I know it isn't important to the younger generation, but I do feel that they should be told that many things they hold as true are in fact not so. There is, for instance, that fiction that Mr. Jinnah used to speak Urdu fluently, even though the fact is that he could speak only a few broken sentences in the national language. His speeches were translated into Urdu and they found someone whose voice was similar to his, and made audios for broadcasting. This was done in the frenzied days of that hypocrite who pretended to be a very good Muslim (Zia). 

Another piece of fiction that needs to be demolished is that Pakistan came into existence on August 14. For the first two or three years, Independence Day was August 15. Fortunately there are postage stamps which prove this, as well as records of speeches by Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan asking the nation to celebrate with zeal the first Independence Day on August 15. Actually, our rulers suddenly realized that we should not observe our most revered holiday on a day on which the Indians also did so. Therefore, it was changed to August 14.

I also recollect that our standard time used to be the same as India's, namely four and a half hours ahead of GMT. (For East Pakistan, it was 6 hours ahead of GMT). I recall my geography teacher saying that the time selected as standard was the one corresponding to Karachi, as Karachi is centrally situated. The teacher hesitated a bit when she said it, as if she doubted it. But later, I found that the longitude passing very near to Karachi neatly cuts Pakistan into two almost equal halves. And this is how it should be, but just because India was following the same time, we had to change it. Right now, our standard time is that corresponding to the Northern Areas (this, in fact, should be India's Standard time). This is unnatural, and someone with pluck should try to persuade the government to correct it, but I know it won't, just because it will mean having the same standard time as India's.