This is with reference to the World Cup victory of Pakistan. I congratulate the whole nation and thank Allah for providing His blessings so timely. It was more than a victory for our cricket-starved and depressed nation. The wild shows of jubilation by the people everywhere clearly show that they are sick and tired of listening only to bad news. They desperately want the government to protect them from terrorists. The victory was a great morale booster for the nation, as I am sure it was for the Army as well. I know soldiers celebrated it in the bunkers in the conflict zones. If we can beat the world, we can beat the terrorists also. I wish to tell our soldiers that prayers of the whole nation are with them. -DR FAREEHA KHANUM, Mardan, via e-mail, June 24.