What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Playing Xbox with my friends in a freezing cold room!
What is your greatest fear?
Losing dear ones.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
People who harm others and then try to justify it.
What is your greatest extravagance?
What is your current state of mind?
On what occasion do you lie?
When my wife asks whether I got her work done on time.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
A man who thinks beyond his own interest and gain.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
One who is worth more than her appearance. My wife Salma.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“I’ll call you in two minutes.”
When and where were you happiest?
Koh Phangan family vacation.
What is your greatest regret?
Honest mistakes but no regrets. I believe everything happens for a good reason and when you look back in life, mistakes make more sense.
Which talent would you most like to have?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
Where would you most like to live?
Close to nature, like up north in Pakistan.
What is your most treasured possession?
It keeps changing
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Poverty and injustice.
If you didn’t do your current job, what would you choose to do?
Play table tennis.
What is your most marked characteristic?
I avoid confrontation.
Who is your hero of fiction?
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Akhtar Hameed Khan.
Who are your heroes in real life?
They keep on changing.
What’s your favourite quote?
“The greatest sadness is not to try and fail but fail to try at all.”
How many hours of load shedding did you experience yesterday?
Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2010.
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