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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.

  • October 24, 2021

    Visible regression

    The PTI government assumed power in 2018 with unbounded optimism and fierce ambition. Ultimately it is proving to be the most regressive government...

  • October 17, 2021

    The ignored Dardic languages

    Pakistan is home to over 70 languages. Some ten of them are widely spoken; the remaining ones are struggling to survive. In the north of Pakistan,...

  • October 11, 2021

    Poshni and the Rawalpindi case

    If you have ever worked in the advertising business in Pakistan – even if you don’t have any inkling about history or politics – you are bound...

  • October 04, 2021

    Fearless feminists

    The writer holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK and works in Islamabad.They did not have any soft spot for dictatorial attitudes;...

  • September 26, 2021

    What are we up to?

    For over 40 years we have been concerned about Afghanistan in one way or the other. In the 1980s, the Pakistani state supported the mujahideen who...

  • September 20, 2021

    Pakistan: here and now

    Essay writing as a genre has not evolved in Pakistan. If you try to count the number of essay writers that Pakistan has produced over the last seven...

  • September 13, 2021

    Soviet memories (Part VI)

    As 1989 proceeded, the Soviet Communist Party faced more problems. Gorbachev was pushing it into a direction from where the party knew it would not...

  • September 12, 2021

    Soviet memories (Part - V)

    In early 1988, when I was back in Moscow from Odessa, Ukraine, Mir Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo visited the Soviet capital. Ajmal Khattak was already there....

  • September 06, 2021

    Soviet memories (Part - IV)

    After spending two years in Moscow I moved to Baku, Azerbaijan in 1986, and lived there for a year. From there, I could observe more closely the...