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Dr Naazir Mahmood
Dr Naazir Mahmood

The writer holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK and works in Islamabad.

  • July 21, 2021

    Narratives of the past

    As the Taliban’s victories are gaining momentum in Afghanistan, there appear to be two types of reactions here in Pakistan. One side says that it...

  • July 12, 2021

    More on writing skills

    In response to my previous column ‘Enhancing writing skills’ , there have been even more emails from readers asking various types of questions....

  • July 05, 2021

    Enhancing writing skills

    Many of my readers have been pretty keen on publishing their writings. They send their pieces to me for publications, and I feel sorry telling them...

  • June 28, 2021

    A voice for the voiceless

    When Usman Kakar spoke in the Senate of Pakistan, he was undoubtedly one of the sanest voices that represented the sentiments of the people. Though...

  • June 22, 2021

    A convention of lawyers

    It was an array of the most committed activists and leaders of civil society, human rights, lawyers’ fraternity, and media professionals in the...

  • June 14, 2021

    How to select good books

    Many readers and aspiring readers ask about how to select good books, as if there is a universal formula that one can apply on books and select the...

  • June 09, 2021

    Looking for the black cat

    It is not often that a column elicits such a response as ‘On reading’ did last week. There was a steady stream of emails and messages – from...

  • May 31, 2021

    On reading

    Some of my new friends – especially young ones – who visit me at home for the first time pose interesting questions about the modest collection...

  • May 24, 2021

    Attacks on Gaza

    Israeli bombardment on Gaza has not only destroyed buildings and hospitals; it has also targeted nearly all roads leading to hospitals. The...