President Asif Ali Zardari offered India unconditional resumption of the composite dialogue, followed by Prime Minister Yusaf Raza Gillani and the Foreign Office reiterating President Zardari's peace offer. Newspapers on 11th and 12th June across Pakistan reported that the US Under Secretary of State William Burns currently visiting India was cajoling the Indian government to resume talking with Pakistan. American foreign Secretary Hillary Clinton is also expected to visit the subcontinent soon, aiming to revive the stalled peace process between the arch rivals. All these developments are being hailed as good omen by the Pakistani intelligentsia and media. What is surprising, though, is that just a few days ago, the Pakistani elite was backing a propaganda campaign that Pakistan is fighting a proxy war with India in its insurgency-plagued northwestern territory. Surely the insurgency in our northwest isn't solved yet. So may we ask the Pakistani government that has India stopped backing the Taliban militants? Or was the government playing plain populism by using the anti-Indian sentiment to ratchet up support for the unpopular military operation? If popular opinion is "India is our enemy", why is a democratic government that supposedly reflects the aspirations of the people, offering an olive branch to India especially when Indian atrocities in Kashmir continue unabated? Or does the sudden thaw in relations between Indian and Pakistan has something to do with the visit of the American Czar, Richard Holbrooke, who recently visited Pakistan on a 'humanitarian' mission? -MOEZ MOBEEN, Islamabad, via e-mail, June 12.