[The following piece is a work of satire. Learn to take a joke; you’ll live longer.]
The banning of the offensive books compiled by the Punjab Directorate General for Public Relations (DGPR) has hit a snag as the booklet that contained the compiled list has been banned on account of containing the titles and offensive passages from the banned books.
“When we had to go about raiding the respective publishing houses and bookstores, we looked at which book was most offensive, which turned out to be our booklet,” said Saleem Hassan, Director Operations, at the DGPR. “It turned out to be the booklet compiled by us at the DGPR and the team at the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board. It was automatic, yes, because it had to contain the passages.”
“So, long story short: we don’t know which books to ban and burn now that we have destroyed all the booklets,” he said. “We don’t even have soft copies because the IT guys deleted all objectionable folder from our PCs.”
“This is really bad,” he said. “I don’t know what we will do. Even if we compile it all over again, it will still be on top of our list!”