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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.

  • November 18, 2017

    Redressing public grievances

    Writing about personal experiences in a newspaper column is not a good idea, but if an experience can inform the readers about how systems do or...

  • November 13, 2017

    Part - II: The battle for power

    King Salman assumed power in Saudi Arabia in January 2015. Just two months later, in March 2015, he initiated the Saudi Army action against the...

  • November 11, 2017

    The battle for power in the kingdom: Part - I

    When the new crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced liberal reforms by allowing women to drive and go to stadiums, the world...

  • November 04, 2017

    The language of power

    On November 1, all political parties agreed to exclude the armed forces and the judiciary from any possibility of accountability through the...

  • October 28, 2017

    Cycle of terror

    On October 14, terrorists targeted Somalia once again. A massive explosion at the gate of a hotel killed over 250 people in Mogadishu. Somalia has...

  • October 21, 2017

    The police and the Rangers: Part - II

    When my article with the above caption appeared on this page on Oct 7, the response from the police, the Rangers, and the readers was overwhelming....

  • October 14, 2017

    When the verdict changed

    On October 9, the Gujarat High Court in India delivered a changed verdict. Before discussing this further, it is worth recalling that in 2002, a...