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  • Soybean vessel at Karachi Port to be shifted to Port Qasim as source of toxic gas remains elusive

    A vessel carrying a soybean shipment will be shifted from Karachi Port to Port Qasim, said Karachi Port Trust (KPT) spokesperson Mohammad Shariq on Wednesday after the government was advised to consider the "exposure to soybean dust" as a cause for breathing difficulties being faced by the residents of Karachi's Keamari area...

    A letter sent to Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani by the International Centre for Chemical and...

  • Face-to-face with Rohingya, pope ditches diplomacy

    Francis on Saturday explained his strategy: He said he would have never gotten his message across if he had launched into a public critique of the Rohingya offensive while on Burmese soil, saying doing so would have “slammed the door in their face” to any real dialogue...

    “It's true I didn't have the pleasure of slamming the door in their face publicly with a denunciation,” Francis told reporters en route home to Rome...

  • Saudi Arabia, Iran to discuss Syria war face-to-face

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Iran announced they would attend international talks in Vienna on Friday on the civil war in Syria, in the first meeting between the regional adversaries aimed at ending the four-year-long conflict in the country...

    Saudi Arabia’s participation in the talks was aimed at gauging the willingness of Russia and Iran, the Syrian government’s main backers, for a peace deal, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on...
  • Animals come face to face at Japanese aquarium

    TOKYO: A Japanese aquarium has come up with a wild idea to entertain the public during its temporary closure due to the coronavirus outbreak — introducing sea animals to each other and sharing the results online...

    A group of eight penguins at Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise near Tokyo regularly waddle around inside the aquarium and now they have a new stop — a tank of seals they had never met before
  • Vessel carrying US military cargo calls at Pakistan’s port

    KARACHI: While confusion and frustration keep rising at the White House over the Afghan war, another vessel carrying military cargo and vehicles for US troops in Afghanistan called at Port Qasim on Wednesday...

    This is the third vessel in a short period of two months that called at the country’s port for unloading military hardware and trucks...

  • 600 rice containers from Pakistan held up at Kenyan port

    Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (Reap) Chairman Sameeullah Chaudhry says the Kenya Bureau of Standards and Customs started full verification and sampling of rice containers reaching Mombasa port, Kenya, for inspecting phytosanitary standards and physical characteristics (broken, damaged) since one month...

    The step is being taken despite appropriate certificate of conformity at the loading port by the agencies recommended by...

  • Handover of Gwadar port

    After years of languishing, Gwadar port is finally set to be handed over to a credible operator who has signalled a willingness to also invest in the associated infrastructure to bring the facility into operation...

    Thus far the port is handling less than 3pc of the cargo that Karachi does between its two harbours...

  • Centre, Sindh at odds over Port Qasim coal plant

    ISLAMABAD: A disagreement between the centre and the Sindh government over acquisition of land for the $2 billion Port Qasim Coal Power Project (PQCPP), which is holding up the establishment of the power plant which is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), appears to revolve round legal and constitutional provisions...

    According to Senator Mushahid Hussain, the centre claimed that under the 1973 Constitution, Port Qasim...

  • Country’s biggest port set to begin trial run

    KARACHI: After a delay of about six years, the country’s biggest port strategically located at the eastern side of the Karachi port with a capacity of handling mother ships is set to begin test operations in the first week of next month...

    As per details made available to Dawn, terminal operator South Asia Pakistan Terminals (SAPT) of the Pakistan Deep Water Container Port (PDWCP) has taken the initiative of expediting the process of...

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