The meeting with Mian Nawaz Sharif today is aimed to discuss a joint drive for the revival of the Constitution and democracy, and for ending the dictatorship.
They were no help in Karachi (site of escalating violence) or with the bomb blasts. All I got from them were concocted stories of corruption. What is the purpose of intelligence, if they can't infiltrate terrorism
The military destabilised my government on politically motivated charges.
I am constitutionally competent to contest the elections.
I am planning to return and contest the October elections in Pakistan.
The military wants a system that protects its policies and privileges.
We have the right to appeal to the Supreme Court and we hope that when we appeal, the Supreme Court will temporarily stay the sentence until the appeal is heard,
He is highly unpopular, ... because people in our country blame the military for destabilizing civilian government.
Military hardliners called me a 'security threat' for promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a broad-based government in Afghanistan.
Whether or not the rulers allow me to take part in the elections, I will return home at any cost, not for the reason that I want to become prime minister.... (but because) I owe to the nation to fulfil my pledge I have made to it.
dangerous, repressive era with a man (Sharif) who has his finger on a nuclear button.
I am here after four years and I see a lot of changes around.
I've never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984. Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal.
Right now, they feel they have lost their voice, and their miseries have increased since my departure.
The United Nations charter gives every nation the right to self defence, therefore when the American embassies were bombed it was a matter of time before the Americans responded by going for what they suspected were the causes of the attack.
General Musharraf needs my participation to give credibility to the electoral process, as well as to respect the fundamental right of all those who wish to vote for me.
The next few months are critical to Pakistan's future direction as a democratic state committed to promoting peace, fighting terrorism and working for social justice.
The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism.
Given the right to a free ballot, the people would support my return.
The political parties have unanimously rejected the one-man constitutional changes.
It's true that General Musharraf opposes my return, seeing me as a symbol of democracy in the country. He is comfortable with dictatorship. I hope better sense prevails.
I think it's very unfortunate for Pakistan that yet another government, a democratically-elected government elected by the people has been dismissed. I think it says something about the fact that our democratic institutions haven't worked.
militants are going to land up in Pakistan, try to regroup there and redirect their efforts in southern Afghanistan and perhaps other parts of the world.
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