February 5 was observed as the Kashmir Solidarity Day. We observed it as a holiday incurring net loss of a further Rs. 10 billions to our already miserable economy. What have we gained from this so-called 'solidarity'? Our government has clearly compromised on Kashmir while the Indian stance on the issue remains the same. In fact, it has been strengthened even further due to internal problems and weaknesses in our country. While we await our next army general's coming, and the Kashmir issue is buried deep in the grave of Pak-India talks, I fail to understand the purpose of this Solidarity Day? And above all, a holiday in the present abysmal state of the economy is beyond me. Would we stop playing these games and wake up to the real issues? -AMJAD H. MIRZA, Lahore, via e-mail, February 5.