"MY OPPONENTS SAY I AM AMERICAN'S LACKEY, but I
don't have the personality of a lackey. And there is perception that we
have Osama Bin Laden hidden somewhere and we will bring him out close to
the American elections. We can't, we don't have any idea where Osama
(President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said in an interview
with Time magazine)
"WE DID NOT UNDERSTAND the complexity and the
danger of the process which was emerging in our country and in the
entire world. We have showed weakness and the weak get beaten up."
(Russian President Vladimir Putin said while
addressing his nation after a siege of a school ended with over 322 dead
including several children and women)
"WE ARE A GOVERNMENT THAT is only 100 days old
and in this short period of time we have the composite dialogue, what we
have achieved in the time is not insignificant."
(Indian Prime Minister said in his first press
conference after taking PM office)
"TURN THE PAGE OF THE PAST in this stage to open
up to the future and most of all strive to bring the people and the
(Lebanese President Emile Lahoud said last week)
"SECRET discussions between Pakistan and
(Indian media published repeated news items regarding
secret meetings of Indian National Security Advisor Jyotindra Nath Dixit
and his Pakistani counterpart Tariq Aziz, adding that Dixit has been
given full authority by the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to
probe viable solutions to end the Kashmir dispute)
"RUSSIA AND IRAN MUST UNITE AGAINST CERTAIN
(Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said last week)
"OUR ARMS ARE FOR PEACE."
(President of Pakistan Gen. Pervez Musharraf said
while inaugurating Ideas-2004 defence exhibition in Karachi)
"WE ARE FINISHING THE JOB IN AFGHANISTAN, yes
Osama Bin Laden is still out there, he is being chased, he is being
(US Secretary of state Colin Powell said in a
statement issued by the State Department)
"OSAMA BIN LADEN AND HIS NO. 2 are still
directing attacks in Afghanistan."
(A top American Commander said last week)
"SIR, I AM Sergeant Jenkins and I am
(US Army Sergeant Charles Jenkins said while
surrendering himself before military base in Japan. He deserted to
communist North Korea 40 years ago)
"SYRIYA must end its interference in Lebanese
internal affairs, withdraw its forces from Lebanon."
(US State department spokesman said last week)
"INDIA HAS ANOTHER PHOOLAN DEVI."
(Indian media published repeated stories under the
above headline when a dreaded bandit Seema Parihar, whose name spelt
terror in the jungles of Bihand for 18 years, announced to enter
"JEMIMA is still in close contact with
ex-husband Imran Khan."
(Gulf News tabloid reported in its recent issue,
adding that last two years had been pretty hard for her, she had a baby,
got divorced. And on top of that she had been looking after her
children. In the end, it made her stronger)
"MUSHARRAF IS GAMBLING WITH HIS LIFE."
(Time magazine reported in its current issue quoting
him (Musharraf) as saying that, he was prepared to make any sacrifice
for Pakistan to root out terrorism)
"THE WESTERN COUNTRIES were denying us access to
their defence hi-tech jets and other products, but after Pakistan joined
the international war on terrorism following 9/11, 2001, terror attacks
in the US this attitude appears to be changing. Washington has indicated
it will sell F-16 fighters to Pakistan."
(Pakistani Air Force Chief, Air Marshal Kaleem Sadat
said on the first day of an International defence exhibition Ideas-2004
"80-YEAR-OLD PAKISTANI POLITICIAN graduated to
become eligible for contesting elections."
(Gulf News reported a detail story of 80-year-old
Pakistani politician, Major 'retd' Aftab Ahmed Daha of Pakistan Muslim
League (N) Punjab, Khanewal who could not contest last elections due to
his academic qualifications)