Mariya Karimjee was previously a Deputy Editor of Breaking News and Social Media at GlobalPost and still writes for the site sometimes. She was born in Karachi, Pakistan and has moved around considerably since. She’s lived in Texas, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, Cairo, and New York, and now Boston. Previously, she has worked as an intern for Newsline magazine in Karachi, Pakistan and 002Houston, an arts and culture magazine in the downtown Houston area. She was a GlobalPost/Kaiser Global Health Reporting Fellow and was the administrator of the Global Pulse blog. She has an M.S. in Journalism with a concentration in magazine writing from Columbia University.
The world should celebrate Malala's victory. Pakistan's government shouldn't just yet.
At first, it was just the messages. Then they started to call.
In spite of my many years in gun-loving Texas, the first time I heard celebratory gunfire was in Karachi in 2009. That was the same year I learned stray bullets kill people.
Pakistan, surprisingly, was founded on the idea of religious tolerance. On Dec. 25, a divided nation remembers the man whose vision of a secular state didn't materialize.
Miles away from industrial output, far from any large metropolis, the Kaghan Valley is still the most popular tourist destination in Pakistan.
Artists' appeals are probably no match for one of the highest homicide rates on the planet.
When I was a kid in Karachi, the faithful celebrated Ashura freely in the streets. That has all changed.
Locals say Karachi's Mumtaz Mahal is half-fox, half-woman. For just $1 you can ask her any question your heart desires.
Since a massive earthquake struck on Sept. 24, local relief efforts have been hampered by attacks from militants and separatist groups.
Some Karachi residents have an easier time dismissing violence when it targets Christians, a small minority group in Pakistan.
There's no shortage of alcohol in Karachi. If you're determined, well-connected, and have enough money, it's easy to get your hands on anything and everything. Just don't let the Rangers catch you.