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Case filed after Canadian woman harassed in Islamabad

She filed a complaint on the PM’s Citizen Portal

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April 17, 2019


Somali man found guilty in kidnapping of Canadian journalist

FILE PHOTO: Freed hostages, Amanda Lindhout (L), a Canadian freelance reporter, and Nigel Brennan, a freelance Australian photojournalist smile to photographers in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on November 26, 2009. Courtesy Government of Somalia/Handout via REUTERS NEWS DESK: A Somali national has been convicted in an Ontario court for his role in the 2008 kidnapping of Canadian…

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December 7, 2017


Christian Canadian Parliamentarian announces he will fast in Ramazan

Canadian Parliamentarian Mark Holland, as a gesture of religious harmony in the country, announced that he will fast during the holy month of Ramazan.

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May 25, 2017


Robbers loot female Canadian senator in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A female Canadian senator of Pakistani origin was robbed by two unknown persons in Islamabad on Tuesday night. According to details, the senator identified as Salma Attaullah Jan was looted of $4,200 and over Rs. 60,000 along with different documents in Sector F-6 area of Islamabad. Police has filed the First Information Report (FIR)…

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April 26, 2017


Enjoy the Canadian franchise “Paramount” food in Karachi

By: Filza Jawad Hai It is always very confusing to decide whether to visit a place that has mixed reviews or not. I’m always tempted by new cuisines in Karachi with a distinct cuisine but all that holds me back from taking risk are the negative comments about it. Paramount a Canadian franchise, opened near…

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March 24, 2017


Neutrino scientists win Nobel Prize for Physics

STOCKHOLM/LONDON: A Japanese and a Canadian scientist won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for discovering that elusive subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass, opening a new window onto the fundamental nature of the universe. Neutrinos are the second most bountiful particles after photons, the particles of light, with trillions of them streaming…

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October 6, 2015


Canadian economy heading for recession: banks

MONTREAL: The Canadian economy is likely headed for recession, two major banks said Thursday, predicting a successive contraction in the second quarter. Canada, the world's fifth-biggest oil producer, has been hard hit by tumbling global oil prices and its economy shrank 0.6 percent at an annualized rate in the first quarter. A recession is defined…

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July 3, 2015


Crying baby gets Canadian singer kicked off flight

OTTAWA: A Canadian singer-songwriter was kicked off a United Airlines flight in San Francisco because her two-year-old toddler would not stop crying, triggering outrage from her supporters. “Just got kicked off a @united flight because my son was crying really loud,” Sarah Blackwood from the band Walk Off the Earth wrote Wednesday on Twitter, accusing…

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May 28, 2015


Woman gives birth on Japan flight

TOKYO: A Canadian woman gave birth aboard an plane to Tokyo after going into labour over the Pacific Ocean, a spokesman for Air Canada said Monday, an event the baby's father described as “completely unexpected”. The 23-year-old woman delivered a baby girl mid-air with the help of a doctor who volunteered after crew asked passengers…

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May 11, 2015


'Thug' ties up, robs 101-year-old Canadian veteran

OTTAWA: Police in the Canadian capital of Ottawa were on the hunt for a man who broke into a 101-year-old World War II veteran's home, tied him up and robbed him. At 7:30 am (1230 GMT) the suspect pretended to be a city employee to gain access to the building, a few blocks from the…

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December 19, 2014


Malala to become honorary Canadian citizen

OTTAWA:  Malala Yousafzai will travel to Canada to become an honorary citizen, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday, the same day the 17-year-old education rights campaigner was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Malala was named an honorary Canadian a year ago and will visit the country on October 22 to receive citizenship, Harper said. The…

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October 11, 2014


Canada, South Korea close to free trade deal: Canadian PM

TORONTO: Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Sunday he hopes to finalize a free trade agreement with South Korea during a trip there this week. Sources familiar with the negotiations had said last week that the two sides were very close to signing a long-delayed free trade deal after years of talks. Harper confirmed…

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March 9, 2014


Canadian Arcade Fire knocks Katy Perry for Billboard top spot

LOS ANGELES: Canadian alternative rock group Arcade Fire scored its second No. 1 record by knocking pop singer Katy Perry off the top spot of the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday.”Reflektor,” the fourth studio album from Arcade Fire, sold 140,000 copies in its first week according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Perry's “Prism,”…

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November 7, 2013


'Meatballs' sequel swallows up U.S., Canadian box office

LOS ANGELES; The sequel to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” devoured the weekend box office competition.The animated 3D “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,” which tells the story of monster-sized fruits, vegetables and cheeseburgers that come to life as “foodimals,” earned $35 million (21 million pounds) at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to…

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September 29, 2013


Pakistan's internet censors seek help from Canadian company

ISLAMABAD: In a nondescript, creeper-draped building in the capital of Islamabad, a small team of men is purging Pakistan's Internet.Government officials are blocking thousands of pages deemed undesirable. But they are not fast enough. So the government is now testing Canadian software that can block millions of sites a second.The censorship helps shape the views…

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September 18, 2013


Oil rises, gasoline gains on Canadian refinery problems

NEW YORK: Oil prices rose on Friday led by gasoline futures following news of a unit shutdown at an East Coast Canadian refinery.While the trading volume of the Brent crude contract was higher, gains on the U.S. futures contract outpaced the international benchmark. Brent's premium to WTI narrowed to $4.30 a barrel after a $3…

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August 23, 2013


Canadian crash train engineer is witness, not suspect: lawyer

QUEBEC: The engineer of the runaway train that exploded in a small Quebec town, killing 50 people, is a witness rather than a suspect in the investigation of the disaster, and is devastated by what happened, his lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday.Lawyer Thomas Walsh said the engineer, Tom Harding, has spent 10 hours talking to…

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July 16, 2013


Canadian actor found dead in hotel

OTTAWA: Canadian actor Cory Monteith, heart throb of Fox's musical-comedy television series “Glee”, was found dead on Saturday at a hotel in Vancouver, Canada, police said.There were no signs of foul play, they said, and the cause of death was not immediately apparent.Paramedics responding to an emergency call found Monteith, 31, dead at the Fairmont…

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July 14, 2013


Canadian High Commissioner calls on Ishaq Dar

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Canadian High Commissioner Greg Giokas called on Federal finance Minister Ishaq Dar, SAMAA reports.Greg Giokes held the meeting with Pakistani Finance Minister in Islamabad on Thursday and exchanged views over mutual interests.The Canadian envoy congratulated him over his party PML-N’s clear victory in the general elections and smooth continuation of the democratic process…

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July 11, 2013


Train carrying petroleum derails, explodes in Canadian town

TORONTO: Several tanker cars of petroleum products exploded after a train derailed in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a blast that destroyed many buildings and sent flames hundreds of feet into the air.Police in Lac-Megantic, a lakeside town of about 6,000 people, said they…

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July 6, 2013


Canadian prime minister moonlights as author with ice hockey book

OTTAWA: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, an avid hockey fan, has juggled running the Canadian government with 15-minute daily writing sessions to finish a book on the history of ice hockey.His publisher said Thursday that the book, still untitled, about Canada's most popular sport will appear in bookstores in November. It draws on archives, early hockey…

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February 11, 2013