I was glued to my TV yesterday watching our ever-smiling President coming to meet Mian Nawaz Sharif at his residence in Raiwind. What a show his arrival was First, the special aircraft appeared on the screen, then came the three huge helicopters and hundreds of security guards. It must have cost crores of rupees to the poor public who shall pay for all this pomp and show. But, then, that is part of the game. Mian Sahib told the reporters that as President Zardari was coming to his house as his guest, he couldn't take the liberty of opening his heart to him which was full of complaints concerning issues of the poor public. People wonder when will these two great leaders have a heart-to-heart talk about complaints of the poor public? According to newspaper, many important things were discussed between them but no time table was given as to when those decisions would be implemented. People have a thousand issues they want their leaders to discuss, if they only have some time to do so. -COL (Retd) R.M. AKHTAR, Lahore, via e-mail, July 18.