I read the detailed press briefing by Haji Mangal Bagh of Bara Khyber Agency, NWFP, with great astonishment. He says that he has full control over his agency where he has 1,20,000 strong army under his command. He can mobilize this force at any time in any direction. The report (22.4.2008) gives the impression that there is a new royal kingdom of Khyber near Peshawar being ruled by His Royal Highness Haji Mangal Bagh and his family. If this is true, then we are really reverting back to our past glory when such fiefdoms and kingdoms used to flourish in the region plagued by ignorance, poverty and violence. My only question is what about the country named Pakistan? -BASHIR HUSSAIN AZAD, Chitral, via e-mail, April 23.