Jewish Journal

Will Pakistan’s govt fall today?

By Mahim Maher

1 week ago

Today, Aug 14, is Pakistan’s 68th birthday but instead of celebrating we’re wondering if we’ll have a government by the end of the day.

Two anti-government forces are trying to march on... read on

  • A bullet waiting for us all in Karachi

    By Mahim Maher

    3 weeks ago

    I was robbed at gunpoint this week in Karachi. I don’t really want to write about this because the repetitive telling of the story or externalization of the experience feels as if it will give it another life—numb its essence or fetishize it.

    I’ve worked as a journalist in... read on

  • Asking the Qur’an

    By Mahim Maher

    June 6, 2014 | 7:53 am

    I was born in London and from 1976 to 1984 I thought I was a Christian. I know the Lord’s Prayer, which remains one of my favourites till today. Whenever I am sick or someone I love is sick, I get down on my knees with Head Nurse Maria at South City Hospital where my father works... read on

  • 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 nervously when their father, the madrassa’s founder, Mufti Mohiuddin, started to talk about the... 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

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