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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.

  • August 27, 2018

    The good, the bad and Vajpayee

    With Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death on August 16, 2018, a long chapter in Indian history has come to an end. It is customary to say good things...

  • August 20, 2018

    Blatant Anglophiles

    When V S Naipaul died on August 11, 2018, at the age of 86, the news triggered a train of thought that evoked another name of similar, or perhaps...

  • August 11, 2018

    Remembering Neeraj

    Much to the reader’s relief, today’s article will be a digression from politics to literature. With the death of Gopal Das Neeraj in July 2018,...

  • August 05, 2018

    Inevitable lessons

    My previous column, ‘The art of capturing the mandate’ , which enumerated seven tactics of stealing the electoral mandate in Pakistan, received...

  • July 28, 2018

    The art of capturing the mandate

    In the seven decades of Pakistan’s existence, at least seven strategies or tactics have been developed in the country to capture or steal...

  • July 22, 2018

    Mend the gap

    One seldom comes across a research on Sindh’s education that is impressive. However, a recent research study sponsored by the Sindh Basic...

  • July 14, 2018

    Redefining scholarship

    The normal perception in Pakistan about university teachers is that they don’t read much other than the textbooks they are supposed to teach. A...