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|05/27/02 at 15:47:49|
|hey, don't forget, i'm only the messenger here....... ;)|
Live Coverage of President Musharraf's Address to the Nation
President Musharraf addressed the nation tonight at 20:30 PDT (14:30 GMT) over national radio and television. Below are highlights of the President Musharraf's
speech which were transcribed LIVE.
We apologize in advance for any errors or omissions in our coverage. The complete text of the speech will be available on this page as soon as it becomes available.
Please give us your feedback on our coverage of the President's speech.
My dear Pakistani brothers and sisters. Salam. Pakistan is passing through a very sensitive situation. We stand at historic cross-roads. Today's decisions will
have a long range impact.
I believe in consultation. I have met with politicians, the journalists, and the leaders of Kashmir. I am grateful to all those who came and met me. But there some
politicians who chose not to meet me. This is sad since this is the time to be united for Pakistan.
I invite those politicians again to come and meet me.
I would also like to remove all doubts about the elections that some people have. I want to assure you that we will hold elections between the 7th to 11th October
this year. These will be free and fair, and foreign observers will be invited to witness them.
I would also like to talk about the recent referendum. There was no coercion in this exercise. This was also why I did not deploy the army at the polling booths, so
that there is no impression of anyone influencing the outcome.
I was supported by all sectors of society... by labor, women, minorities, and those in urban and rural areas. But I got unofficial reports that there was some
unnecessary enthusiasm and there were irregularities. I am sorry and sad if this happened.
Now I want to address external matters.
As you know the enemy is at our borders. Our forces are now facing them. Our people are behind our forces. We will not let an inch of Pakistan be damaged. The
situation is grave.
Let us look at how this happened. There was a terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament building, which we condemned. But the Indian leadership used this to
accuse us of being behind it and brought their forces to our borders. Then as the situation was starting to get better there was an attack on May 14 in Occupied
Kashmir where there was a loss of life of civilians. We condemned this attack also. These attacks are also meant to destabilize Pakistan.
We ourselves are victims of terrorism. There was the recent attack on a church in Islamabad, and soon after the suicide attack in Karachi which killed a number
of French nationals. We did not blame India for these.
Then recently there was the assassination of Abdul Ghani Lone Sahib. Someone we admired. The killers have not been caught, but again the blame is being put on
Pakistan and the ISI.
All this results in increasing the war hysteria that is being created.
We on the other hand have shown accommodation and restraint. But this should not be viewed as weakness. We have prepared our defenses.
I had said in my speech in January that Pakistani soil will not be used for terrorist activity. I will repeat this and assure people outside Pakistan that there is no
infiltration across the Line of Control.
We cannot be blamed for every incident that occurs in Occupied Kashmir.
I would like to assure the international community that we are not allowing any infiltration across the LOC. We have taken very bold initiatives in this regard
since the 12th of January. But we have not seen any response from India. We would like to normalize relations with India. We would like to see withdrawal of
troops from the border. And we would like to urge the world to take note of the atrocities being committed by Hindu extremists and terrorists against Muslims in
Kashmir and Gujrat, and against Christians and Sikhs and members of Hindu scheduled castes elsewhere in India.
A message to our Kashmiri brothers and sisters: We will always stand with you and you will always have our support.
And finally... We want peace but if war is imposed on us we will fight. As muslims we will say Allah-o-Akbar and fight if we have to... to become a Ghazi or a
Shaheed. Such is the situation now. We are ready, the whole nation is ready.
You have always trusted me. With the help of Allah I will Inshallah come up to your expectations in this time of crisis.
Pakistani Military Zindabad, the Pakistani nation Paindabad.
|Re: musharraf's speech|
|05/27/02 at 17:06:51|
| Hi. [wlm] :)|
You know, just last night, i was sitting around thinking (trying too, and calling it thinking, anyway) and was asking myself "why, and how, but mostly, why, would anyone start a war?" I couldn't figure out where i could post my thoughts...but it seems they might fit here. These are just random thoughts, and there is no conclusion, really, just thoughts that i would like to suggest.
I'm going to start by saying that people are naturally fighters, an aspect of our common humanity. When this leads to war, we may find it deplorable, but are willing to defend our position, and at times the ability to fight is a great gift, as when one is fighting, for example, a serious illness, and must rally ones will to overcome the pain of loss of health. When our saftey, security and well-being are threatened, we move to defend those borders.This is only natural.
