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Aasim Zafar Khan
Aasim Zafar Khan

The writer is a freelance journalist

  • November 10, 2018

    Driving in Lahore

    Big brother is finally watching you in real time. And because we’re not used to it, we’re going about our daily commute, unawares. However, all...

  • August 01, 2018

    Reflections of an election

    One of the major fallouts of the 21st century is how the internet, and by extension social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, have created an...

  • July 10, 2018

    A master class in irony

    Sometimes things need to get much worse before they begin to get better. Or, you need to hit rock bottom, after which the only movement left is...

  • January 10, 2018

    Bring back the kites

    A solitary kite was flying over a busy neighbourhood. It wasn’t a fancy gudda or patang, but a homemade kite that is put together with a plastic...

  • 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...