It is so unfortunate that the foreign media projects Pakistan and Afghanistan as the same countries both speaking the same language, both stuck in poverty and war for years, both having Taliban as the rebellious religious warriors from the local population. Last week I was shocked to see the world premier of the Hollywood movie Iron Man which showed kidnapping of a US Arm dealer in Afghanistan by Afghanis. Believe it or not, the kidnappers where all shown talking in our beloved Urdu language. -MUHAMMAD TALAL, Lahore, via e-mail, May 15.