....i think that on the old board somewhere there may have been a conversation as to whether human beings were basically good or evil in their fundamental nature. I think that we sometimes wonder about the intentions of the world around us, and doubt the goodwill of those with whom we are in conflict. Even in giving them the benifit of the doubt, it is probably wise to look to our own safety.
We sometimes ask ourselves "Why, when we have so much that is good to offer the world, why are we not appreciated for our basic inherent worth, and the many skills and services which we may render. What prevents our needs and wishes from being addressed in humane fashion?" Conversely, as human beings, we do not bother to ask ourselves sometimes why it seems that people hate, fear, and despise; and deride and mock, what they do not understand. The many people, cultures, and faiths which lay outside the scope of our experience may seem strange and incomprehensable. When we know that our lives have been rightly guided, our actions are suitable to our faith, and our intentions are honourable, it is distressing if we cannot, at the very least, recieve respect and considerate treatment for just being who and what we are. When we delve into our hearts, souls and minds, we want to come out being alright with God.
Still, we are falliable humans and prone to error, but God, we believe, looks upon the heart. Though we are born into every color of the rainbow, and our idea's of right and wrong are thousands fold more varied than that, God, in Whom there is no east or west, north or south, gave us all some eternal leeway from all that's black and white by creating hosts of people who's hearts and veins run red and whose heads are filled with some very grey matter, making it almost impossible for us to even describe the absolutes. God is most Merciful and Wise, being Allah, or otherwise inclined. All rests in his hands.
This doesn't exclude us from making choices nor does it exhonorate sin. We have a social responsibility to exercise good judgement and be accountable for our actions. I beleive that God is everywhere present and active on our behalf. "God our maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied"
Neither singly nor as a group do we know what the outcome of the present political climate will bring. The Lord over All will prevail according to His will. I myself have a deep faith in the current political leadership on both sides of the ocean to handle the situation appropriately. Mushareef's speech demonstrates his gracious leadership. And I wish our leaders all godspeed in their endeavors.
There is not much that any of us can do other than wait, debate, and carry on with our daily lives. For those who are actively, immediately and personally involved in the conflict, those who live there and those who care about them, they are in my prayers, and we ought all to keep them in our prayers with love in our hearts before God/Allah.
I don't actually know how anyone could start a war like this and the why is clear beyond me. While we wait for the end of it and hope for the best possible outcome, may our faith sustain us.
:) Hey, thanks for letting me post this, Admin, i do appreciate and recognize your loving tolerance of my outlandish notions.
Allah knows best.
P.S. Let me just follow up these thoughts with some words never spoken by Gkd.
If wishes were horses, beggers would ride
the blind would have sight and the lame would stride
A very tame couplet and here is another
If wishes were lovers all men would be brothers! ::) :P ;) (j/k)
|Re: musharraf's speech|
|05/28/02 at 09:19:00|
Right, lets address some of this Puppets comments
"But there some
politicians who chose not to meet me. This is sad since this is the time to be united for Pakistan."
This is a time for ALL Muslims to be united, sadly, some decided to join the Kaafirs.
"I was supported by all sectors of society... by labor, women, minorities, and those in urban and rural areas. But I got unofficial reports that there was some
unnecessary enthusiasm and there were irregularities. I am sorry and sad if this happened. "
sorry? he was behind it!
"As you know the enemy is at our borders."
Whose enemies? Islaams enemies are already in Pakistan, they also include Musharraf.
"These attacks are also meant to destabilize Pakistan."
Musharraf bowing to the US has destabalised Pakistan. Dont blame the old enemy, this is all the doing of Musharraf.
"And we would like to urge the world to take note of the atrocities being committed by Hindu extremists and terrorists against Muslims in
Kashmir and Gujrat"
Me being a Gujju, i dont want this fools empty sympathies. And anway, why has he failed to mention the atrocities being commited against Afghanistan by his Master Uncle Sam?
" As muslims we will say Allah-o-Akbar and fight if we have to... to become a Ghazi or a
Rubbish! This coming from the mouth of a Munaafiq? Shame on Musharraf for using the name of islaam for his nationalist agenda's.
Musharraf you Amrika kha Chumchaa, your times almost up.
|Re: musharraf's speech|
|05/29/02 at 11:00:04|
"You have always trusted me. With the help of Allah I will Inshallah come up to your expectations in this time of crisis. "
Kargil >:( >:( >:( >:(
God if theres a place in Heaven for this person please reserve a place for me in Hell
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