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Thursday, 14 May 2009

Karachi Violence in Pakistan for Huffington Post

I have a love-hate relationship with Karachi; on the one hand, it is home to exciting creativity; cutting - edge music, fashion, design, journalism, etc. It has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and is always fascinating.

On the other hand, as in many big cities, there are ethnic tensions, car-jackings, drugs, gun-running, mafia murders and kidnappings, which means that danger lurks in dark corners.

On balance, I would say that I love Karachi much more than I don't, and I have memories of some very special friends who live and work there and would not be anywhere else.

For Huffington Post I have written about the heady cocktail ingredients which constitute the Karachi Molotov.

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