Posts Tagged ‘Karachi’

Two days later, Karachi is still smouldering after a suicide attack on a Muharram procession that killed over 40 innocent people. Literally, minutes after the assault, we began to see what was envisaged to be the backlash. Rioters set fire to police stations and vehicles. However, the most crucial and permanent damage was done to […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=MQM&iid=3406736″ src=”d/d/d/9/Pakistan_Election_Gear_3577.jpg?adImageId=8529828&imageId=3406736″ width=”380″ height=”413″ /] With our usual suspects, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), up to their regular antics, it looks like the political horizon is opening up for relatively untried candidates. As I read Mosharraf Zaidi’s new post, a version of which is in The News, I […]


Proxy Wars

21Nov09

[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=US+forces+afghanistan+border&iid=3005760″ src=”7/a/b/8/US_And_Afghan_7188.jpg?adImageId=7695196&imageId=3005760″ width=”500″ height=”334″ /] The director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, Leon Panetta has been in Pakistan. He met President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Chief of Army Staff, Ashfaq Kayani and ISI head, Ahmed Shuja Pasha. According to the Daily Times, ‘Panetta praised the Pakistan […]


The Silent Ones

29Sep09

[picapp src=”c/0/0/7/Refugees_Flee_Fighting_f790.jpg?adImageId=7267837&imageId=4817080″ width=”396″ height=”594″ /] Last week, a 13-year-old boy from Karachi’s Korangi neighbourhood was gang-raped by three men. The crime took place on the first night of Eidul Fitr. That’s right. When you and I were having dinner with our families or doing whatever we do to celebrate the holiday, a boy was screaming […]


The monsoon season left Karachi paralysed and without power for 3 days.