Jewish Journal

Pakistan wakes to sleep and takes its waking slow

By Mahim Maher

May 23, 2011 | 4:17 pm

Vehicles parked at PNS Mehran on Monday. None of the terrorists have survived, said the government. I don't believe it. Photo courtesy Athar Khan of The Express Tribune

Been down so long, it looks like up to me – this should be Pakistan’s running motto. After a 19-hour gun battle the army wrested control of a navy airbase in Karachi that a handful... read on

  • Does Karachi need a Rudy Giuliani?

    By Mahim Maher

    May 17, 2011 | 2:23 pm

    Pakistan’s largest city once again proved to be an excellent hiding spot for al Qaeda men with the arrest of a Yemeni operative on May 17, Tuesday. The swoop was announced in Islamabad/Rawalpindi which is why our crime reporter in Karachi couldn’t get any details because the... read on

  • Will his death fuel jihad?

    By Mahim Maher

    May 6, 2011 | 3:11 pm

    Fridays are great days for protests. The formula is simple across Pakistan - get the men when they come to the mosque for the special Friday or Jummah prayers.
    Also, in Karachi, if you want to give a “show of street force” organise your protest on MA Jinnah Road, a veritable jugular... read on

  • WSJ’s Paul Steiger in Karachi

    By Mahim Maher

    May 5, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    Former Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger, who now runs ProPublica, was in Karachi today. I had the good fortune of meeting him, Joel Simon and Bob Dietz from the Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday at a group discussion on safety for the media. It was when... read on

  • Osama’s 85% dead

    By Mahim Maher

    May 4, 2011 | 11:46 am

    Two interesting stories surfaced today. In one, at a press conference, the Jamaat-e-Islami party’s chief in Karachi Professor Ghafoor Ahmed said that he wasn’t entirely sure that Osama bin Laden was dead. Our reporter Saher Baloch went to cover it. She came back with this:
    Responding... read on

  • Strangely muted reaction for Bin Laden

    By Mahim Maher

    May 3, 2011 | 11:59 am

    “The apathy of this nation has no bounds,” said one of my colleagues in the newsroom when I asked him how he would categorise the reaction to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. I’ve been left scratching my head. Why haven’t all the Taliban and al Qaeda supporters burnt the... read on

  • The Abbotabad compound by The Express Tribune

    Image by Anum Haleem for The Express Tribune

    May 3, 2011 | 4:44 am

    For more details please visit http://tribune.com.pk but I thought I’d share this image with you of the compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was killed.

  • Pakistan TV talk: Update - US in Pakistan, the future

    By Mahim Maher

    May 3, 2011 | 4:33 am

    One of Pakistan’s most well respected analysts, Najam Sethi, has also commented on the Osama bin Laden killing and its ramifications. On his 40-minute Geo TV show ‘Apas ki Baat’ on Monday, May 3, at 11pm PST, he reconstructed the events and examined the possibilities and... read on

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