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PPP freed Karachi from London’s influence, says Bilawal Bhutto

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday said his party got Karachi free from London's influence by launching the Karachi Operation, ARY News reported. "We got Karachi free from London's influence. We have been against the politics of founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) from day one," he said talking to the public meeting held in Liaquatabad, the stronghold of the MQM, nearly 44 years after its last political show in the city’s neighbourhood. He vowed to further…

Modi heads to Sri Lanka as Chinese influence rises

NEW DELHI: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Sri Lanka on Thursday on a charm offensive as New Delhi seeks to reassert its influence on the island amid signs of a Chinese comeback. Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena came to power in January 2015 promising to loosen ties with China after a decade of hefty funding by Beijing under his predecessor. When Modi visited the island shortly afterwards, he promised to "script a golden chapter in the history of India-Sri Lanka relations". Just two years…

Polls show Trump is unpopular but carries clout

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has historically low approval ratings, but would still have voters' support in a row with Congress, polls suggested Wednesday. Fresh surveys showed Trump's popularity is languishing -- threatening to sap his political capital just weeks into a four-year term. A Quinnipiac University poll reported 38 percent of voters think Trump is doing a good job. Fifty-five percent believe he is doing a bad job. That is unparalleled for a modern president so early in his term. Perhaps worse for the…