Jewish Journal

The Madrassa Madmen

By Mahim Maher

April 15, 2014 | 1:38 am

It was the first time I had seen nervous laughter from a mufti.

Mufti Abuzar and Mufti Abu Huraira who run Jamia Islamia Clifton, a large madrassa in Karachi, seemed to shift... read on

  • Timeline of Bahria Karachi controversy

    By Mahim Maher

    April 11, 2014 | 8:40 am

    Real esate tycoon Malik Riaz and his Bahria Town are going ahead with the construction of a flyover and underpasses in Clifton. Here I will be updating a timeline of events surrounding this controversy.

    Here is the timeline:


    Problem No. 1: No environment impact... read on
  • 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 sites - a Hiindu mandir and a promenade. 

    I found this old piece in the Vancouver Sun. I... 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

  • 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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