Can anybody tell us about the federal Minister of Defence and where he is nowadays and what is he doing? Because a number of events related to his ministry, like attack at GHQ, Shangla Hill, army reservations and ISPR press release on KL Bill, prospects of Waziristan operation, etc, have emerged during the past few days but no word has been heard from our Minister of Defence. We Pakistanis, a nervous lot, are very worried about his mysterious absence from national scenario at this crucial time. Will the government of Pakistan dig him out of hiding? -NAILA SIDDIQUI, Karachi, October 15.