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  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • New pic for Karachi’s cool Yahudi past

    By Mahim Maher

    November 5, 2013 | 11:10 pm

    In September 2005, Sam Ser of The Jerusalem Post wrote about a letter they had received by a man saying he was one of Pakistan’s last remaining Jews.

    The letter, quoted by the Post, was emailed from Karachi by an Ishaac Moosa Akhir. It said: "I am a doctor at a local hospital in... read on

  • Coming through the Slaughter

    By Mahim Maher

    October 16, 2013 | 7:54 am

    I find myself talking fast and loose at a professor's house. Someone's brother-in-law who worked as a television anchor is talking about the Shia-Sunni divide and its origins. A book by Lesley Hazleton. I remember vaguely putting it down in fear after something had rattled me. It... 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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