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Pakistan Quotes


"In Pakistan politics is hereditary." - Imran Khan

"America always thought it was helping Pakistan. But if it hadn't helped Pakistan, Pakistan would have been a stronger country." - Indira Gandhi

"Pakistan is a peace-loving, democratic country." - Malala Yousafzai

"Pakistan is not a unified country." - Noam Chomsky

"I've always maintained terrorism passes through Pakistan, it doesn't evolve in Pakistan." - Asif Ali Zardari

"I am not anti-west, I am PRO PAKISTAN" - Imran Khan

"Allow the Taliban to open offices in Pakistan" - Imran Khan

"There is no power on earth that can undo Pakistan." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

"Pakistan is the most dangerous country on Earth." - Joseph Cirincione

"Every Mussalman should serve Pakistan honestly, sincerely and selflessly." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

"Military or dictatorial rule is not good for our Pakistan." - Benazir Bhutto

"Pakistan without Ajmal is like car without engine" - Sunil Gavaskar

"Whatever Language Pakistan understands India should teach in that language" - Narendra Modi

"Pakistan is an old ally of the United States." - Stephen Hadley

"I am chairman of the Pakistan People's Party." - Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

"A war with Pakistan would be an utter disaster." - Noam Chomsky

"Bangladesh is not India, Pakistan, South Africa or Australia." - Sourav Ganguly

"Misbah is rated far higher outside Pakistan than within. Afridi is rated far higher in Pakistan than outside!" - Harsha Bhogle

"You all have to make a new Pakistan. Naya Pakistan is not a slogan - it's a belief," - Imran Khan

"I want poverty to end in tomorrow's Pakistan. I want every girl in Pakistan to go to school." - Malala Yousafzai

"I suspected [Richard Nixon] was very pro-Pakistan. Or rather I knew that the Americans had always been in favor of Pakistan - not so much because they were in favor of Pakistan, but because they were against India." - Indira Gandhi

"Pakistan now is like a horror film franchise. You know, it's 'Friday the 13th, Episode 63: The Terrorist from Pakistan.' And each time we hear of Pakistan it's in that context." - Mohsin Hamid

"Al Qaeda is almost all in Pakistan, and Pakistan has nuclear weapons. And yet for every dollar we're spending in Pakistan, we're spending $30 in Afghanistan. Does that make strategic sense?" - Joe Biden

"Look at the violence in Pakistan and the presence of U.S. troops in Afghanistan: the more troops we put in the more violent Pakistan becomes." - Michael Hastings

"Pakistan is where I'm from - it was where I was born, it was where I was brought up. I've got a lot of affection towards Pakistan." - Owais Shah

"People want to come to Pakistan but are not given visas. We wish for visas to be given to those people who want to come to Pakistan." - Samina Baig

"We as the Afghan people and government are willing to help Pakistan work for peace in Afghanistan and work for peace in Pakistan, together." - Hamid Karzai

"Beating Pakistan is always special because they are a tough team and we have a bit if a history regarding Pakistan." - Sachin Tendulkar

"Enron CEO Kenneth Lay has apparently just slipped across the border into Pakistan." - David Letterman

"Afghanistan will be a brother of Pakistan. Afghanistan will never betray a brother" - Hamid Karzai

"I hope I can make Pakistan proud by bringing home an Oscar." - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

"If there is one venue where Pakistan can beat Australia, then Adelaide is that ground" - Imran Khan

"I dream of moving to India, or Pakistan, and becoming a cabdriver." - Zach Galifianakis

"Terrorize the jam like troops in Pakistan, swingin' through your town like your neighbourhood spiderman!" - Inspectah Deck

"No peace will arrive unless the U.S. or Pakistan want it." - Hamid Karzai

"Call me 'Tuk-Tuk', and keep saying it, but remember I am the captain of Pakistan." - Misbah-ul-Haq

"Indian batsmen, including Virat Kohli will find it difficult to score runs against Pakistan." - Wasim Akram

"If Pakistan feels Indian positions are pre-conditions, then there will be no talks." - Sushma Swaraj

"Living in Pakistan, you didn't have a sense of how huge and varied America was, geographically." - Kumail Nanjiani

"Pakistan needs to have decentralisation and a good local government system" - Imran Khan

"The only negative thing in Pakistan is not having a democracy." - Imran Khan

"Pakistan should be recognised as a sporting nation and not as a terrorist country." - Jahangir Khan

"There is no more dangerous country in the world today than Pakistan." - Peter Mackay

"I hope I can make Pakistan proud by bringing home an Oscar." - Sharmeen Obaidchinoy

"Pakistan destroyed its own reputation. If anything, I have improved Pakistan's image." - Sharmeen Obaidchinoy

"I am NOT fighting for Muslims, believe me, when I demand Pakistan." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

"On the ground, Pakistan is the most virulently anti-American state on the planet." - Ted Rall

"There is a ban on Indian films in Pakistan, so that's half of our market gone." - Satyajit Ray

"There's no question that the main location of Al Qaida is in tribal areas of Pakistan." - Leon Panetta

"Any talk of me engaging in a conspiracy against Pakistan is completely baseless." - Malala Yousafzai

