Justin Trudeau invokes emergency in Canada

OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked emergency powers Monday to quell the paralyzing protests by truckers and others angry over Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions, outlining plans not only to tow away their rigs but to strike at their bank accounts and

Canada to accept 20,000 Afghan refugees targeted by Taliban

OTTAWA: Canada will take in up to 20,000 Afghan refugees, including women leaders, government workers, and others facing threats from the Taliban who are advancing across the country seizing major cities. “As the Taliban continues to take over more of

Canada expresses satisfaction over PIA’s flight operations

ISLAMABAD: The Canadian Transport Authority has expressed satisfaction over Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operational services up to international standards and hoped that the airline would maintain efficiency. The Canadian Transport Authority has released the PIA Security Extension Report, declaring the

Why did Nadia Khan get emotional about her daughter?

Popular TV show host and actress Nadia Khan has opened up on how she attempted in vain to stop her daughter Alizeh from going abroad. Nadia Khan hosted a program on a state-run TV channel in which her daughter Alizeh

US joins UK, EU, and Canada in imposing sanctions on Belarus

WASHINGTON: The United States has imposed sanctions on more than a dozen Belarusian individuals and entities, joining Britain, Canada and the European Union in applying pressure for human rights abuses and the erosion of democracy. Belarus plunged into crisis last

PIA allowed to resume flights operations to Canada

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced to resume direct flight operations to Toronto which were suspended due to the pandemic. According to a PIA spokesperson, Canadian officials have allowed the national airline to resume flights to Toronto, which were

Trudeau appoints first judge of colour to Canada’s Supreme Court

OTTAWA: Justin Trudeau has nominated the first judge of color to sit on Canada’s Supreme Court, a historic first in an institution that has only ever had white justices in its 146-year existence. Mahmud Jamal, who has been a judge

Thousands march to support Muslim family killed in Canada

TORONTO: Thousands of people marched on Friday in support of a Canadian Muslim family run over and killed by a man driving a pick-up truck in an attack described as a hate crime. The four victims, spanning three generations, were

Qureshi expresses concern over Islamophobic incident with Canadian counterpart

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with his Canadian counterpart Marc Garneau and expressed concern over the tragic incident of Islamophobia in which a Pakistani family was trampled. The foreign minister stated that the Islamophobic attack

Remains of 215 children found at former boarding school in Canada

OTTAWA: The remains of 215 children, some as young as three years old, have been discovered on the grounds of a former boarding school set up more than a century ago to assimilate Canada’s indigenous communities. A specialist used ground-penetrating

Pakistan Navy participates in naval exercises with US, Canada

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) SAIF participated in a naval operation along with ships and aircrafts of the United States and Canada in the Arabian Sea. According to a Pakistan Navy statement, naval ships are regularly deployed for PN’s initiative

FM urges Canada to reconsider flight suspension from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the Canadian government to reconsider its decision of suspending flights from Pakistan due to COVID-19 situation in Canada. The foreign minister received a telephone call from his Canadian counterpart Marc Garneau and

Canada bans passenger flights from Pakistan, India for 30 days

TORONTO: Canada has suspended all passenger flights from Pakistan and India for 30 days due to increased COVID-19 cases detected in travellers arriving from these countries. “Given the higher number of cases of Covid-19 detected in air passengers arriving in

Woman dead, five wounded in knife stabbing at Vancouver library

VANCOUVER: One woman was killed and five others were wounded in a stabbing at a public library located near a busy shopping area of a Vancouver suburb. Police said they had the lone suspect in custody. The attack occurred in

West sanctions China over Uighur abuses, Beijing hits back at EU

BRUSSELS: The European Union, United States, Britain and Canada imposed fresh sanctions on Chinese officials over the crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, and Beijing responded by hitting Europeans with immediate tit-for-tat measures. Brussels, London and Ottawa blacklisted former

