The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Tanveer Mahmood Ahmed stated the other day (November 25) that PAF is fully capable of stopping drone flights and missile strikes in our territory. However, he said it depended on the government whether it wanted to benefit from this PAF capability to deter the aggressors. The statement of the Air chief is encouraging but the PAF capability was never in doubt; it is the resolve of the government that is being questioned here. Does the government have the required will, and courage, for such a decision? A Pashtu proverb comes to mind. They say "When power is not accompanied by courage and will, it just become useless - a cause of disgrace. -ANWAR JALAL, Peshawar, via e-mail, November 26.