FOR THE RECORD
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By AZAM ALI
Feb 07 - 13, 2005
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"I have decided to dissolve the government because it has failed to make necessary arraignments to hold elections by April and promote democracy, the sovereignty of the people and life and property."

(Nepal's King Gyanendra in his address to the nation after sacking the government and declaring emergency in the country)

"Let them (the militants) say what they want and we will chase them."

(Kuwaiti Prime Minister Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah talking to newsmen after a closed door anti-terror parliamentary session)

"Washington's promise"

(Pakistani authorities said before arrival of US under secretary for Defense Douglas Feith, adding that The United States has promised to release of the defense requirement of Pakistan worth $1.2 billion, which would be used, for surveillance of western border with Afghanistan)

"If you don't harm innocents, you are winning hearts and minds. Hundreds of thousands of troops are deployed in Kashmir to quell a 15-year-old separatist revolt against New Delhi's rule which has killed more than 45,000 people."

(General Joginder Jaswant Singh India's first Army chief from the Sikh community after taking charge of India's army. He was wounded during anti-guerrilla operation in Kashmir in 1990)

"For the first time in more than 50 years the previous Vajpayee government had recognized the uniqueness of Naga history."

(Naga rebels recalling the government record, and said that talks with the Indian government would be positive if the uniqueness of their history was recognized)

"I have a strong hope that this landmark event (Expo-2005) will help correct misperceptions about Pakistan, and project the reality of Pakistan which is much better."

(Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf said while inaugurating Expo-2005 trade exhibition in Karachi)

"No doubts over SAARC summit I will attend."

(A senior Nepalese official quoting his country's King Gyanendra (Who sacked prime minister) said that the King said there was no doubt about summit and he will arrive with the queen on time)

"Yes, absolutely. Iraq is a sovereign country, US would withdraw troops from Iraq if new government requests to the Washington."

(President Bush said in a recent interview with New York Times)

"French citizens confined activities in Kuwait city."

(French embassy, issuing instructions to its citizens due to security reasons)

"I would have crawled to vote for my Iraq."

(Ali Al Kabeer a 70-year old Iraqi citizen said after casting his vote with shouting sentence that "yes I did it" he also clapped and hugged his wife with breathing into tears)

"PPL plant manager and two other officials destroyed and concealed the evidence in lady doctor gang-rape case."

 

 

(Ghulam Mohamood Dogar, a senior police officer Quetta said after arresting three PPL officials)

"Pakistan faced Rs. 1.32 billion loss in rebel attacks in Sui."

(Mohammed Iftekhar a PPL officials commenting over recent attacks on country's biggest natural gasfield in Balochistan)

"The murder of Bahujan Samaj Party legislator Raju Pal is the latest example of the state of affairs in India. For months now, workers belonging to opposition parties, particularly BJP, have been at the receiving end of political vendetta."

(Kesri Nath Tripathi, state BJP president criticizing law and order situation)

"28 aftershocks in 24 hours."

(Meteorological Department of New Delhi (India) said adding that these tremors in the small hour of Thursday morning on January 29, between 5.0 to 5.8 on the Richter scale rattled Islands in India)

"Child-lifting has become an epidemic in Indian Bihar."

(Lawyers, journalists, politicians while staging demonstration raised slogans against deteriorated law and order situation said)

"Top PPP stalwarts want a deal with Musharraf whom they think is very close to PPP's liberal and pro-west agenda."

(Gulf News quoting a senior official from Pakistan reported)