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The government says it's cracking down on patchy vaccination practices, checking the records of anyone trying to fly out of the country. They missed me.
Every drop of liquid in your mouth will dry up. Swallowing will become impossible. Each breath will feel like knives sticking in your lungs.
American parents may have the luxury of being able to buy into odd ideas about vaccines — their children are protected by others' immunity. But elsewhere, the results are tragic.
A partial glossary of Karachi's favorite English turns of phrase.
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.
Since I moved back to Karachi, both relatives and strangers have expressed frequent concern about my relationship status.
Cyrus Patel never thought he'd spend the majority of his professional life elbow-deep in dead animals.
Pakistan's health workers worry the provocative condom ad will hurt their contraception programs.
My grandmother is now the last thing she wanted to be: a widow in Pakistan.
On Aug. 14, Pakistan celebrates 66 tumultuous years of independence. GlobalPost's Mariya Karimjee is there, camera phone in hand.
In the last two years, Karachi's Shabbir Square marketplace has become a hotbed of violence. Embroiderers there say their usually brisk business has taken a huge hit.