Time magazine has an extermely sobering “article”:http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501030616-457408,00.html on Karachi:
bq. Kidnappings, bombings, assassinations, extortion, bribery? Just another week in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest and most populous city.
“Karachi today,” says Tariq Amin, a fashion stylist and prominent social commentator, “is like Chicago in the days of Al Capone mixed in with the Middle Ages.”
You know things are really wrong when Time magazine is writing about them. General Musharaff is none too pleased about it. This article is in many ways better written and covers more ground then almost all of the stuff which I have read in the local magazines and newspapers. A must read to understand where Pakistan is going.
Along with the article is a “Photo Essay: To Live & Die in Karachi”:http://www.time.com/time/asia/photoessays/karachi/index.html.