^ "Four terrorists among eight gunned down in attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange". The Express Tribune. June 29, 2020.
  13. ^ "In terrorists attack Pak Army soldier martyred at Bajaur security post". July 29, 2020.
  14. ^ Hassan, Qazi; Ali, Imtiaz (August 5, 2020). "Nearly 40 injured in grenade attack on JI rally in Karachi". Dawn.
  15. ^ "At least 5 killed, 20 injured in powerful blast in Chaman". Dawn. 10 August 2020.
  16. ^ "At least five killed, 10 injured in Chaman blast". The Express Tribune. 10 August 2020.
  17. ^ "At least 5 killed, several injured in Chaman blast". Business Recorder. 10 August 2020.
  18. ^ Mohmand, Fauzee Khan (September 8, 2020). "10 killed in rockslide at Mohmand mines area". DAWN.COM.
  19. ^ Iqbal, Muhammad Asif (September 10, 2020). "PM Pakistan launches "Roshan Digital Account" for overseas Pakistanis".
  20. ^ a b c d Dawn.com, Naveed Siddiqui (October 15, 2020). "13 security personnel, 7 private guards martyred in two attacks in Ormara, North Waziristan". DAWN.COM.
  21. ^ "Blast kills at least 5 people in Karachi". Dawn. 21 October 2020.
  22. ^ "FBR seals jazz head office moments after serving tax notice for 25 billion". Dawn. 29 October 2020.
  23. ^ "Ex-minister Syed Ali Mardan Shah dies of cardiac arrest". DAWN. January 20, 2020.
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  25. ^ "Minister For Mineral Resources Mohammad Shafiq Passes". UrduPoint. 5 February 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  26. ^ "Prince Ata Muhammad of Attock passes away at age of 78". The News International, Pakistan. February 7, 2020. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  27. ^ "PCB mourns the passing of Waqar Hasan, the last surviving member of the first Test squad". Pakistan Cricket Board. February 10, 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  28. ^ "PPP MPA Shahnaz Ansari gunned down in Sindh village". The News International. February 16, 2020. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  29. ^ "Senior PTI Politician Naeem ul Haque Passes Away at the age of 70". Pakistan 24/7. February 15, 2020. Archived from the original on February 15, 2020. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
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  33. ^ "Comedian Amanullah passed away". BOL Network. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  34. ^ "Founding PPP member Mubashir Hasan passes away in Lahore". 14 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  35. ^ "Renowned TV host Tariq Aziz passes away at 84". Dawn.
  36. ^ "National Party chief Mir Hasil Bizenjo passes away in Karachi". Tribute.
  37. ^ "Former CM Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah's son passes away".
  38. ^ "Famous Saraiki folk singer Shafaullah Rokhri has died of a heart attack in Islamabad". Tribute.