Jewish Journal

Sean Penn comes to Pakistan

By Mahim Maher

March 24, 2012 | 1:19 am

Sean Penn and US Consul General William J Martin speaking to the people in flood-hit Badin, Pakistan on Friday, March 23, 2012. PHOTO COURTESY MUSHTAQUE RAJPAR

I hear the helicopters flyover overhead and I know that Sean Penn is in one of them. He’s probably being taken to the airport in Karachi, Pakistan right now and then onwards back to the... read on

  • European extremism vs Pakistan’s

    By Mahim Maher

    March 22, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    As the door opened and the orderly came in, the man I faced across the desk stopped speaking.
    I waited.

    As the orderly left, he began speaking again.

    This, I thought, was the hazard of doing a side interviews with former intelligence officers. (Although, they say once a spy,... read on

  • Yom Kippur and its links to Urdu

    By Mahim Maher

    March 18, 2012 | 3:19 am

    Words fascinate me and so do origins. One of the experts in etymology for Urdu, the language of Pakistan, is Khaled Ahmed, who I had the pleasure of interacting with off and on at The Friday Times and Daily Times when I worked there in Lahore. He is one of the giants of Pakistan, the... read on