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Police disperse a rally in downtown Karachi. The city has been plagued by violence and corruption, setting the scene for superintendent Omar Shahid Hamid's widely read crime novels.   © Reuters
The Big Story

Novelist's hard-boiled fiction reflects his life as a top Karachi cop

Omar Shahid Hamid has survived gunshots and life on a hit list

HENNY SENDER, Nikkei Asian Review columnist | Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan

KARACHI -- There are two Omar Shahid Hamids.

One is the heroic face of law and order in Karachi, epaulets on his shoulders, a revolver on his waist and bodyguards hovering close by. And there is the cerebral author, clad in kurta, who is as familiar a figure at international literary festivals as he is at briefings as a senior superintendent of police.

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