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Iftekhar A Khan
Iftekhar A Khan

The writer is a freelance columnist based in Lahore.

  • December 02, 2019

    Source of instability

    When China’s top diplomat said at a G20 meeting that the United States is the biggest source of instability in the world, it was neither breaking...

  • November 23, 2019

    Taxpayers’ refrain

    Almost every government that comes into power repeats a familiar mantra that people do not pay taxes. That paying tax is the duty of every...

  • November 18, 2019

    Illegal migrants

    Whenever occupants of a sinking boat in high seas are rescued, quite a few among them turn out to be our compatriots. An increasing tendency to...

  • November 14, 2019

    Spending prudently

    Some government civic organisations show much propensity for overdoing things that are not needed and overlooking what’s urgently needed....

  • November 04, 2019

    Operations and empires

    Some events are so intriguing that you’re impelled to sit back and reflect on them. The news of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s...

  • October 28, 2019

    Peace anytime?

    US Defence Secretary Mark Esper landed unannounced in Kabul on October 21 to pick up the peace thread severed by President Trump on October 5. Peace...

  • October 18, 2019

    Falling standards

    Those who attended schools and colleges in the sixties and early seventies observe that the standard of our education has gone down over the years...