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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.

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  • January 21, 2018

    A faraway land

    After reading my previous column ‘Getting education right’, published in these pages on January 13, many readers wondered if peace and harmony...

  • January 13, 2018

    Getting education right

    If there is any antidote to violence and extremism in our society, it is education. If there is any cure for child abuse it has to be education. If...

  • January 08, 2018

    A poet with a vision

    With the death of poet Anwaar Ahmad in Lucknow on January 2 at the age of 71, the Urdu language and the secular traditions of the Subcontinent have...

  • December 30, 2017

    Central and West Asia in 2017

    After the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, the five countries of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and...

  • December 23, 2017

    The Jerusalem vote

    When the UN overwhelmingly voted against the US in the General Assembly session on Thursday, it became an historic vote. Even the closest allies of...

  • December 16, 2017

    Elections in Gujarat

    This past week saw elections for in the Indian state of Gujarat. The elections were held in two phases and vote counting will begin on Dec 18.But...

  • December 09, 2017

    A sad tale

    A lot has already been written and recorded about the sit-in that had crippled the federal capital for most of November, but the entire story can be...

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