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My Great Quetta Adventure

By Mahim Maher

March 29, 2013 | 7:51 am

This map of 'greater Balochistan' was carried by weekly Al Baloch, Karachi in its issue of December 25, 1932 (Image: Essays on Baloch National Struggle in Pakistan, Emergence Dimensions Repercussions by Janmahmad, published by Gosha-e-Adab, Jinnah Road, Quetta 1989).

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... 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

  • Terrorists running free in Pakistan

    By Mahim Maher

    February 22, 2013 | 11:36 pm

    I try not to write about these things because I'm not on the ground reporting. But the news is important for Pakistan and well, for reasons I cannot explain, it was played down in my newspaper and others.

    The big news is that the chief of the most violent Sunni outfit,... read on

  • Pakistani newspaper covers the Bene Israel Jews of Mumbai

    By Mahim Maher

    January 6, 2013 | 5:32 am

    My newspaper in Pakistan, The Express Tribune, published this Sunday, Jan 6, 2013, a stellar piece on the Jews of Mumbai. T magazine's editor Zarrar Khuhro commissioned the story 'Where the Crescent meets the Star' that was written by Shai Venkatraman and included some beautiful... read on

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  • 5 years since Benazir left us

    By Mahim Maher

    December 26, 2012 | 9:21 pm

    Today all eyes in Pakistan are on Bilawal Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto’s son, who is expected to launch his political career at a massive gathering in Garhi Khuda Bux – the place where his mother was buried five years ago.

    December 27 marks Benazir’s death anniversary. Slowly, as the... read on

  • Karachi’s shrinking parks

    By Mahim Maher

    December 24, 2012 | 11:24 pm

    My three nephews, aged 1.4, 3 and 5 years, are on school break. Their mother is going out of her mind. “I’ve got to get them out into a green space to run around till they drop,” she said. And then, before I could even perish the thought, she added in a stiff voice: “I don’t want... read on

  • Listening for Daniel

    By Mahim Maher

    October 13, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    This year I paid tribute to Daniel Pearl by simply putting my pen down and listening to the music.

    Arieb Azhar and Noori came to perform for the annual Daniel Pearl Music Day at the US consulate in Karachi and as usual, I was invited, not just because of my special connection as... read on

  • Pakistan’s Anne Frank?

    By Mahim Maher

    October 9, 2012 | 3:19 pm

    My real name, Malala, means Grief Stricken..

    For Pakistan and people across the globe, the good news is that Malala Yousufzai appears to be recovering. The 14-year-old was shot a day ago by gunmen who stopped her school van in Swat and singled her out by name. The Pakistani... 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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