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The enlightenment of Waris Mir: Part – I – Dr Naazir...

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With increasing onslaught against the freedom of expression in Pakistan, it is imperative that we remember those who held the torch of sanity under...

Open letter to the education minister – Dr Naazir Mahmood

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Dear Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training. Hope you are doing well. The reason I wrote the full name of your ministry is...

Hasil Bizenjo: fighter for democracy – Dr Naazir Mahmood

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It was a fairly cold night in January 1988 – even by Moscow standards. The outside temperature was touching minus 20 degrees Celsius. But...

New turn in the Middle East – Dr Naazir Mahmood

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The agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has given a new twist not only to the politics of the Middle East...

Following and learning mumbo-jumbo – Naazir Mahmood

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If you have not read Francis Wheen’s wonderful book ‘How mumbo-jumbo conquered the world’, you have missed out on a lot of fun. It...

Banning books – Part II Dr Naazir Mahmood

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Of the 100 books recently banned by the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board, 65 are from the discipline of social studies. A majority of...

Banning books – Part – I Dr Naazir Mahmood

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Imposing bans on books or restricting their circulation has a long history. Civilizations have witnessed destructions of libraries numerous times in history, from the...

Chabahar and China Dr Naazir Mahmood

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As China and Iran were getting closer to each other on Chabahar, on July 15 some explosions were heard and mysterious fires broke out...

Ladakh in the limelight: Part – II

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Discussing Ladakh we must keep in mind that last year in August when the Indian government violated its own constitution to make a unilateral...

Journalism and textbooks: Part – IV- Dr Naazir Mahmood

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In most public-sector colleges and universities of Pakistan, reading Urdu textbooks of journalism is more like regurgitating Pakistan Studies textbooks again and again. Let’s...