Mohammad Shehzad

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  • Mohammad Shehzad is a freelance journalist/researcher based in Islamabad.

    Partition of History in Textbooks in Pakistan: Implications of Selective Memory and Forgetting

    This article seeks to study the post-partition and especially post-1971 experimentation with history writing in Pakistan and focuses on how the revisiting of the partition has led to a reinvention of history by the selective contraction, misinterpretation and even omission of certain periods believed to be detrimental to the process of nation building in Pakistan. The article seeks to selectively apply the Hegelian approach and make a case for a common history, which it is hoped will facilitate better relations and greater mutual understanding between the nations of the sub-continent.

    May 2013

    The State of Islamic Radicalism in Pakistan

    The soil of Pakistan, because of its culture, customs, traditions, values, the temperament of the people and even state policies, provides the ideal ground for Islamic radicalism, extremism, sectarianism and terrorism.

    March 2013

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