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PMSA arrests five Indian fishermen for violating territorial waters

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) in an action in open sea arrested five Indian fishermen for violating territorial waters and doing illegal fishing. The spokesman of the PMSA said boat of fishermen had also been taken into custody. Arrested fishermen were handed over to docks police station after initial investigation. In August last year, at least nine Pakistani fishermen were taken into custody by Indian Coast Guard after they allegedly crossed over to the Indian territorial waters in the…

UN committee slams French ‘burqa ban’ for ‘violating’ rights

GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Committee on Tuesday criticised France's so-called burqa ban, saying the law violated the rights of two women who were fined for wearing full-face veils in public. The committee called for the women to be compensated and for a review of the 2010 law that forbids people from publicly wearing clothing that conceals their face. "The French law disproportionately harmed the petitioners' right to manifest their religious beliefs," the committee said in a statement. It added that it was not…

Bilawal served show-cause notice for ECP election code breach

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was served a show cause notice on Tuesday for violating the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) code of conduct during his Lyari visit. Deputy Commissioner South issued the show-cause notice stating that the PPP chairman had not informed the district or police administration ahead of his rally in Lyari on July 1st. According to the ECP's code of conduct it is necessary for the politicians to inform concerned authorities three days in advance…

Seattle says Facebook is violating city campaign finance law

SAN FRANCISCO: Seattle’s election authority said on Monday that Facebook is in violation of a city law that requires disclosure of who buys election ads, the first attempt of its kind to regulate US political ads on the internet. Facebook must disclose details about spending in last year’s Seattle city elections or face penalties, Wayne Barnett, executive director of the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission, said in a statement. The penalties could be up to $5,000 per advertising buy, Barnett said, adding that he…