"The Pakistani soldiers are our brothers...It is not a matter of personal dignity or partisan interest, it is a matter of Pakistan's survival."
MATIUR RAHMAN NIZAMI
amir of Jamaat-e-Islami
on August 3, 1971.
During Bangladesh's liberation war Nizami was the commander of Al Badr paramilitary, which killed and raped hundreds of unarmed people of Bangladesh. Al Badr was created by the Pakistani occupation forces.
"It is not comprehensible to us why the demand of fertilisers suddenly rises in particular areas."
"The government has been claiming that it has a sufficient stock of fertilisers. But, what is the benefit of that stock, if farmers do not get them?"
Awami League presidium member and former agriculture minister.
"We have already urged the government for fixing a ceiling of house rent without making it a certain percentage of the basic salary."
RUHUL AMIN GAZI,
a member of the 6th Wage Board.
According to a newspaper report the government is going to declare the 6th Wage Board soon. Many journalists have expressed their dismay as the new board proposes cutting conveyance allowance for employees and reducing gratuities from three to two.
"We're also talking to different finance ministers about how we can send a message to the Iranian government that the free world is not going to tolerate the development of know-how in how to build a weapon, or at least gain the ability to make a weapon."
GEORGE W BUSH
president of the United States.
"I have not received any information that there is a concrete active nuclear weapons programme going on right now."
director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
about Iran's nuclear ambition.
ElBaradei has warned that US threats added 'fuel to the fire'.
"We have decided to stop the mud-slinging within the party in an effort to unite the entire organisation."
ABDUL MANNAN BHUIYAN
former secretary general of Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
A compromise has been reached last week between two feuding factions of the party.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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