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Osama’s 85% dead

By Mahim Maher

May 4, 2011 | 11:46 am

Anum Haleem from The Express Tribune newsroom sent this around. Makes you wonder.

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... 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

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  • 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

  • The war is not over for Pakistan or the US

    By Mahim Maher

    May 3, 2011 | 1:18 am

    I sighed with relief when the news broke that Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbotabad, near Islamabad – not just because well, he was dead, but because I thanked my stars as the city editor of Karachi that he wasn’t killed on my turf. Karachi has had its fair share of violence... read on

  • Bracing for post-Laden street anger

    By Mahim Maher

    May 3, 2011 | 12:46 am

    I was expecting a major backlash when news of Osama bin Laden’s killing spread on Monday morning. I thought the major madrassas in Karachi and the religio-political parties would come out on to the streets and burn the place down.
    But that didn’t happen. Instead Karachi saw... 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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