We drove from Lahore to Islamabad in convoy with a police escort as there is a demonstration to do with public transport today. We saw no sign of it but our hosts are most anxious to ensure that we have no problems. We had to come along the ordinary main road as the motorway was closed because the Pakistani air force were practising landing on it. I'm not kidding.
We have already been to a reception given by the Minister of Tourism. Later we are going to meet the Prime Minister, have drinks in the British Embassy and be entertained to dinner by the Minister of Tourism. Our visit is very important here. I could get used to police escorts, roads closed for me, waving and shaking hands.