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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.

  • September 25, 2022

    A volatile region

    Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are two of the 15 former Soviet republics that became independent after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. They are...

  • September 19, 2022

    Before Gorbachev : Part - II

    In the USSR, the 1980s began with big news. The Soviet armies had entered Afghanistan in the last week of 1979 on the pretext of a request by the...

  • September 12, 2022

    Before Gorbachev : Part - I

    Plenty of obituaries have appeared in newspapers and on social media, paying tribute to Gorbachev. He introduced major changes in the Soviet system...

  • September 04, 2022

    Deepening the Zia dictatorship

    In my last article, ‘Remembering 1977’ , I highlighted how the year 1977 became a turning point in Pakistan’s history. Within 40 days after...

  • August 29, 2022

    Remembering 1977

    The year 2022 marks 45 years since the fateful days of 1977. As the nation prepared to celebrate 30 years of its independence, the country that had...

  • August 22, 2022

    Seventy-five years of education: Part - II

    The first half of the 1970s brought both good and bad news for education in Pakistan. The good news was that the Bhutto government had a plan to...

  • August 15, 2022

    Seventy-five years of education: Part - I

    As Pakistan celebrates its platinum jubilee at 75, it is time to take stock of the country’s achievements and losses in various fields. A country...

  • August 08, 2022

    Transformative realism

    The writer holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK.Coming across any good book that enlightens our understanding of the world and its...

  • July 31, 2022

    Land of uncertainty

    Our failures as a nation have been on full display for long, but lately they have taken on a new proportion. Most of these failures are a collective...

  • July 24, 2022

    Ninety years of a full life [Part – III]

    This is the last part of my series of columns about my father – M Rashad Mahmood – who was born in Bombay in 1932 and completed 90 years of his...