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Karachi Violence

Karachi Airport Attack Plummets the State Further Into Embroilment

Mariam Khan | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

At that moment, little did I know that in my part of the world too, history was being written. Local news channels were blaring with "breaking news" tickers. No, this time around news did not deal with the money laundering case.

A Game of Egos

Mariam Khan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Mariam Khan

2013. A year in Pakistan's history when the government and public were celebrating a successful election as for the first time ever in the nation's history. Democracy, here, is when the government is fooling the masses who have been kept under the false pretense of having the right to express themselves completely.

Taliban at the Airport: After Karachi Attack, Mobilizing Pakistan with a Lesson from Sri Lanka

Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Akbar Shahid Ahmed

SriLankan Airlines Flight UL 183 was cancelled Sunday. On June 9, the destination that SriLankan's passengers wanted to reach was recovering from a siege by the Pakistani Taliban.

Armored Cars Boom In Pakistan Amid Bombs And Bullets

Agence France Presse | Guillaume Lavallee | Posted 10.19.2013 | World

As an unprecedented wave of killings and kidnappings hits Karachi, the Pakistani city's elite are splashing out to have their luxury cars made bomb an...

Bombing Kills Teens Playing Soccer In Karachi

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan Aug 7 (Reuters) - A bomb killed 11 people in a poor district of Pakistan's financial hub of Kara...

Post-elections: A Ray of Hope for Pakistanis

Saad Khan | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Saad Khan

Given the history of coups, Pakistanis need to be given the opportunity to elect their leaders democratically. Continued democratic process is the only way out of Pakistan, a country that is no longer capable of any experiments.

Dear America: Don't Get Used to Living With Fear

Hamna Zubair | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Hamna Zubair

When I moved to New York in the summer of 2012 I felt the biggest difference between my new city and my hometown was the absence of physical threats.

Activist For Poor Latest Victim Of Karachi Chaos

AP | ADIL JAWAD and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Gunmen shot and killed a pioneering Pakistani activist in Karachi who helped bring services like sewer and water to the city...

The War For Karachi

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 12.10.2012 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan -- Bodies are piling up in Pakistan's largest city as it suffers one of its most violent years in history, and concern is growing th...

What's Happening on Pakistan's Main Street?

Saad Khan | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Saad Khan

The real stakeholders of Pakistan have no interest left in the political upheavals or the controversial decisions churned out by the Pakistani Supreme Court. They are more concerned about the power crisis and the law and order situation.

Carnage At Political Rally

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Gunmen opened fire on a political rally in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and sparking rioti...

Wave Of Violence In Pakistan Kills Dozens In Two Days

AP | ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Suspected gang members killed 39 people in two days in Pakistan's largest city, with many of the victims tortured, shot and ...

Amid Violence, Pakistanis Debate New Provinces

Saad Khan | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
Saad Khan

"The current debate has opened Pandora's Box and is bound to create acrimony in the already tattered national fabric of Pakistan," a senior constitutional lawyer told me.

The Most Dangerous Place in Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Waziristan may not be the most dangerous area in Pakistan. Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan and its financial and industrial hub, is witnessing increased violence in recent months.

Dozens Killed In 3 Days During Wave Of Violence In Pakistan

AP | ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Gunmen opened fire on two buses and waged street battles in Pakistan's largest city Thursday, killing at least 22 people as ...

Will Karachi Offensive Target the Taliban?

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

There has been talk -- and some action -- of starting a military operation in Karachi to root out the miscreants. Pakistan Rangers, a paramilitary for...

Karachi's Violent Existence

Mahawish Rezvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mahawish Rezvi

Karachi is a city of contradictions. For the most part the port city had been sheltered from all the suicide bombings happening every day across Pakistan. But the peace is easily shattered.

Karachi Blues Turn into Reds

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Karachi is the financial hub of Pakistan, the country's largest city and its only port. Violence is nothing new to the city of 15 million, as it saw astounding ethnic rioting and state brutalities in the 1990s.

Karachi Ethnic Violence Kills Almost 30

DAWN.COM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Zulfikar Mirza said Thursday that the situation in Karachi had been brought under control and that political parties in t...