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ECP imposes fines worth thousands on Bilawal, PPP leaders

ECP imposes fines worth thousands on Bilawal, PPP leaders

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and other party leaders were fined Rs50,000 for violating the election code of conduct during their Peshwar rally by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday. PPP held its 54th foundation day in Peshawar on November 30, where the party’s central leadership was present ahead …

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US hits Chinese, N Korean firms with sanctions

US hits Chinese, N Korean firms with sanctions

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) unveiled a raft of new rights-abuse sanctions Friday on senior officials and entities in eight countries, including a Chinese firm specialising in facial recognition technology and a giant cartoon studio in North Korea.   Timed for International Human Rights Day and supported in part by …

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Indian farmers head home after year-long protest

Indian farmers head home after year-long protest

NEW DELHI: Thousands of Indian farmers packed their belongings and dismantled tent cities on the outskirts of Delhi Saturday as they headed home following a year-long protest against the government´s agriculture policies. In a rare retreat last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced and pushed through parliament the repeal of …

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Pakistan, US stress boosting bilateral relations

Pakistan, US stress boosting bilateral relations

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States both acknowledged their desire to further strengthen bilateral relations based on common interests in a meeting on Saturday.   Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood met the visiting US Senate delegation at the Foreign Office. The US senators, while acknowledging the importance of long-standing Pak-US ties, …

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