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"Democracy is the best revenge."

son of slain former Pakistani premier Benazir Bhutto and figurehead chairperson of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) in the aftermath of his mother's death.

"The war criminals must be tried and we think trying them is a must in the interest of holding an acceptable election in the country."
deputy commander of the liberation forces during the liberation war.

"We hope that the present government will prepare a list of the war criminals and initiate the process for their trial before holding the next election."
Seventy-one Social Cultural and Professional Organisations

"We will go to elections."
husband of Benazir
declaring the PPP's decision to contest the elections.

"We strongly propose that this ordinance be consulted with various stakeholders and grassroots level people."
executive director of Ain O Salish Kendra
about the formation of human rights commission (HRC).
Rights groups say that “the proposed National Human Rights Commission Ordinance 2007 will not ensure transparency and independence of the commission, as it sets many conditions in publishing its reports and its selection committee is too dependent on the executive.”

"If the same thing happens in the case of the Human Rights Commission, it will be nothing but a waste of public money. We want the commission to be independent and effective."
executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh about the proposed HRC.

"The threat of terrorism is sometimes hidden. Though JMB leaders have been executed, the ideology of this group has not been effectively countered and so, the threat persists."
global terrorism expert.
The JMB stands for Jamaat-ul Mujaheedin Bangladesh.

"The way that can keep them here is to build legal infrastructure to provide them security. If you give them that, they will take the lead for a new beginning."
Anwar Choudhury
British High Commissioner to Bangladesh
saying the Non Resident Bangladeshis can bring Bangladesh access to global markets through their links and networks, their expertise and belief and confidence in the possible.

Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.

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