FOR THE RECORD
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By AZAM ALI
Oct 25 - 31, 2004
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"Kashmir dispute: It is simple India should pull troops out of the Himalayan territory, identify the region, demilitarize it and change its status."

(President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said during an interview with Indian newspaper)

"I got a call from an officer in another unit early morning who told me that my husband and his platoon had been arrested on charges when they refused to go on a suicide mission. When my husband refuses to follow an order, it has to be something major."

(US newspapers reported quoting Jackie Butler wife of the Sgt. Michael Butler who is facing Military investigation and action on charge of defying orders of their commanders for Iraq Mission)

"Iran would reject any proposal to halt uranium enrichment. Any proposal which deprives Iran of its legitimate right to fuel cycle is not acceptable."

(Hossein Mousavian, Iran's head of foreign policy on the supreme National Security Council told television)

"The monthly death rate in Durfur was about 10,000 due to malnutrition and disease."

(Said David Nabarro head of the World Health Organization (WHO) health crisis group in Geneva)

"Bush has assured Americans, he does not have to send more troops to war zone in Iraq and Bush administration would continue training Iraqis to replace US troops."

(Bush campaign spokesman Steve Schmidt reacting Kerry's claim)

"Today I have signed the Global Anti-Semitism said while Review Act of 2004. this law permits the government to keep a record of anti Semitic acts thought the World and also a record of responses to those acts."

(Said Bush after signing the bill)

"British forces in Iraq should remain under direct British control with the British sector. Any changed to the basic command structure should be brought before the House of Commons."

(Paul Keetch, defence spokesman reacting over the reports that United States has asked Britain to deploy troops in the Baghdad area)

 

 

"International Forces should stay in Afghanistan for 20 years. Afghan government is fragile."

(Said Maj-Gen Andrew Leslie a Canadian Commander of International forces who became deputy commander of the international forces in August 2003)

"Motorway police is the only corruption-free department of the Pakistan."

(Inspector General of the motor way police Mr. Ziaul Hassan claimed in Nawabshah while inaugurating N-5 of the National Highway at Sakrand)

"Two million professional beggars in Pakistan, government should declare beggary as industry."

(Some of the hundreds of news headlines in newspapers appeared before and during the holy month of Ramazan)

"I told the prime minister that I would be happy to accept an invitation from Pakistan as it will also be an opportunity for my children to see the places where the family originally comes from."

(Said Lal Krishan Advani on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's suggestion for a Pakistan visit as a step for peace process)

"At the moment the US is not willing to give assurance of lifting ban from two Indian scientists. Who were involved in supplying nuclear technology and equipments to Iran."

(BBC reported while quoting an Indian daily)

"We are prepared for anything. We are prepared to sacrifice our houses and our lives. Our goal is to wage Jihad and embrace Shahatat. We will fight whoever comes our way, be that United States, the Pakistan Army or our own tribe."

(Militants remarked during negotiating the release of Chinese engineers with the authorities)

"Go Musharraf go."

(The Pakistani National Assembly witnessed a noisy protest when opposition walked out leaving the house echoed with the above slogan to mark the fifth anniversary of the army coup that had brought President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to power)

"Pakistani media should not portray terrorists as heroes of Islam and Pakistan because this is against national interest."

(Said Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sheikh Rashid in Peshawar Press Club)

"People learn from others mistakes but we have not learnt anything from our own experiences. The military has not learned from the mistake of 1970. Now once again country is on the path to breaking up if the Kalabagh dam project is executed."

(Awami National Party leaders including Asfandyar Wali Khan and Begum Nasim Wali Khan said while addressing a large gathering in Peshawar)