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It was long-listed for a Man Booker Prize. A few times, Hanif had indications that “Mangoes” had reached powerful people. A general approached him at a party and asked who his sources were; others asked how he had managed to unravel the assassination plot. Zia’s son sent a message to complain—but, Hanif said, it was clear that he hadn’t read the book. Remarkably, there was no official backlash. “I think I was helped by the fact that no one in the military reads novels,” he said. 32 THE NEW YORKER, MAY 9, 2016 The book’s other great advantage was that it was written in English.
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In his pieces, was shot six times by unknown gunmen as he drove to work. Since then, Mir says, his television station has stopped reporting aggressively on Balochistan. In 2012, Hanif was asked by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan to write a series about dissidents who had disappeared in Balochistan. Hanif ’s reporting was compiled in a small book, “The Baloch Who Is Not Missing & Others Who Are,” and also 34 THE NEW YORKER, MAY 9, 2016 published in English-language newspapers. After the stories came out, Hanif received a call from an old Air Force friend who had become a general.