Jewish Journal

Benazir Bhutto and me

By Mahim Maher

June 14, 2010 | 5:33 am

At the premiere for ‘Bhutto’ at London’s Frontline Club on Friday, I swivel around from my back-row seat and squint to try and make out the Pakistanis who have turned up. The room is... read on

  • In Pakistan, they almost party like in the USA

    By Mahim Maher

    May 30, 2010 | 4:13 am

    If you ever visit Karachi make sure you have a local socialite contact so you aren’t bored out of your gourd on Saturday night because we have no bars, clubs or strip joints in town. Well… sorry, we actually do have strip joints – they’re called ‘mujras’ and tend to be... read on

  • Shopping in Karachi - Will that be paper or plastic, Aunty?

    By Mahim Maher

    May 29, 2010 | 1:44 pm

    I went shopping today. With the exception of good bras, you can find pretty much anything you need in Karachi. One of the best markets for kitsch is Zainab market in downtown Saddar.
    I park at the Karachi Press Club and walk over to the market. We’ve been getting pretty hot... read on

  • Groups with confusing names, bodies with no cause

    By Mahim Maher

    May 28, 2010 | 3:19 pm

    I was going to make the first ever Pakistan blogger awards the lede today when a source of mine called at 7:30pm. They had been giving the Sunni action committee a hard time, he said. Things had been ‘garbar’ or unsettled.
    When this source calls me, I listen. He is so tight with... read on

  • Terrorist attack in Lahore, Pakistan

    By Mahim Maher

    May 28, 2010 | 5:29 am

    At least 19 people have been killed in Model Town Lahore, gunfire continues. It is 430pm in Pakistan on Friday. The police have defused a suicide bomber’s jacket. The place that has been attacked apepars to be a minority Ahmedi mosque. For more details and developing news in English go to:

  • Question mark over Radio Mullah’s death

    By Mahim Maher

    May 27, 2010 | 1:43 am

    The Pakistani media is going crazy with reports that Mullah Fazlullah, commonly referred to Radio Mullah, has been killed in a fight with security forces in Afghanistan’s Nuristan province that border’s Pakistan’s Dir.
    Fazlullah (pronounced with a lifted, flourished ‘LaH’ at the... read on

  • Let the Americans have it

    By Mahim Maher

    May 25, 2010 | 1:36 pm

    Our dirty business and Hakeemullah Mehsud Hollywood lookalikes

    [Karachi, Pakistan] A friend of mine is telling me about her new man. They are driving back from the French Beach, a heavenly strip of Karachi sand and sun that has yet to be polluted or spoilt by humans.

    “So I told... 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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