"Pak-India tension was like situation which were just before World War
in 1914. They are still capable of sliding into a stand off because they
do not really understand each other."
(Jack Straw, British foreign secretary said while speaking to Indian
Express compared the tension between India and Pakistan following the
attack on the Indian Parliament in December 2001, adding, "Powell and I
... were backwards and forwards to the region, basically to Islamabad
and Delhi. And it was very tense. And we both felt that the countries
were kind of sliding into a war, just in the way European countries in
WHO believe that the world is now in the gravest possible danger of a
(Shigeru Omi, The director of the World Health Organization's (WHO)
Western Pacific office told in a closed-door discussions that bird flu
would have a greater impact than the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
outbreak that killed nearly 800 people two years ago. "Bird flu could
linger for years and even lead to a pandemic.")
see a military action in Balochistan province coming soon, the situation
in Balochistan is now alarming and there could be an armed resistance if
a military option is opted."
Akbar Bugti, the chief of the Bugti tribe warned in a telephonic press
"Pakistani informers got staggering sum of $57 million from US for
providing useful information about Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups
(Pakistani newspaper Daily Times quoting a senior US official reported
adding that this kind of thing has worked before, both here in Pakistan
and in Colombia as well)
rapists including Captain Hammad, would have to go to the victim to seek
her mercy, and if she forgave them, the Balochi people will pardon the
men accused of raping a female doctor and Balochi people would have no
objection to her decision."
Akbar Bugti, the chief of the Bugti tribe and former Balochistan chief
minister, said while talking to a private TV channel)
"Pakistani actress Meera's actions were totally against Islamic laws and
moral values. Pakistani actors or actresses going abroad were
ambassadors of the country, and were not allowed to spread vulgarity,
given that they were Muslims and citizens of an Islamic state."
spokesman for the Pakistan government commenting over film star Meera's
vulgar scene in an Indian movie including desperately kissing an Indian
actor adding that not only she would be kept from Indian films but a
heavy fine would also be imposed on her)
is no family pressure on me to dissolve my latest marriage with Tehmina
and I should not be pressed anymore on this issue."
(Exiled PML leader Shahbaz Sharif, finally confirmed that he had
married Tehmina Durrani in 2003, while addressing a meeting of party
leaders, journalists and several other people at a New York restaurant.
Sharif, who recently underwent a successful medical check-up, was
subjected to a rally of questions about his marriage, despite his
request that it be treated as a private and personal matter)
Khan was a national hero — until he was forced under investigation to
confess to proliferation that you are referring to. He's practically
being confined to his house, our friends (US) trust us. They know that
any lead that they will give will be thoroughly investigated."
(Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri told a Japanese Newswires
'Dow Jones' in Tokyo adding that any information that we had, we have
shared, not just with the US; for example, relevant information on Iran
with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan on North
Korea. We are prepared, however, if there are new leads to investigate
anything. We take our responsibility as a nuclear power very seriously)
have arrested three persons of an organized gang while they were filling
out enrolment forms for villagers and marking them as Qadianis."
Tikka a District Police Officer of Multan 'Vehari' told newsmen in a
side, I am very sad and hurt that the identification process has ended
without finding any traces of my husband, on the other side, part of me
is relieved that no tiny fragment was found of my husband. If only a
small piece was found, I would wonder what happened to the rest of him.
What were his last moments like? Did he suffer a lot?"
(Meena Jerath the
widow of Prem Nath Jerath, a structural engineer for the Port Authority
of New York and New Jersey, who died in 9/11 tragedy expressed in an