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PROFILE MUHAMMAD NAQI
COLUMN FOR THE RECORD
EDUCATION ROLE OF HEC IN HIGHER EDUCATION
SOCIETY 1- BRAIN DRAIN: HOW EXPENSIVE IT IS?
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HEALTH INSURANCE
CORPORATE PROFILE 1- AL-ZAMIN FLOATS 1ST ISLAMIC TFCS
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SIGMA LEASING CORPORATION LIMITED

 

FOR THE RECORD

 

By Syed M. Aslam
July 28 - Aug 03, 2003 

 

 

*** "WE ARE DISAPPOINTED that human rights were used as an excuse to go to war in Iraq and now the human rights of Iraqis are being violated."

(Global Human Rights Watchdog Amnesty International accusing the US of 'very serious' HR abuses in Iraq particularly denial of access to prisoners)

*** "THEY WILL be invited not as an official government but as individuals."

(Spainish Ambassador to the UN and the president of Security Council for July, Inocencio Arias announcing that 25-member Governing Council would not be given Iraq's seat at the world body and instead the representatives of the council would address it as individuals)

*** "I NEVER IMAGINED I would still be treated the way you are treating me... I am now a has-been and that's the way I want to be treated."

(Former South African president Nelson Mandela receiving a surprise gift of a compilation of some of his most famous speeches and pouring of tributes from world leaders on his 85th birthday celebrated fondly in his country)

*** "PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS been interested in the underwater world, and with only 12 submarine operations in the world we thought that it would be a good business to invest in."

(Co-partner of submarine service offering undersea marriage services in Mauritius commenting on the growing interest in the untraditional ceremonies)

*** "IF YOU'RE looking for cracks in support for a Republican president, you should look to California, since that's the first place they're likely to show up."

(Findings of a poll conducted in the US State of California showing approval of President Bush sliding down from 61 per cent in April to 49 per cent this month)

*** "THE GREATER the US pressure and threat become, the stronger retaliation (North Korea) will take against them."

(South Korean Defence Ministry official announcing the deployment of more missiles aimed at Japan as counter to what it calls the increasing US threats)

*** "THE FRENCH are the world's leading consumers of medicine: three billion boxes a year."

(French Health Minister Jean-Francois announcing the "cleansing of the nation's medicine cabinet" by reducing the number of medications paid for by the government by 84)

*** "THEY ARE STYLISH, simple, well-made, in a way that means we can sell them as fashion and lifestyle wear."

(Creative director of an online German fashion garment manufacturer expressing delight at the prison-wear becoming latest craze in high fashion)

*** "I THINK we are knocking at the door of immortality. I think by 2075 we will see it and that's a conservative estimate."

(Business professor at Mont Clair University California, Michael Zey predicting that scientific advances will one day enable humans to live decades beyond what is now seen as the human life span)

*** "GERMANY SHOULD be ignored; France should be punished; and Russia should be forgiven."

 

 

(US National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice commenting on how the US should react to countries who opposed war against Iraq)

*** "TRADING ON ONE'S family name is not deragatory anymore, at least not in my view."

(Lord Sandwich, one of few hereditary peers who won the right to keep their seats in the British House of Lords, defending his family sandwich-selling-business set up by his ancestor 11th Earl of Sandwich better known as The Earl of Sandwich)

*** "WE'RE POPULAR because we reflect the trials and tribulations of all Iraqis. We print the truth."

(Editor-in-Chief of free 'handwritten newspaper' comprising hotch-potch of sheets hung down by rocks and glass shards for display on an Iraqi sidewalk expressing joy at popularity of his 6,000-strong daily "circulation")

*** "EVEN THOUGH we can do many things, we're not gods."

(US deputy secretary of defence, Paul Wolfowitz, telling Iraqis to be patient to have their economic woes solved during his visit to the country)