It is not a secret that President Musharraf had spent over a billion rupees during the last one year on his foreign tours. Invariably, such visits coincided with matching visits of senior US officials to the same destinations, obviously for doing covert business away from the prying eyes of the local press and public. Now there is a rumour that most of the sensitive foreign missions are being shifted to Dubai, the new virtual capital of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Wonder why? -M. SAEED, Islamabad, via e-mail, May 16.