During a recent press conference, the President had said that we would be hearing good news about Kashmir within a month. So far, there is no sign of that happening; independence of Kashmir seems a distant, impossible dream. Opening minor trade between two sections of Kashmir could hardly be called 'good news'. We pray the President has something better up his sleeve. -COL (Retd) R.M. AKHTAR, Lahore Cantt, October 4.