Canada appoints first woman to number two military post

OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hailed the first appointment of a woman to Canada’s second-highest military post, which came amid a shakeup of the top ranks over allegations of sexual misconduct. Lieutenant-General Frances Allen has been named vice chief of

Canada designates ‘Proud Boys’ a banned terrorist group

OTTAWA: Canada described the far-right Proud Boys as a “serious and growing threat” and designated the movement as a banned terrorist organization. Founded in 2016 and present in Canada, the United States and other countries, the Proud Boys played a

PIA issues new rules after flight attendant goes missing in Canada

ISLAMABAD: The management of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has issued a set of instructions for its cabin crew and staff members after the disappearance of two flight attendants in Canada. According to a statement issued by the airline’s flight services,

Canada imposes mandatory hotel quarantine on arriving travellers

OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced further travel restrictions including mandatory quarantines in hotels and more COVID-19 testing. All travellers to Canada will have to quarantine in hotels at their own expense and airlines are suspending flights to southern

Karima Baloch – a courageous human right activist from Balochistan

A dissident human rights activist living in exile in Canada, who campaigned for the rights of missing persons and enforced disappearances, has been found dead in Toronto after going missing. Karima Baloch, aged 37, was granted asylum in Canada in

Human rights activist Karima Baloch found dead in Canada

TORONTO: Human rights and social activist Karima Baloch was found dead in Toronto, Canada, a day after she went missing. She had gone missing on Sunday, and her family later confirmed that the activist’s body had been found. According to

Pakistani doctor introduces instant COVID-19 test on smartphone

TORONTO: A Canada-based Pakistani doctor has introduced an instant COVID-19 diagnostic test using a smartphone. High Commissioner for Pakistan to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar has congratulated Dr. Naqeeb Khalid who led the development of a smartphone-based diagnostic test for COVID-19.

Farmers’ protest in India – Will it strength the Khalistan movement?

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers on the outskirts of the Indian capital New Delhi have been protesting for more than a week against controversial laws. The protestors have launched a “Bharat Bandh” (nationwide general strike) to demand the scrapping

Marvel finds its first Muslim superhero in Canada

TORONTO: An upcoming actress Imaan Vellani will be seen as a Muslim superhero after being roped in by Marvel Studios as Ms. Marvel. An 18-year-old Vellani, hailing from Canada will be seen in a Marvel movie as a first Muslim

‘Ertugrul’ star Selcan Hatun to model for Pakistani fashion designer

ISTANBUL: Famous Pakistani designer Maria B has recently announced to cast Turkish actress Didem Balcin as her model in her brand’s upcoming winter collection.  Famous for her role as Selcan Hatun in the ‘Dirilis: Ertugrul’, Didem Balcin has signed for

Coronavirus: Ahad Mir postpones Canadian Hamlet production

LAHORE: Pakistani actor Ahad Raza Mir has postponed the production of his Canadian theatrical project ‘Hamlet’ till next year in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Ahad Mir took to Instagram and said that the Rose Theatre along with

Chrystia Freeland appointed Canada’s first female finance minister

OTTAWA: Chrystia Freeland was sworn in as Canada’s new finance minister, becoming the first woman to take on the powerful role. The former foreign affairs minister was serving as deputy prime minister and intergovernmental affairs minister. She will retain her

Trudeau rejects inviting Russia to G7 summit

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rejected Russia’s participation in a coming summit of the G7 nations despite host US President Donald Trump’s willingness to invite the nation. “Russia was excluded from the G7 after it invaded Crimea a

Canada to ramp up COVID-19 testing, recommend digital app

OTTAWA: Canada will ramp up COVID-19 testing and contact tracing as it gradually lifts restrictions and is working closely with Apple and Google on a mobile phone app to help, the prime minister said. In his daily news conference, Prime

Just a matter of sensitivity

My brother and his wife had gone to Canada to visit their son and daughter-in-law and were stuck under the coronavirus lockdown. After initial irritation due to sudden internment, it became lifelong learning as they witnessed the discipline of Canadians