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Pakistan will need aid at least until March

By Mahim Maher

August 23, 2010 | 4:16 am

Jahanzeb Mughal is one of the many children who are getting sicker in camps because of sanitary conditions. They need to back in their villages as soon as possible. Photo courtesy Hamid Ali Khan who has been distributing relief to ignored communities around the Sukkur region.

My cousin Musheer picks me up from the Sukkur airport. On the drive home we pass a tent camp under the moonlight. These days I cannot hear or think the word ‘camp’ without simultaneous... read on

  • Killing pigs in Pakistan

    By Mahim Maher

    August 16, 2010 | 1:43 pm

    At The Express Tribune we’ve dispatched reporters from our small team to cover the floods that hit Pakistan about two weeks ago. And the strangest of stories are coming in. One that Fawad Ali Shah filed from Khairpur in upper Sindh was that young men were killing pigs.

    Not cops.... read on

  • Pakistan, down and out, once again

    By Mahim Maher

    August 15, 2010 | 2:34 am

    The flooding in Pakistan is the worst possible thing to have happened at this point in time. There has been so much destruction from the top of the country down to the bottom that we’ve been set back a few hundred years. And as usual we’ve been caught with our pants down. The... read on

  • Anarchy breaks loose in Karachi

    By Mahim Maher

    August 3, 2010 | 3:33 pm

    Karachi is on fire again. Body after body is being rushed in to the city’s three main hospitals, the one and only morgue has run out of space. Young men waving TT pistols are roaming the streets and picking off random targets. Buses, trucks, cars and rickshaws are being set on... read on
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  • Ramadan and the God Squad

    By Mahim Maher

    August 1, 2010 | 4:26 am

    Ramadan is two weeks away and I’m already dreading it in the newsroom. Life slows down to a crawl in this month in Pakistan and while trying to keep your mind off food, the fast is made all the more difficult by the nausea induced by the fake piety of people around you.

    “Are you... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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I am a 33-year-old journalist in Karachi, Pakistan where I work as the city or metropolitan editor for The Express Tribune, a daily national newspaper in English affiliated...

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