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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY THE READINESS OF PAKISTAN IT INDUSTRY POST SEPTEMBER 
POLITICS & POLICY 1- OUTSOURCING: IS IT GOOD OR BAD FOR THE ECONOMY
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FOR THE RECORD


By Syed M. Aslam
Apr 05 - 11, 2004

 

 

 

 

*** "IF PEACE PROCESS does not move forward, then I will not be a part to it."

(President Pervez Musharraf setting the July-August deadline for positive developments to resolve the long-standing Kashmir issue warning that the peace process between Pakistan and India could get derailed if not addressed seriously and quickly)

*** "WE HAVE ALWAYS believed that Jammu and Kashmir, including the PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir), is an integral part of India."

(Excerpt from the Vision Document 2004 issued by India's Hindu revivalist BJP Party seeking re-election next month for Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. The Document contains BJP's electoral promises)

*** "STAY INSIDE the lines. We don't need to puff this (up). We need (to) be careful as hell about it. This thing will go away soon and what will keep it alive will be one of us going over the line."

(Handwritten notes written by political appointee Eric Ruff to the top US defence body Pentagon expressing worries about the damaging testimony last week of a former counter-terrorism chief to a commission investigating the 9/11 attacks. The notes were found at a Washington coffee shop)

*** "$ 8.2 BILLION"

(Financial assistance pledged by donar nations over next three years for Afghanistan)

*** "REVEALED IN PAGE after page of FBI reports is the portrait of Kerry at age 27 speaking with courage and conviction, leading veterans to Washington for peaceful protests, advocating nonviolent protests and moderation."

(Spokesman of Republican US presidential hopeful John Kerry calling his FBI monitoring anti-war activities in the early 1970s both as "a badge of honour" and a troubling example of government intrusion into peaceful and legitimate protest)

*** "WE HAVE FOUND that some mental traits, such as anxiety, can be associated with the release of enzymes triggered by particular group of genes."

(Founder of Iceland-based "genemining" research company decode, Kari Stefansson, disclosing identification of the location of a gene that causes a fearful or anxious personality)

*** "I WOULD LIKE to have her testify under the penalty of perjury."

(Chairman of the independent commission investigating 9/11 attacks, Thomas H. Kean, saying he would ask President Bush's national security advisor Condoleeza Rice to testify under oath an any future questioning due to discrepancies between her statements and her sworn testimony)

*** "THE MORE they help us find the bad guys, the more good stuff they get."

(US soldier Reid "Huck" Finn doling out blankets, shirts, sewing kits and medicines to destitute Afghan villagers near the Pakistan border which he hopes would help forge closer ties with the locals to get better intelligence)

*** "THE INVESTIGATION has been carried out and wherever necessary disciplinary action taken."

(Senior army officer Lt. General Hari Prasad confirming meting out punishment to his troops for using civilians as human shields in Indian-held Kashmir that resulted in several deaths)

*** "THE UNITED STATES must give up its ambition to disarm and crush us to death if it sincerely intends to resolve the nuclear problem peacefully."

(North Korea's Radio Pyongyang rejecting the main US demand at the six-way talks last month for a complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of its nuclear programmes as "a plot aimed at subjugation")

*** "NOBODY WANTED to see Iraqi money being used to fund an investigation into how Iraqi money was spent."

(Unnamed UN diplomat commenting on the change of draft on establishing an indpendent panel to probe allegations of corruption in the United States oil-for-food programme funded by Iraqi money)

*** "THE CONGRESS does not believe in poll surveys in principle... It is going to be a tough and close call. The media hype is creating the impression that the election is over even before it has begun."

(Spokesman of Congress Party of India Abhishek Manu Singhvi predicting that forthcoming elections would be a close call and accusing the media of creating the wrong impression about his party's chances of winning)