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MQM-P not being given level playing field, complains Khalid Siddiqui

KARACHI: Threatening to boycott the upcoming general elections, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Friday said they were not being given a level playing field for electioneering, ARY News reported. "The political party that has been holding 85 percent mandate for the last 35 years in Karachi should have been given priority," he said while talking to media in Karachi complaining that the caretaker government was not allowing holding a rally in Mirpur Khas and different areas of the…

EU complains of Trump’s ‘gun to our head’ over tariffs

BRUSSELS: European Union leaders called on US President Donald Trump on Friday to make permanent an EU exemption from US metal import duties, saying they reserved the right to respond “in a proportionate manner” to protect the bloc’s interests. The 40-day exemption granted by Washington was like US President Donald Trump putting “a gun to our head”, complained French President Emmanuel Macron. The EU’s trade chief demanded that the United States drop “artificial deadlines”. Her boss, European Commission President…

Sindh CM complains to Center about ‘fragile’ electricity transmission network

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has complained to the federal government about the fragile and unreliable transmission network which resulted in major power breakdown in Karachi on first day of Ramazan. In a letter to Federal Minister for Water & Power Khawaja Asif on Sunday, he said that he had already expressed apprehensions with the federal minister that fragile and unreliable transmission network may collapse the power supply during Ramazan and people of Sindh would suffer immensely. The chief…