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Malala and 2 Pakistans

By Mahim Maher

October 11, 2013 | 12:58 am

Cartoon: Satish Acharya

Everyone - well almost everyone - was rooting for her; but Malala Yousafzai has not won the Nobel Prize. It seemed, to me, at bit far-fetched in the first... read on

  • Weird and happy news from Pakistan

    By Mahim Maher

    October 6, 2013 | 6:30 am

    It is never a dull day in Pakistan. Here are just some of the highlights from this week.

    Space Cadet

    The top story is of Ziaur Rahman, a 30-year-old business graduate, who has become one of the six Pakistanis who want to be a Martian. After Dutch venture, Mars One Applicants... read on

  • Pakistan baby-giveaway TV show highest grossing

    By Mahim Maher

    July 31, 2013 | 3:58 am

    It is the story of the summer in Pakistan: A popular televangelist, Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain, has stunned the world by giving away babies on his marathon seven-hour Ramadan transmission, Amaan Ramazan. (Update) According to industry sources, it raked in revenue of Rs300,000,000 or... read on

  • More than Malala

    By Mahim Maher

    July 12, 2013 | 5:52 pm

    Malala Yousafzai talked about educating the Talibs. And many people in Pakistan agree with her. Here I want to talk about the educated Pakistanis alongwith the uneducated ones.

    There is no debate: Our government, however, has yet to really understand just how important... read on

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  • An interview with Dr. Nichola Khan

    By Mahim Maher

    May 28, 2013 | 5:22 am

    Nichola Khan, a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton, is a Chartered Psychologist and a senior lecturer in psychology. She holds a BA in Developmental Psychology, an MPhil in Cross-Cultural Psychology, and obtained a DPhil in Social Anthropology (2008) from the University... read on

  • 86m Pakistanis vote today

    By Mahim Maher

    May 10, 2013 | 12:52 pm

    Updates: Saturday 8:44am - Army chief votes

    It has never been seen on TV before: the chief of Pakistan's army, General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani, has just come to an ordinary polling station NA 54 and cast his vote. He could have done it by postal ballot, but as Geo TV reported, he... read on

  • My Great Quetta Adventure

    By Mahim Maher

    March 29, 2013 | 7:51 am

    At the Quetta Press Club's cavernous general secretary's room a relaxed senior reporter SZ explains how they actually like to kill people there:

    "You see, we have a counter at the airport arrivals lounge," he says with a twinkle in his eye. "And as soon as you enter we check out... read on

  • Elections in Pakistan May 11

    By Mahim Maher

    March 25, 2013 | 12:49 am

    Elections are scheduled to take place in Pakistan - one of the world's most troubled democracies - on May 11.

    A little over 85 million people are registered to vote. The largest chunk, 20%, is the 31-40 year group.
    The world is watching.

    On Sunday, the caretaker prime... read on

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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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