Thanks buzzar! When I saw your reply this morning, it filled me with hope that other people felt the same way I did. I'd put off writing because of the attempted assassination of Benazir Bhutto, but I thought today would be the day I got that letter written and in the post.
NOW the BBC tells me that the country's locked down all its private media outlets in readiness for a state of emergency rule.
It's NEVER a good time to talk to Pakistan's government, is it? "Excuse me Mr Musharraf, I know you're currently clinging onto power by your fingernails, but about the Indian POWs..."
I'm going to wait until there's a definitive leader in charge. Who knows, maybe a new government might be more willing to acknowledge previous mistakes and put things right?