It was a pleasant experience to hear veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, and his daughter Pooja Bhatt, who is an actor and producer. Both were given a warm welcome at National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) Karachi. Mr. Bhatt was of the opinion that both countries need a step forward to eliminate distances and he advocated and supported any cultural activity between Pakistan and India. A month ago, the award-winning Indian film and stage actor, Naseeruddin Shah was also invited by Oxford University Press for launching his autobiography. What is most commonly held view of these artists is that, we have so much in common and we must what is mutual.

NASIR-UD-DIN SOOMRO,

Hyderabad, April 7.