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Aasim Zafar Khan
Aasim Zafar Khan

The writer is a freelance journalist

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  • October 11, 2017

    No parking

    Pakistan’s motorisation rate – which is the number of passenger cars per 1,000 inhabitants – stood at 17 in 2015. This is an...

  • September 27, 2017

    The new battlefront

    April 24, 2015: Karachi. Renowned activist Sabeen Mahmud had just been murdered. As her friends, family and well-wishers tried to comprehend what...

  • September 13, 2017

    Pawns on someone else’s chessboard

    At a time when governments and dictators alike are clamping down on freedom of speech and expression in print and on television, social media is...

  • March 12, 2015

    Bibi’s blunder

    There’s nothing quite like a fully functional and vibrant democracy. After all, which other political system will allow the president of your...

  • February 28, 2015

    The intelligence disconnect

    It happens every time. There is a terror incident somewhere in the country, and shortly afterwards we find out that there was intelligence available...

  • February 21, 2015

    Our national delusion

    Let’s talk cricket for a while. One match in particular. Yes, that one. On one side there was India. Reigning world champions with arguably the...

  • February 14, 2015

    Counterterrorism farce

    Pakistan has a brand new counter-terrorism force (CTF). The first batch of nearly 500 corporals, as they have been named, has recently graduated...

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