Removal of Pakistan from the US immigration screening list should be welcomed. A lot of resentment was created in our country when Pakistan was also added to the critical list of countries whose residents posed a threat to the US security and hence had to be subjected to invasive screening procedures in place on US airports. However, now that condition has been removed and a new procedure based on passenger profiling has been introduced instead. This change in policy has been caused by the reaction of a diplomatic delegation which rather than undergoing the screening process on a US airport, decided to return home. This issue hogged a lot of limelight during the recent strategic dialogue between the two countries as well. I think revocation of the screening procedure is a great step forward towards clearing the doubts and confusions between the two countries on a number of issues, and will promote a lot of mutual understanding. -ZAINAB ALI, Islamabad, April 5