"I SINCERELY BELIEVE that today is an historic
day and we have made a new beginning and I feel confident that despite
the difficulties on the way, I and President Musharraf will together
work and succeed in writing a new chapter in the history of our two
(Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced after
an hour one-to-one meeting with President General Pervez Musharraf in
"THE TWO LEADERS 'Manmohan Singh and General
Pervez Musharraf' also addressed the issue of JAMMU AND KASHMIR and
agreed that possible options for a peaceful, negotiated settlement of
the issue should be explored in a sincere spirit and purposeful
(A historic joint statement document of India and
Pakistan issued in USA last week, pointed and emphasized after an hour
long one-to-one meeting of Pakistani President and Indian Prime
"AAP NAY MERA DIL MOH LIYA (you have won over my
heart)," said Singh. "I was only checking who got better marks
in mathematics," said Musharraf.
(Indian Prime Minister and Pakistani President
exchanged these two sentences in USA during the announcement of historic
document, when Gen. Pervez Musharraf presented Mr. Singh a painting of
his native village in Pakistan, an album of his childhood friends and a
report card from the village school where Mr. Singh had studied before
migrating to India after partition)
"MANY PEOPLE do not think of their 'WILL' at
all, or until they are 'OLD AGE'. Everyone should make a 'WILL'
whatever, whoever and wherever you are, particularly if you are an
expatriate living in another country, to ensure that the people you love
and who depend on you are well cared for after your death."
(Zarina A. Baig, a UAE-based legal consultant
practicing law for 20 years, suggested during an interview with Gulf
"THE TRAVEL ADVISORY being issued to the
American businessmen was discouraging them from visiting Pakistan,
although the situation in Pakistan was almost safe and secure and normal
condition prevailed. The unfounded scare of insecurity and bad law and
order situation in Pakistan raised by the American Media was restricting
visit by American businessmen to Pakistan needed to be removed
(The members of FPCCI complained to Mr. Michael L.
McGee, Commercial Counsellor of the US Commercial Service, in a meeting
held last week in Karachi)
"THERE WERE OTHER STEPS that I know he (Musharraf)
will be taking in the days and months ahead. We are in the closest touch
with him and talk to him on a regular basis."
(US Secretary of State Colin Powell disclosed while
talking to reporters in New York)
"WE ARE STANDING UP ON OUR OWN FEET, with strong
defence and fast expanding economy. We will scale new heights of
development — we will be able to play a leading role in the Muslim
World and an important role in the world affairs, I have no doubt about
this, but we must strive to take our destiny in our hands."
(General Pervez Musharraf said while addressing a
gathering of Pakistanis living in the Netherlands during his recent
"ONE SHOULD DO A psychological study of Dr. A.
Q. Khan to determine why he was involved in nuclear proliferation,
though personally he thought that the man he called 'a hero' did so for
(Pervez Musharraf suggested while addressing
Pakistani community in Italy)
"PAKISTAN decides to privatize Haj
(National daily newspapers disclosed the government
plan with the above headlines quoting senior officials of Religious
"THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE TO DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE
WEST AND ISLAM."
(Expressed Italian President after meeting with