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January 2020
January 02 - HBL becomes first Pakistani bank to get branch license in Beijing.
January 06 - Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan officially visited Pakistan.
January 06 - Hamza Khan wins British Junior Open squash championship.
January 07 - National Assembly passes Army Act Amendment 2020 bill.
January 07 - Former Election Commissioner Fukhruddin G. Ibraheem passed away in Karachi.
January 08 - Melbourne Stars pacer Haris Rauf took a hat-trick in the side’s Big Bash League against Sydney Thunder. He became the first bowler from the team to take three wickets in three balls.
January 10 - PM inaugurates Azakhel dry port in Nowshera.
January 10 - National Assembly of Pakistan passes Zainab Alert Bill for recovery of missing children.
January 16 - Major General Babar Iftikhar replaces Asif Ghafoor as new DG ISPR.
January 17 - Jabbar Bhatti became the 3rd Pakistani who has conquered the Mount Aconcagua.
January 19 - Ex Sindh minister Syed Ali Mardan Shah dies of cardiac arrest.
January 25 - Luari Sharif shrine unsealed after 36 years of closure in Sindh.
January 25 - COAS Gen Bajwa inaugurated Electronic Warfare (EW) and Ground Surveillance Radar (GSR) testing laboratories at the National Radio Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC), Haripur.
January 28 - Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Munaf dies at 84
January 30-31 - Pak-Africa Trade Development Conference 2020 held in Nairobi.
January 31 - Prime Minister Imran Khan on January 31, 2020 launched Ehsaas Kafalat Program to give stipend of Rs 2,000 each to 7m women.

February 2020
February 1 – The government declared a national emergency to protect crops and help farmers.
February 1 – Pakistani Female Army Officers awarded UN Medal for exemplary services in Congo.
February 15 – PTI Senior leader Naeem ul Haque died of cancer at the age of 70.
February 16 – PPP's Shahnaz Ansari assassinated in Naushahro Feroze.
February 16 – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres arrived in Pakistan on four days visit.
February 16 – Pakistan won Kabaddi World Cup 2020 beating India in Lahore.
February 18 – Pakistan conducted a successful flight test of Air Launched Cruise Missile “Ra’ad-II” with a range of 600 kilometers.
February 20 – Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 season 5th started.
February 26 – The first two cases of COVID-19 are reported in Pakistan.
February 27 – Pakistan to celebrates Surprise Day on 27 February as a tribute to the retaliatory attack by the PAF after India’s botched Balakot airstrike.

March 2020
March 03 - World Bank Commits $300 Million to Support Human Capital and Livelihoods in Pakistan.
March 06 - Famous Pakistani TV comedian Amanullah Khan died.
March 06 - Pakistani badminton star Mahoor Shahzad clinches career-best 138 rank.
March 09 - Pakistan listed 11th largest importer of major arms in the world by SIPRI.
March 11 - PAF’s Wing Commander Noman Akram embraced martyrdom in F-16 crash in Islamabad.
March 18 - Pakistan recorded it’s first COVID-19 death.
March 18 - Sialkot-Lahore Motorway formally opens for public.
March 19 - Pakistani Scientist Arif Goheer Elected As Chair Of UNFCCC's Consultative Group Of Experts.
March 22 - UN World Happiness Index: Pakistan at 66 rank, India 144.
March 25 - Pakistan rank at 135th place in the Heritage Foundation index 2020 of economic freedom.
March 26 - Shaukat Khanum CEO Dr Faisal Sultan appointed PM Imran's focal person on coronavirus.
March 28 - Squash Legend Azam Khan died at the age of 95 in United Kingdom.

April 2020
April 03 – PM Imran Khan announced Rs. 30 billion subsidy for Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme.
April 13 – Ex-CJP Bashir Jehangiri passes away at 83.
April 22 – PFF joins FIFA, WHO's BeActive campaign to promote healthy lifestyle amid lockdown.
April 22 – Pakistan ranks 145 on press freedom index.
April 24 – Pakistan has been ranked as a 4th Generation Regulator (G4) by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), becoming the only country in South Asia to have achieved the status.
April 25 – Prime Minister Imran Khan formally launched the Rs. 144 Billion Ehsas Relief Program on 9th April 2020.
April 25 – Former Pakistan captain Sana Mir announces retirement from international cricket.
April 27 – Umar Akmal banned from all cricket for 3 years.
April 27 – Chairman CPEC Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa has been appointed as the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting after removal of Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan.
April 27 – PM Imran appoints Shibli Faraz as information minister.

