"Pakistan feared that John Kerry's victory would
result in greater scrutiny of its nuclear programme as well as pressure
for democracy and human rights."
(Information Minister of Pakistan Shaikh Rashid Ahmed
"Musharraf proved that Pakistan, its people
share Afghanistan's happiness welfare and reconstruction."
(Hamid Karzai on Pervez Musharraf's recent visit to
"I would like to warn Pakistani optimists
against expecting smooth sail in Pakistan's future relation with
Washington. The future does not necessarily have to be a mirror of the
(Hasan Askari Rizvi a top ranking Pakistani political
commentator talking to Gulf News)
"A modern Pakistan would be an inspiration,
otherwise the danger of fanaticism ignorance could grow."
(Benazir Bhutto in a party statement)
"There is nothing to stop the Kashmiri
separatists travelling to Pakistan and India was also willing to talk to
(Indian Home Minister Shivrag Patil during his visit
to occupied Kashmir)
"Several foreigners including 19 Fillipinos
terminated by their employers in Iraq as there was a strong security
(Gulf News quoting news agencies)
"I eat a little wild plants and leaves for
survival once a day but sometimes I do not eat anything."
(A 70-year-old citizen Noorul Islam from devastating
flood hit part of Bangladesh)
"To respect the holy religion of Islam, we are
ready to be kept hostages instead of the three foreign nationals until
the demands of the kidnappers are met."
(Four Afghan Journalists offering to swap places with
three UN workers captured by Taliban)
"Taliban detainees are being shifted to
(Mullah Sabir Momin one of several men claiming to
speak for the Jaish-e-Muslimeen)
"Veerappan a jungle fox foiled every attempt of
(Priya discloses who worked as a police agent to
bring Asia's notorious outlaw out of jungle)
"European Union wants to develop dialogue and
cooperation with India in all areas."
(Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter after signing an MoU
"Please you are standing in Pakistan."
(Indian Home Minister, Shivraj Patil was told by the
Border Security Force officials during a visit, he walked up to the
point when photographers scrambled ahead for a good shot of minister and
'border pillar 919)
"We will raid hundreds of wedding parties in
Lahore after Eid to implement the court order against lavish dinner
(A senior police officer of Punjab while talking to
"They are trying to bury Yasir Arafat
(Yasir Arafat's spouse Suha Arafat blaming his (Yasir
Arafat's) deputies on television)
"The fishermen of Badin have started facing
great problems because the Law Enforcement agencies have secured
contracts for themselves and disposed them of their traditional source
(A call attention notice jointly moved by the
opposition led by PPP's Farhatullah Babar, in the national assembly of
"Our policies against terrorism have not
(Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan addressing senior
journalists and editors)
"We want justice."
(2,000 people in 'Handwara' Jammu and Kashmir shouted
the above slogans when Indian army raped a 10-year-old girl and her
mother during a search in their house. Police have registered a case
against army men and policemen)
"If Delhi allows us to visit Pakistan ahead of
the third round of talks, it will push the peace process forward."
(Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a separatist leader while
welcoming the Indian announcement of allowing him to visit Pakistan)
"When the President completes her six-year term,
she would like to leave behind a nation where the average Fillipino
enjoys reliable power and clean water at reasonable cost."
(Philippines Presidential Palace spokesman denying
the allegations that country is still in crisis)
"Tigers, lions and other animals in China have
to go without chicken during next three months in order to prevent
deadly bird flu."
(Chinese News Agency Xinhua reported adding that some
51 tigers were culled and 32 died in Thailand's Zoo after eating
infected raw chicken last year)