We did another paper at school to see who would get the prize and again we got equal marks.
So people wouldn’t think I was getting special treatment, my father arranged for us to do papers at another school, that of his friend Ahmad Shah.
Again we got the same, so we both got the prize.
There was more to school than work. We liked performing plays.
I wrote a sketch based on Romeo and Juliet about corruption.
I played Romeo as a civil servant interviewing people for a job.
The first candidate is a beautiful girl, and he asks her very easy questions such as, ‘How many wheels does a bicycle have?’ When she replies, ‘Two,’ he says, ‘You are so brilliant.’
The next candidate is a man so Romeo asks him impossible things like, ‘Without leaving your chair tell me the make of the fan in the room above us.’ ‘How could I possibly know?’ asks the candidate.
‘You’re telling me you have a PhD and you don’t know!’ replies Romeo.
He decides to give the job to the girl.