2017 has been a historical year in terms of the happenings that shaped the future of our Country. All the Major Events happened in Pakistan this year.
The Panama-based law firm, Mossack Fonseca’s 11 million documents were leaked in April 2016, exposing prominent world leaders and businessmen who owned offshore companies.The Sharif family was found wanting after the Supreme Court had ordered a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the matter in its verdict.
The economic ties between Pakistan and China strengthened further. With Board of Investment(BOI) expecting an income three times its national budget by 2030.
Huge investments by Chinese firms recognition as a budding economy. And the interest shown by Central Asian Republics. European Union Nations and Russia to invest in the CPEC, have made CPEC a game changer for Pakistan.
PIA Deteriorating Further
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) continued its downward spiral this year as well despite appointing a new CEO. And devising a new business plan termed V1 to turn around the fortunes of the organization in 18 months.
The Hudaibia case sprung back to life when National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a petition to re-open the case. However, the Supreme Court of Pakistan dismissed NAB’s appeal.
The political uncertainty in the country led to a downward market trend for Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).
Champions Trophy 2017 proved to be a nightmare for Indian cricket team as Sarfaraz XI thrashed the Kohli-led side by 180 runs. In the final to clinch the title for the first time.
The remarkable turnaround in the event got people talking big time, and then there were ‘Kohli, Nahi Hota Tujhse Chase‘ memes all around.
Nawaz Sharif’s Disqualification
The biggest headline of the year for Pakistanis was the disqualification of Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
After Panama Papers, another catastrophic leak for business tycoons and politicians, termed as ‘Paradise Papers’ appeared on the scene. Thanks to the works of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
The founder of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (S.A.W.), Khadim Hussain Rizvi led a rally from Lahore to Islamabad to protest against the amendments in Kahtam-e-Nabbuwat (S.A.W.) clauses of the constitution.
The sit-in at Faizabad ended in a controversial manner after 22 days.
Pakistan Peoples Party did a power show in Islamabad on its Golden Jubilee in December this year. Zardari’s dance was the highlight of the event.