Pakistan is being portrayed as a most irresponsible state, having no control over its organizations, people and territory, especially FATA. This perception is being purposefully developed in the West. President Bush has recently predicted that the next 9/11 would be from FATA. Similarly our hyper active media, in the race to be ahead in 'Breaking News', is spreading the message of the Americans to our innocent people who in turn believe it to be true. In this way we are helping the Americans achieve their hegemonic designs in the region. We know very well that the people of Pakistan are very patriotic and no one wants to destabilise our country. Lets change the perception and fight our case, tell the world that we are not irresponsible. Instead of re-telecasting and reprinting what is being said by the media in India and America, we should show that it is simply not true that Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaida are operating from FATA in Pakistan. We should guard our ideological and national frontiers jealously. Pakistan has given us a lot and now it demands from all of us, especially from educated citizens, to pay back the debt by fighting for its safety, security, integrity and sovereignty. -BILAL SHAHID, Rawalpindi, via e-mail, May 9.