Jewish Journal

Daniel Pearl, it’s me again

By Mahim Maher

November 22, 2013 | 11:32 pm

Dear Mr Pearl,


You don't know me. We've never met. And I am only able to write this to you because you are no longer among us. After you were murdered in Karachi in 2002, your... read on

  • The tale of the bearded letter

    By Mahim Maher

    November 9, 2013 | 9:43 pm

    Once upon a time, before 9-11, a non-profit working for press freedoms wanted to do a report on the relationship between the Afghan Taliban and the media. A reporter, who is now the Peshawar-based bureau chief of an English newspaper and represented the non-profit in Pakistan,... read on

  • New pic for Karachi’s cool Yahudi past

    By Mahim Maher

    November 5, 2013 | 11:10 pm

    In September 2005, Sam Ser of The Jerusalem Post wrote about a letter they had received by a man saying he was one of Pakistan’s last remaining Jews.

    The letter, quoted by the Post, was emailed from Karachi by an Ishaac Moosa Akhir. It said: "I am a doctor at a local hospital in... read on

  • Coming through the Slaughter

    By Mahim Maher

    October 16, 2013 | 7:54 am

    I find myself talking fast and loose at a professor's house. Someone's brother-in-law who worked as a television anchor is talking about the Shia-Sunni divide and its origins. A book by Lesley Hazleton. I remember vaguely putting it down in fear after something had rattled me. It... read on

  • 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 case. She herself had repeatedly said in the past that she had not "done enough" to merit such an... 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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