‘US electoral financing system based  on private fundraising, transparency’

‘US electoral financing system based on private fundraising, transparency’

Monday, 19 February 2024 | PTI | washington/new york

America’s electoral financing system is based on private fundraising and emphasis on transparency, with a candidate allowed to accept up to USD 3,300 from any individual while the limit for party committees is USD 41,300, according to a top US Federal Election Commission official. Ellen L Weintraub, Vice Chair of the...

PTI supporters clash with police

Monday, 19 February 2024 | PTI | Lahore/karachi

Supporters of Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Imran Khan’s party have clashed with police in various cities across the country as they staged protests against alleged rigging in the general elections held on February 8. In Lahore, supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) gathered outside the Lahore Press Club and the party’s...

PML-N, PPP fail to reach consensus on power-sharing

Monday, 19 February 2024 | PTI | islamabad

The talks between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Peoples Party on a power-sharing formula for a coalition government remained inconclusive, though both sides claimed “significant progress” in the discussions, according to a media report on Sunday. The third meeting between the Contact and Coordination Committees (CCCs) of the two...

Imran Khan’s party demands judicial probe

Monday, 19 February 2024 | PTI | islamabad

Jailed former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan’s party on Sunday demanded a judicial commission to probe a senior bureaucrat’s allegation that the election body and the top judiciary were involved in vote rigging. Rawalpindi Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chattha on Saturday alleged that the candidates who were “losing” the elections “were...

Trump spared ‘corporate death penalty’

Sunday, 18 February 2024 | AP | NEW YORK

A New York judge on Friday spared the ex-president that worst case punishment as he ruled in a civil case alleging Trump fraudulently misrepresented financial figures to get cheaper loans and other benefits. Still, Trump got slammed hard, facing big cash penalties, outside supervision of his companies and restrictions on his...

Taliban diktat on clothing, guardians leave Afghan women scared: UN

Sunday, 18 February 2024 | AP | ISLAMABAD

Afghan women feel scared or unsafe leaving their homes alone because of Taliban decrees and enforcement campaigns on clothing and male guardians, according to a report from the UN mission in Afghanistan. The report, issued Friday, comes days before a UN-convened meeting in the Qatari capital is set to start, with...

Taliban leader among 7 held in Pakistan

Sunday, 18 February 2024 | PTI | lahore

Police in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Saturday claimed to have foiled a major terror plot by arresting seven terrorists, including a key Taliban commander. The spokesman for the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Pakistan’s Punjab Police said that it conducted several intelligence-based operations in different districts of the province and arrested...

Imran’s party begins nationwide protests

Sunday, 18 February 2024 | PTI | islamabad/lahore

uthorities on Saturday imposed prohibitory orders here in Pakistan’s capital as jailed former prime minister Imran Khan’s party began nationwide protests against alleged rigging and stealing of its mandate in the recent elections. Criticising the outcome of the polls, which saw the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party-backed independent candidates emerging as the largest...

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