The article by Amir Riaz in The Nation (May 8) is historically incorrect. Rafi Raza in his book 'Bhutto and Pakistan' states on page 243 of the book: "Secretary of State Kissinger arrived in Lahore on August 8, 1976. The talks were held directly between Kissinger and ZAB with no one else participating from the Pakistan side. ZAB later claimed that Kissinger had threatened that the US would make a horrible example of him if he persisted with his nuclear policy. This is now part of the legend of ZAB and Pakistan, repeated and believed by all. However, it is difficult to reconcile this with the content of the speeches made during Kissinger's Pakistan visit. Nor does this claim tally with what ZAB conveyed to me at the time". This was not the first time Bhutto had made an inaccurate, self-serving statement. His great secret on the Tashkent Declaration also turned out to be a lie when he failed to let the 'cat out of the bag'. -KHURSHID ANWER, Lahore, via e-mail, May 8.