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These ‘Muslims’ are not innocent

By Mahim Maher

September 22, 2012 | 1:21 am

Nishat Cinema, along with five others, were completely burnt in Karachi on Sept 21 as arsonists and protesters swept through downtown in protests to show their 'love' for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). PHOTO: AFP

Yesterday was one of the saddest days in Karachi’s history. Six of its downtown cinemas were attacked by mobs and set on fire.  That’s pretty much the major ones completely destroyed.... read on

  • Pakistan’s Love for the Prophet Day marked by violence

    By Mahim Maher

    September 21, 2012 | 12:37 am

    UPDATE: A private television channel’s (ARY) driver succumbed to his injuries after he was shot during a protest in Peshawar. His name was Mohammad Amir.

    Clerics on an Express News talk show defended violent protests as Muslims expressing their feelings. Destroying two cinemas is... read on

  • Your master’s dog is your master

    By Mahim Maher

    September 12, 2012 | 2:03 am

    Your master is your master, but even your master’s dog is your master. The Pakistani protest song may not have the grit of Ohio by Neil Young or the soul of Strange Fruit, but it sure has kick. Two music videos, by young guns Ali Gul Pir and Faris Shafi, have gone viral with their... read on

  • The blasphemy scales tipped

    By Mahim Maher

    September 3, 2012 | 11:47 am

    Till today I confess that the militant network in Pakistan stymies me. When I used to work at Daily Times, I had a chart drawn up: Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Lashkar-e-Tayba (of the Mumbai Chabad House attack), Sipah-e-Sahaba, Sipah-e-Mohammad, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Afghan Taliban,... read on

  • Karachi’s umbilical chord of violence

    By Mahim Maher

    August 6, 2012 | 3:06 pm

    Veeo-lawns is how the French pronounce ‘violence’ and these days that is how I read it in my head when I’m editing copy. I think my brain is linguistically euphemizing my diction – if it sounds soft enough it won’t mean as harsh.

    Today the chief of a political party that... read on

  • Pakistan’s youth bulge and how size matters

    By Mahim Maher

    August 5, 2012 | 5:02 am

    Size matters, as I am keen on pointing out much to the irritation of friends outside the newsroom and reporters in it. Their snickers indicate to me that they are having non-Shariah compliant thoughts. What I am usually referring to is the size of cities, especially Karachi, which is... read on

  • Karachi through the eyes of Singapore

    By Mahim Maher

    July 12, 2012 | 5:44 am

    I have not written for a while because I was away on the East West Center Jefferson fellowship to study urban solutions. I was away for a month with a group of 14 journalists from countries like Mongolia and Indonesia, places like Seattle and Atlanta, questions like what is the... read on

  • Ayman al Zawahiri is next if Hillary’s India formula works

    By Mahim Maher

    May 8, 2012 | 1:47 am

    If Hillary Clinton’s schedule is to be followed, Pakistan should pencil in May 2013 as a possible time next year when Ayman al Zawahiri, who inherited al Qaeda, will be ferreted out and killed by American forces - on Pakistani turf.

    Jokes aside, Pakistanis watched the Secretary of... 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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