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Port strike turns violent in Chile, complicates fruit exports

SANTIAGO: A month-long worker’s strike and protests in Chile’s flagship port of Valparaiso turned increasingly violent and spread to other ports along the nation’s Pacific coast early on Tuesday, complicating fruit exports at the start of summer. Workers in Valparaiso, a key port for fruit shipments, first walked off the job in mid-November, demanding a bonus, more formal contracts and improved working conditions. Workers’ representatives and Terminal Pacifico Sur (TPS), which operates Valparaiso’s port, have met several…

Senate body asks commerce ministry to get clear 55 ammunition shipments from port

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Commerce and Textile Industry in its meeting has recommended to the Ministry of Commerce to take due measures for clearing the 55 arm and ammunition shipments lying with the Customs authorities at the port in favour of the importers. The ministry was directed to respond to this recommendation positively and the petitioners were asked to take up the matter in light of the committee’s recommendations in Islamabad High Court (IHC) order at the earliest if the ministry failed to…

Imran Khan itwaar ko khush khabri laykar Karachi arhay hain, Ali Zaidi

Karachi: Wazeer baraye Behri amoor Ali zaidi ka kehna hai kay Imran Khan itwaar ko khush khabri lay kar Karachi arhay hain, Karachi walon kay liye khush khabri ka elaan wazeer e azam khud karengay. Tafseelat kay mutabiq wazeer baraye behri amoor Ali zaidi nay Karachi Airport par Media say guftagu kartay huvay kaha, Imran khan ko quom ko jaganay main 22 saal lag gaye, Wazeer e azam Imran khan nay Karachi par khaass tawajah di hai. Wazeere baraye behri amoor ka kehna tha kay itwaar ko wazeer e azam Imran khan ka daura…

Italy shuts ports to migrant boat, asks Malta to open its doors

ROME:  Italy will refuse to let a humanitarian ship carrying more than 600 migrants dock at its ports and has asked the Mediterranean island of Malta to open its doors to the vessel, government officials said on Sunday. Malta brushed off the request, saying it had nothing to do with the rescue operation, opening the prospect of a diplomatic rift between the two European Union allies. The move by Italy’s new interior minister, Matteo Salvini, who is also head of the far-right League, represents an opening gambit to make…

Sri Lanka approves $500 million LNG plant near Chinese-controlled port

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s state-run investment body has approved a $500 million liquefied natural gas plant by China Machinery Engineering Corp near a Chinese-controlled port and industrial zone, the development strategies minister said on Friday. The state-run Board of Investment has approved investment projects worth $1 billion in the first quarter, Malik Samarawickrama said, the largest of which was the LNG project in Hambantota, where China Merchants Port Holdings controls a Chinese-built port on a 99-year lease. The…