Vol. 5 Num 1104 Mon. July 09, 2007  
Star City

"city express"
The latest crop of quotes from the city's press -- words worth repeating, we feel, for their humour, insight or sheer outrageousness. Star City does not necessarily support the opinions expressed in this column.

"I also want reforms within the party"

-- Khaleda Zia
BNP Chairperson

Told reporters after paying visit to the grave of former president Ziaur Rahman, on Thursday. Source: The Daily Star

"I can't imagine Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina joining hands I will quit politics and protest it, if it happens"

-- Tofail Ahmed
Awami League Presidium Member
Told reporters, on Saturday. Source: The Daily Star

"For my grave health condition and looking at the faces of my family and the dear little sons, I have decided to retire from politics if necessary"

-- Abdul Jalil
Detained General Secretary of Awami League

Said in a letter to the chief adviser requesting release on humanitarian grounds, on Thursday. Source: The Daily Star

"I am a victim of circumstances. I have nothing to say other than heaving sighs"

-- Dr AZM Zahid Hossain
Secretary General of DAB, alleged to have amassed huge amount of money and property

Told a reporter after giving the description of his wealth to taskforce, on Saturday. Source: Prothom Alo

"Ask the town planner"

-- KAM Haroon
Chairman, Rajuk

Told a reporter when asked about the issuance of land use clearance to construct BGMEA building in the middle of Begunbari canal, on Sunday. Source: The Daily Star

"I have just joined this post"

-- Kamruzzaman Chowdhury
Chief Estate Officer of DCC for over six months

Told a reporter when asked about the handover of 42 public parks to DCC from Rajuk, on Tuesday. Source: The Daily Star

"It must be kept in mind that we have started with a broken house"

-- Barrister Mainul Hosein
Law Adviser

Told reporters at his office, on Sunday. Source: The Daily Star

"Some unknown persons might have taken the land using my name but I don't know anything in this regard"

-- Abdul Mannan Bhiuyan
BNP Secretary General

Told reporters at his Gulshan residence, on Wednesday.

Source: The Daily Star

Compiled by Durdana Ghias