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An interview with Dr. Nichola Khan

By Mahim Maher

May 28, 2013 | 5:22 am

‘Mohajir Militancy in Pakistan: Violence and Transformation in the Karachi Conflict’ (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series) appeared in 2010

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... 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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  • 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

  • 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

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