LAHORE SAY YARQAND By Mustansar Hussain Tarar. Lahore Se Yarqand, a month-long visit to the Chinese Xinjiang province, has political undertones that were previously absent from Mustansar Hussain Tarar’s narratives. It is not that Tarar has been apolitical as a writer. In his novels, especially Qila Jangi and Aay Ghazal-e-Shab, one could see the political animal residing inside the writer. However, the travelogues were always about wanderlust and, indeed, Tarar’s roving, probing eye that loved to keep its focus on the social spectrum.