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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.

  • February 26, 2019

    Books on the highway

    In my previous column yesterday, I wrote about the two books that I bought at an unlikely place in Sindh – the Vanjara Café near Mirpurkhas. The...

  • February 25, 2019

    Books on the highway: Part - I

    As we were moving from Tharparkar to Hyderabad, colleagues from Thardeep stopped for tea near Mirpurkhas. And there it was – Vanjara Café with a...

  • February 18, 2019

    Debating the constitution

    It is always nice to interact with young boys and girls studying in public universities, where most of them come from humble backgrounds. A recent...

  • February 11, 2019

    Why perceptions matter

    Just by looking at the front page of a newspaper you can get an idea about how important perceptions are. The two main headlines of this newspaper...

  • February 04, 2019

    Whither policies?

    Normally, four federal ministries in any federal system of government are considered the backbone of a federation: defence, finance, foreign...

  • January 28, 2019

    H M Jafri: a scholar of early Islam

    There are not many bookshops in Skardu, but whenever I happen to be there my friend, Aziz Ali Dad, takes me to Soday Books – a compact and fine...

  • January 20, 2019

    Upholding democracy

    Suddenly, some of the sages appearing on electronic media and writing in newspapers have realised that they have been short-changed. Many of those...