Mohammed Hanif has been an officer pilot, a journalist and is now a satirical novelist. His work explores the contradictions in Pakistani society and he is one of a generation of new writers in the country who are keen to show it is not mired in conflict. He talks to Razia Iqbal about his novels A Case of Exploding Mangoes and Our Lady of Alice Bhatti and why he likes to make his readers laugh.
Recorded with Razia Iqbal in Pakistan for the Lahore Literary Festival.
Picture: Mohammed Hanif, Credit: Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images