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Senator Warren, in Beijing, says US is waking up to Chinese abuses

BEIJING: US policy toward China has been misdirected for decades and policymakers are now recalibrating ties, Senator Elizabeth Warren told reporters during a visit to Beijing amid heightened trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. Warren’s visit comes as US President Donald Trump prepares to implement more than $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods meant to punish China over US allegations that Beijing systematically misappropriated American intellectual property. The Massachusetts Democrat and…

In a historic turn of events, Krishna Kohli, once considered “untouchable” becomes Pakistan’s Senator

Thar: A woman from the bottom of the Hindu caste hierarchy has been elected to the Senate for the first time in Pakistan. Hailing from Dhana Gam in Nagarparkar, Tharparkar, 39 years old Krishna was held for three years as bonded labor along with her family by a landlord in Umerkot. They were later set free in a police raid. Krishna started her primary education from Umerkot district and then continued her education in Mirpurkhas. She was married at the age of 16 and continued her studies to get a MA degree in sociology…

SC issues notice to Ishaq Dar on petition challenging his Senate election

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to former finance minister Ishaq Dar on a petition challenging his election to the Upper House of the Parliament.  Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a three-judge bench, observed, “Prima facie Ishaq Dar is not eligible to contest Senate election as he has been declared proclaimed offender by a court.” The bench directed him to appear in person or through his lawyer to explain his position in the case. Nawazish Pirzada, a Pakistan People’s…