May 2020
May 01 – Self Exiled Baloch journalist Sajid Hussain found dead in Sweden on 1st May, 2020
May 05 – Rahul Dev from Tharparkar, has been recruited as a General Duty (GD) pilot officer in the Pakistan Air Force.
May 18 – Pakistan's first Sikh woman journalist has been named among '100 most influential Sikh personalities under 30 years of age' in the world by a UK-based global Sikh organization.
May 18 – Trump honours Pakistani-American girl scout Laila Khan for donating cookies to nurses and firefighters combating corona virus.
May 21 – Islamabad High Court ordered that the elephant Kaavan should be immediately relocated to a different sanctuary following a four year campaign by popular pop singer Cher.
May 22 – Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303 crashed in Karachi killing 97 of the 99 people on board as well as one on the ground.
May 24 – World Bank restores budgetary support to Pakistan after 4 years, gives $500 million loan.
May 27 – Raffia Arshad has become the UK’s first hijab-wearing Muslim deputy district judge.

June 2020
June 06 – Govt appoints Muhammad Sadiq as country’s first special representative for Afghanistan.
June 12 – Hammad Azhar presented federal budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021 on the floor of the National Assembly.
June 19 – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has quashed a presidential reference filed against Justice Qazi Faiz Esa.
June 17 – Veteran actor and television host Tariq Aziz passed away at the age of 84.
June 20 – Senior religious scholar and principal of Jamia Binoria Al-Alamia Mufti Muhammad Naeem passes away. He was 62.
June 22 – Renowned scholar Allama Talib Jauhari passes away. He was 80.
June 26 – Former Jamaat-e- Islami (JI) amir Syed Munawar Hassan passed away at the age of 79.
June 30 – Nigar Johar becomes Pakistan Army's first female lieutenant general.
June 30 – Veteran Kashmir leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani Geelani quits pro-freedom alliance.

July 2020
July 01 – Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC chairman, Imran Khwaja will be the interim chairman of ICC.
July 01 – Pakistan temporarily bans popular online game PUBG.
July 03 – Bollywood's legendary choreographer Saroj Khan passes away at 71.
July 03 – US donates 100 ventilators to support Pakistan’s Covid-19 response.
July 04 – Javed Ghani given additional charge of FBR chief, replaces Nausheen Javed Amjad.
July 06 – PM Imran Khan inaugurates country’s first ever indigenously made ventilators at National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) in Haripur.
July 06 – Pakistan to host 2021 World Tourism Forum.
July 10 – Nepal bans private Indian channels for airing 'false propaganda'.
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.
July 13 – Pakistan allows Afghanistan’s exports through the Wagah border with India under the 2010 bilateral trade agreement between Pakistan and Afghanistan
July 14 – Senate Committee on Human Rights clears Sarmad Khoosat’s Zindagi Tamasha for screening.
July 15 – Pakistan has found new deposits of oil and gas in exploratory well Mamikhel South-01, located in Tal block in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).
July 16 – Etihad resumes flight operations in Pakistan, with mandatory tests for passengers.
July 16 – Pakistan becomes permanent member of SCO Youth Council.
July 17 – PM Imran Khan launches Monsoon Tree Plantation Campaign 2020 in Kahuta under the umbrella of his government's "Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Programme".
July 17 – UN Designates Pak-Based Terror Group's Noor Mehsud As "Global Terrorist".
July 19 – CM Buzdar accepts resignation of Punjab Minister for Wildlife Malik Asad.
July 20 – UAE launches Hope probe in Arab world's first mission to Mars.
July 21 – Karachi Darul Sukoon incharge Sister Ruth Lewis passes away from Covid-19. She was 77.
July 22 – Journalist MatiullahJan released 12 hours after being abducted from Islamabad.
July 22 – Abdul Hafeez Shaikh removed from National Finance Commission (NFC).
July 23 – Pakistan 'most improved' country on US nuclear security index. Pakistan ranked 19 with 47 points, while India ranked one place below at 20th spot with 41 points.
July 24 – Pakistan elected president of UN Economic and Social Council for the sixth time.

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