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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

From winning the heart of your beloved to getting a promotion at work, Pakistan's spiritual healers and practitioners of black magic say there is nothing they can't help you achieve -- for a humble donation.

The centuries-old practice of spiritual healing is rooted in mystic Sufi lore and has traditionally been the domain of pirs, while black magic, a cure-all to some and for others a scam, preys on people's superstitions.

Sorcerers continue to thrive despite the disapproval of religious scholars.


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"Contact us immediately to get all the jobs done while sitting at home," screams one classified advert featured in several newspapers.

It offers an answer for all manner of problems, be they "failure in love, overcoming the boss, getting a job transfer, foreign travel, lack of marriage proposals or a chance to win a lottery."


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Taxi driver Irfan Ahmed, 26, sought help to win the hand of a woman he had fallen in love with -- with no success.

"I have tried these problem solvers and they all are fake. I lost thousands of rupees on them to make my marriage possible, but she got married to someone else and I am still a bachelor," he said.

#1 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-05-21 06:08 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Inscribed "spells" of black magic script can also be dissolved into liquids and used as a curse to be given to one's enemies, while some sorcerers ask their followers to sacrifice a black hen or goat to ward off evils."

I could think of some good use for that one :)

#2 | Posted by patron at 2014-05-21 09:56 AM | Reply | Flag:

Burn sage; it will bring you good fortune.

#3 | Posted by squinch at 2014-05-21 10:33 AM | Reply | Flag:

I generally use FM.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-05-21 12:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

Don't go to Pakistan. Call my ex-wife. She's a witch and she's always looking for money.

#5 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-05-21 01:08 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

I'll believe it works when I see Rigel back on the Nooner.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-05-21 02:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Don't go to Pakistan. Call my ex-wife. She's a witch and she's always looking for money."

Mustang your x has never run for Senate....has she?

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2014-05-22 12:14 AM | Reply | Flag:

Obamaromneycare strikes again.

Would not be a problem if we had real national health care instead of an insurance mafia bailout.

Keep believing that there is a difference between the parties.

#8 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-05-22 01:21 AM | Reply | Flag:

#7 She is WAY too dumb to be a politician, and that's saying something.

#8 WFTRU talking about? Does Obamacare cover witch doctors now, too?

#9 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-05-22 08:36 AM | Reply | Flag:

"She is WAY too dumb to be a politician, and that's saying something."

Is this her?

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2014-05-22 12:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

Do any of them offer to turn you into a newt?

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2014-05-23 06:03 PM | Reply | Flag:


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