I had the unfortunate experience of attending the opening ceremony of the International Islamic Women policing conference in Islamabad today where Ms Fehmida Mirza who was the chief guest arrived late by two solid hours. While the guests from within Pakistan and from 16 other countries were waiting impatiently, the chief guest strode in took her seat and later made her speech without offering a word of apology. One foreign official was heard commenting that she was shocked that there was not a word of explanation from the chief guest as to why she was late. HUMAIRA MASIHUDDIN Islamabad, November 21.