There is one great thing that I have recently noticed about the present democratic government. It is the level of interest that our leaders have shown in the diplomatic endeavors that need to be made by Pakistan at this crucial time. At least these leaders are taking the bull by the horns and addressing the criticism as well as threats. These things are routinely handled by the spokesperson assigned. The involvement of the President of Pakistan is very appreciable. There is a lot of agitation on the other side as our culpability has been drummed into minds of the US and Indian leaders in a systematic way. Still, it is rather obvious that the Pakistani leadership is vigorously defending the case of our country and standing manfully against external and internal threats. Thus, the people should not lose hope and keep faith in the government. -RAZIA MASOOD, Lahore, via e-mail, December 31.