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Chinese media says US has ‘delusions’, urges focus on domestic development

SHANGHAI/ BEIJING: U.S. protectionism is self-defeating and a “symptom of paranoid delusions” that must not distract China from its path to modernization, Chinese state media said on Friday. China has stepped up its war of words with the United States since President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to hit $200 billion of Chinese imports with 10 percent tariffs if China retaliates against his previous targeting of $50 billion in imports. China’s commerce ministry accused the United States on Thursday of being…

Murad urges center to delink disputed claims of different entities from gas supply to KE

KARACHI: In a reply to the letter of Federal Energy Minister Awais Leghari, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday said the Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KW&SB) has a claim of about Rs18 billion against various federal government entities operating in Karachi, which should be delinked from the additional gas supply to the K-Electric (KE). The CM expressed remorse over non-payment of dues by the federal government entities despite several notices. The Sindh chief minister, referring to Awais…

Suu Kyi rejects criticism over Rohingya, UN chief urges army pullback

NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi pledged Tuesday to hold rights violators to account over the Rohingya crisis but refused to blame Myanmar's army, as the UN chief demanded an end to the military campaign and a better deal for the Muslim minority. In an address timed to pre-empt censure at the UN General Assembly in New York -- delivered entirely in English and aimed squarely at an international audience -- she called for patience and understanding of the crisis which has driven some 421,000 Rohingya out of her…

Murad urges KE to improve system, reduce load-shedding

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday said that K-Electric should improve its system for smooth power supply during the on-going sweltering weather. “Prolonged power outages greatly trouble Karachiites, particularly those living in apartments and small houses,” he said while holding a meeting with KE management comprising Chairman KE Waqar Siddiqui, CEO Tayyab Tareen, Director External Asmar Naeem and Chief Marketing Fakhar Ahmed. Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Secretary Energy Agha…