FOR THE RECORD
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By AZAM ALI
July 19 - 25, 2004
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*"IT WOULD BE BEST for George W. Bush's election campaign if the arrest or killing of Osama Bin Laden is announced by Pakistan on 26th, 27th or 28th July"

(The New Republic Magazine quoting a senior Pakistani intelligence officer reported that Bush administration's pressure was so strong that Pakistan was even instructed about the date of announcement of killing or arrest of Osama Bin Laden)

*"IF WE KNEW WHAT WE KNOW NOW, we would not have authorized invasion of Iraq, our credibility is diminished, we have fostered a deep hatred of Americans in the Muslim World, US nation is more vulnerable today then ever before"

(US Senator committee said while criticizing intelligence exaggerated reports about presence of Mass destruction weapons in Iraq)

*"BUSH HAS DISTORTED THE AMERICAN values, he misled America about how he would go about using the authority he was given and allies are not actually with us because Bush administration is wrong"

(US Presidential candidate John Kerry and his newly named running mate John Edward said during their election campaign)

*"I AM LITTE BIT LATE and should have been here much earlier, I see Pakistan playing a far greater role in Afghanistan's reconstruction"

(Afghanistan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah told reporter during his recent visit of Pakistan.)

*"SHE HAD NO HEART BEAT, no breath and no pulse when I sent her to mortuary. But after four days she started crying"

(A doctor in western China hospital said while responding to authorities questions over a miracle like incident in which a an infant baby was declared dead by him and sent to mortuary, after four days she woke and started crying)

*"WHERE IS THE INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY? World puts substantial sums of money into fighting terrorism and containing weapons of mass destruction to protect people. The AIDS epidemic has already killed 20 million people worldwide and infected 38 million. Here we know about AIDS. It is not that we don't know, we read about it, we see it around us"

 

 

(UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned while addressing the sidelines of AIDS conference in Thailand)

*"We know how to protect ourselves and other from AIDS better than others groups in society. We want to tell the world that AIDS is not being spread by us"

(A sex worker from Thailand said in an International conference)

*"TWO YEARS AGO, I WAS WORRIED TO DEATH that we see a major war break out between India and Pakistan"

(US secretary of state Colin Powell said while addressing US Institute of Peace in Washington)

*"IF INDIA DOES NOT STOP WORK IN BAGLIHAR DAM and does not agree to address Pakistan's concerns on the its design, we will approach the World Bank"

(Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri told senate on Friday)

*"661 PAKISTANIS WERE IN THE PRISONS OF SIX COUNTRIES, on charge of travelling on invalid documents, 238 in France, 146 in United States 14 in Spain, 200 in UK and 64 in Malaysia"

(Foreign Minister replied in senate on an apposition leader question)

*"THE UNKNOWN QUANTITY OF OIL WAS SMUGGLED OUT OF IRAQ FOLLOWING THE WAR"

(A UN-backed watchdog in Washington on Thursday)

*"LET'S GET REAL ABOUT HIV AND AIDS, Older generations are not open enough with young people about the risk"

(Indian Film Star Shabana Azmi speaking at the meet the leaders session along with Pakistan's Health Minister said)

*"HISTORY WILL SURELY JUDGE US HARSHLY IF WE don't respond with all the energy and resources that we can bring to bear in the fight against AIDS. Washington has ruled out raising its contribution to the fund beyond $ 200 million already committed for next year"

(Nelson Mandela said while speaking at world's biggest conference on Friday in Bangkok)

*"THERE HAS BEEN A COMMUNICATION FROM IRAQI PRIME MINISTER ALLAWI to the Government of Pakistan for sending Pakistani troops to Iraq and am sure they're considering it"

(Mr. Armitage told reporters in Islamabad)

*"WE THINK A BOMB BIGGEST IN ITS INVENTORY OF 13,600-KG aimed at destroying deeply buried targets beyond the reach could be important in the future for targets that we cant destroy with what we now have"

(Jake Swinson of United States Air Force's Air Armaments Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida said on Friday)

*"THIS IS A WRONG ORDER, THIS IS MOST SHAMFUL, it is violation of the human rights, and virtual striping of Pakistani visitors to the USA"

(Pakistan Foreign Minister Mr. Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri and opposition leader Raza Rabbani said while strongly reacting over a memo issued by US department of Homeland to Major airports in the country to carefully monitor all travelers of Pakistani Origin US citizens)

*"WE ARE FAST BECOMING A SOCIETY OF HYPOCRITES and leveling false charges has become our habit and we are a double standards society"

(Prime Minister of Pakistan Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said while addressing fourth National Security Workshop in Defense College on Friday)