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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.

  • April 16, 2018

    The rot in our system

    The incident had shocked everyone in the area. Asma Nawab, a girl of hardly 20, was accused of murdering her parents and brother. It was 1998; I...

  • April 09, 2018

    Talking terror

    The three-day International Counter Terrorism Forum that concluded on April 5 in Islamabad brought together a host of national and international...

  • April 01, 2018

    Welcome to your land

    Dear Malala, your arrival in Pakistan is one of the most joyous moments for us, not only because you are the youngest Nobel laureate ever, but also...

  • March 25, 2018

    The Pyrrhic victory of Dr Faustus: Part - II

    The first part of this article elicited unusual response. The emails received oscillated between two extremes; some called the article balanced and...

  • March 18, 2018

    The Pyrrhic victory of Dr Faustus: Part - I

    First, let’s examine the concept of a Pyrrhic victory. Pyrrhus was an army general who suffered tremendous losses even though he defeated the...

  • March 10, 2018

    Why Jam Saqi matters

    Being a college student in the early 1980s was an enlightening and memorable experience, and Jam Saqi was a hero to many who were involved in...

  • March 04, 2018

    Festival fever

    If you attend literature festivals in both Karachi and Lahore, you can notice a few differences between them. First, the Karachi Literature...