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Old investigation on Bahria Town

By Mahim Maher

April 4, 2014 | 7:50 am

Over the next day or so I plan to write about the big business, a real estate monopoly, that has been building a flyover and underpass in a part of Karachi that has two historic heritage... read on

  • Big business destroys Sufi shrine graveyard

    By Mahim Maher

    March 20, 2014 | 8:20 am

    This news is about how a real estate tycoon has been paying for 'renovations' of a Sufi shrine in Clifton, Karachi. But in the process his men have desecrated graves. No one can write about it because he's bought out many in the media.

    A newspaper reporter I know investigated... read on

  • Big business destroys Karachi landmark space

    By Mahim Maher

    March 20, 2014 | 7:04 am

    Just like any other city, Karachi too suffers from the disease of big business interests. I am writing this here because it is not possible to criticise this particular big business in most newspapers.

    Bahria Town is a real estate business run by tycoon Malik Riaz. Most of the... read on

  • Bene Israel Trust goes to court in Karachi

    By Mahim Maher

    March 17, 2014 | 10:46 pm

    Yesterday was the most Jewish day I've had in a long time in Karachi. I'm laughing because of this brilliant piece of news that landed on our desk at The Express Tribune. Our court reporter, Naeem Sahoutara, came with this story of how the Bene Israel Trust has gone to court to try... read on

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  • The struggle to be Muslim

    By Mahim Maher

    March 11, 2014 | 2:21 am

    Being a Muslim in Pakistan isn't easy. Oh yes, the country was made for the Muslims of India and we're supposed to be the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, but as some people will argue, that is our biggest mistake in a world where it seems that secular countries have their act... read on

  • A las nueve de la tarde: 1 way terrorism changed me

    By Mahim Maher

    February 7, 2014 | 2:35 am

    In the parking lot a bored young man is painfully scraping off the paint from a TV DSNG van – the kind we use to broadcast live from a location. Each day I drive in to work to see the letter-box red logo of my news organization slowly disappear, inch by inch. The van’s easily... read on

  • Daniel Pearl, it’s me again

    By Mahim Maher

    November 22, 2013 | 11:32 pm

    Dear Mr Pearl,

    Shalom.

    You don't know me. We've never met. And I am only able to write this to you because you are no longer among us. After you were murdered in Karachi in 2002, your parents started a foundation in your name, which, among other things, helps train journalists... read on

  • The tale of the bearded letter

    By Mahim Maher

    November 9, 2013 | 9:43 pm

    Once upon a time, before 9-11, a non-profit working for press freedoms wanted to do a report on the relationship between the Afghan Taliban and the media. A reporter, who is now the Peshawar-based bureau chief of an English newspaper and represented the non-profit in Pakistan,... 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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