Shamshad Ahmad thinks the Pakistani leaders are the 'Romeos of the other kind' who never give up courting their Indian counterparts (The Nation, June 20). He tends to forget that suffering and rejection is the fate of all lovers; "Love is blind and the lovers cannot see The petty follies they themselves commit," says William Shakespeare in Merchant of Venice. -BARRISTER BAACHAA, Peshawar, via e-mail, June 20.