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Will his death fuel jihad?

By Mahim Maher

May 6, 2011 | 3:11 pm

Members of banned outfits and religio-political parties running after gunshots were fired during their protest rally for Osama bin Laden in downtown Karachi on Friday. PHOTO COURTESY ATHAR HUSSAIN

Fridays are great days for protests. The formula is simple across Pakistan - get the men when they come to the mosque for the special Friday or Jummah prayers.
Also, in Karachi, if you... read on

  • WSJ’s Paul Steiger in Karachi

    By Mahim Maher

    May 5, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    Former Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger, who now runs ProPublica, was in Karachi today. I had the good fortune of meeting him, Joel Simon and Bob Dietz from the Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday at a group discussion on safety for the media. It was when... read on

  • Osama’s 85% dead

    By Mahim Maher

    May 4, 2011 | 11:46 am

    Two interesting stories surfaced today. In one, at a press conference, the Jamaat-e-Islami party’s chief in Karachi Professor Ghafoor Ahmed said that he wasn’t entirely sure that Osama bin Laden was dead. Our reporter Saher Baloch went to cover it. She came back with this:
    Responding... read on

  • Strangely muted reaction for Bin Laden

    By Mahim Maher

    May 3, 2011 | 11:59 am

    “The apathy of this nation has no bounds,” said one of my colleagues in the newsroom when I asked him how he would categorise the reaction to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. I’ve been left scratching my head. Why haven’t all the Taliban and al Qaeda supporters burnt the... read on

  • The Abbotabad compound by The Express Tribune

    Image by Anum Haleem for The Express Tribune

    May 3, 2011 | 4:44 am

    For more details please visit http://tribune.com.pk but I thought I’d share this image with you of the compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was killed.

  • Pakistan TV talk: Update - US in Pakistan, the future

    By Mahim Maher

    May 3, 2011 | 4:33 am

    One of Pakistan’s most well respected analysts, Najam Sethi, has also commented on the Osama bin Laden killing and its ramifications. On his 40-minute Geo TV show ‘Apas ki Baat’ on Monday, May 3, at 11pm PST, he reconstructed the events and examined the possibilities and... read on

  • Funeral prayers for Osama today

    By Mahim Maher

    May 3, 2011 | 3:23 am

    Just got word that a Namaz-e-Janaza or funeral in absentia for Osama bin Laden is going to be offered on University Road in Karachi at 6pm. It is being organised by the banned Jamaat ud Dawa group.

  • Pakistani TV talk: Is Osama really dead?

    By Mahim Maher

    May 3, 2011 | 2:37 am

    It is a measure of the trust deficit that many people are questioning whether Osama bin Laden was indeed killed in Pakistan in an operation early Monday morning.
    That night, Urdu television channel Express News ‘Kal Tak’ [Until Tomorrow] programme host Javed Chaudhry opened his... 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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