13 Jan, 2009

These days — and for some time now…

13 Jan, 2009

These days — and for some time now — visiting newspaper offices in Karachi is different from how it used to be in the eighties. Now, to get into the Dawn office we have to show ID cards, and it’s difficult to get into the parking lot (although Beena manages to sneak the car in through Idrees Bakhtiar who now works at the Herald). Once inside the building, I can see that not much has changed since I used to work there: the corridors are quiet and the library is in the same place. But now there is less activity, and the space where the old Star editor Saneeya Hussein worked is now where newspaper archives are being collected.

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