"If the state's reputation is undermined, you will get foreign masters instead of foreign friends. Then you will have to serve as slaves."
communications and railways minister
imploring the opposition not to complain to foreigners and tarnish the nation's image.
"I am an ordinary person. I haven't acquired the supernatural power to be present in two places at the same time. Perhaps this too will be possible in future if the prime minister prays."
DR COLONEL OLI AHMED BIRBIKRAM
Liberal Democratic Party chairman
claiming the charges filed against him for the bomb blast in front of the secretariat and torching a vehicle in front of prime minister's office during hartal to be false.
It is becoming increasingly clear to Members of the US Congress that Pakistan is a failed state and no amount of US aid money will ever change that.
condemning a recent police action that resulted in the death of four Baluchi men.
"The schism, instability, the malfunction-ing of security and the breakdown of unity that Islamic countries are facing these days is a result of the sins of the public and their transgressions."
GRAND MUFTI SHEIKH ABDULAZIZ AL AL-SHEIKH
Saudi Arabia's top religious official
blaming the sins of Muslims for the unrest in the Middle East.
"You are on the right track of democracy though it is messy."
US Secretary of State
about Bangladesh's democracy
"We did not quarrel with Grameen Bank. Dr Yunus did."
ABUL MAL ABDUL MUHIT
about Hillary Clinton's comment about government's position on Grameen Bank, undue.