Friday, October 06, 2006

Mosquitoes & Ministers

Even as the number of people afflicted with dengue in the country touched nearly 3,000, with reports coming in from more states, the health minister, Ramadoss maintained there is no need to panic. - IndianExpress, 06 October 2006

Hypocritical War on Terror

On the one hand Pakistan has been selling terrorists to the US, while on the other, they have categorically refused to hand over any terrorists responsible for Mumbai Blasts in July. But they have agreed to co-operate on everything else. Don't ask me what!!!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Exporting Terrorists

The Amnesty allegations follow the revelation by President Gen. Pervez Musharraf in his memoir "In The Line of Fire" that Pakistan had captured 689 al-Qaida terror suspects, and turned over 369 to Washington. "We have earned bounties totaling millions of dollars," Musharraf said, without specifying how much was paid. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam however, rejected the report's allegations that Pakistan illegally detained hundreds of people in exchange for money. - Associated Press, 28 September 2006

Bend it like Musharraf

Pakistani commentator Amir Mir, writing about Musharraf's book in the Frontier Post, has a different take. For him, Musharraf's memoir may seek to paint Pakistan's military ruler in glowing colours, but he shall continue to be seen by Pakistanis as a "self-obsessed and power-hungry man, who would go to any extent to remain in power." - Musharraf's Mein Kampf, The Pioneer, 30 September 2006