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Haseeb Asif

Writer, journalist

Haseeb Asif is a writer and journalist in Lahore 

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It’s Defence Day In Pakistan, But I Don’t Know What We’re Celebrating

Historians differ as to how exactly 6 September, 1965, played out; this is because historians differ as to who pays their monthly incomes. Those who write official histories are often doomed to repeat it. My history books claimed that Pakistan captured four times the territory that India did, your history books claim the exact opposite, which leaves a lot of territory unaccounted for; it means that in total we captured 16 times the territory that neither of us had before. That’s what I call a win-win situation.
06/09/2016 12:00 PM IST