"The safe haven that al-Qaida has found in Pakistan is very troubling." - Hillary Clinton

"Terrorism is partly linked to people who have no jobs in Pakistan." - Mian Muhammad Mansha

"I am planning to return and contest the October elections in Pakistan." - Benazir Bhutto

"When it comes to Pakistan, the first word that comes to the mind of the Chinese is 'iron brother.' To us Chinese, Pakistan is always a trustworthy friend who is as solid as iron. Actually, Chinese netizens refer to Pakistan as 'Iron Pak.' This testifies to the strength of China-Pakistan friendship." - Li Keqiang

"Pakistan destroyed its own reputation. If anything, I have improved Pakistan's image." - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

"The Pakistani government and its allies must overhaul their policies in Pakistan." - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

"Citizens of India, Pakistan, and Kashmir need to come together and make music." - Zubin Mehta

"I'm feeling optimistic about rural Pakistan. Farmers are making good money." - Jacqueline Novogratz

"Growing up in Pakistan in the 1980s, I lived in the shadow of a tyrannical state." - Mohsin Hamid

"The world seems concerned with Pakistan primarily as an actor in global attempts to combat terrorism." - Mohsin Hamid

"Pakistan needs to have decentralisation and a good local government system." - Imran Khan

"The Pakistani government and its allies must overhaul their policies in Pakistan." - Sharmeen Obaidchinoy

"After India's victory in the war he was asked what would have happened if he had opted to be with the Pakistan Army at the time of partition in 1947, he quipped, then I guess Pakistan would have won." - Sam Manekshaw

"Britain and Pakistan will jointly fight the menace of terrorism .. Both the countries are facing a common threat of terrorism and we know that Pakistan is even more committed to fighting this menace" - Gordon Brown

"What I've said is we're going to encourage democracy in Pakistan, expand our nonmilitary aid to Pakistan so that they have more of a stake in working with us, but insisting that they go after these militants." - Barack Obama

"I sincerely hope that whatever influence the United States has in Pakistan, it will convince Pakistan that using terrorism as an instrument of state policy has no place in the world that we want to build." - Manmohan Singh

"Pakistan is sacred for us like a place of worship. We are the people of jihad and fighting for the defence of Pakistan is the best of all jihads to us." - Osama Bin Laden

"Pakistan are very keen to carry out the operations themselves. And there's significant effort on the part of the US and other countries to provide assistance that can enable Pakistan to do just that." - David Petraeus

"This will require a review of our policy toward Pakistan, more guarantees to it, more arms aid, and, alas, a decision that our security policy toward Pakistan cannot be dictated by our non-proliferation policy." - Zbigniew Brzezinski

"People who ask us when we will hold talks with Pakistan are perhaps not aware that over the last 55 years, every initiative for a dialogue with Pakistan has invariably come from India." - Atal Bihari Vajpayee

"Pakistan is rich in sporting talent, but the only thing needed is to have sincere and honest administrators who should be held accountable by the government. Pakistan should be recognised as a sporting nation and not as a terrorist country." - Jahangir Khan

"Al Qaeda has no place in Pakistan. It's a threat to Pakistan. And there should be a convergence of interests between the Pakistani state and the West on security issues, but also on wider economic and social issues." - David Miliband

"Pakistan always seems to have a lot of political complexities and political challenges. But Pakistan is important for a number of reasons. Primarily, it is a nuclear power. And if, in fact, al Qaeda and Taliban, which are in Pakistan and causing a lot of tragedies and deaths in Pakistan - if they would ever somehow have real influence and control of that government, then we [world] really have a problem." - Dan Quayle

"Pakistan was once called the most allied ally of the United States. We are now the most non-allied." - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

"Pakistan produces people of extraordinary bravery. But no nation should ever require its citizens to be that brave." - Nadeem Aslam

"Pakistan tries mentally challenged girl of blasphemy against the Holy Book. India arrests kids for posts on Facebook. Morbid competition?" - Kabir Bedi

"All the women in Pakistan working for change, don't give up on your dreams, this is for you" - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

"Pakistan is running away from talks which will be held only when we get reply. Time available is only tonight." - Sushma Swaraj

"I turned to the Partition experiences, which were churning in my mind. Then came my first novel Train to Pakistan." - Khushwant Singh

"A Pakistan that falls apart, becomes a failed state, would be of extraordinary danger to Afghanistan and to America." - Mitt Romney

"India has to fight poverty, Pakistan too has to fight poverty, why don't we come together to fight poverty?" - Narendra Modi

"Most jobs are outsourced to the past, they aren't outsourced to India or Mexico or Pakistan or anywhere else." - Thomas Friedman

"For Pakistan, Kashmir represents the infeasibility of secular nationalism and underscores the need for an Islamic theocracy in the subcontinent." - Nyla Ali Khan

"Our hearts beat with Pakistan and, God forbid, if a difficult time comes we will protect it with our blood." - Osama Bin Laden

"Another problem is the confrontation with India. Pakistan just cannot survive if it continues to do so (continue this confrontation)." - Noam Chomsky

"Lack of rule of law is the main reason Pakistan could not join the ranks of progressive nations." - Imran Khan

"It is commonly and, I believe, accurately said of Pakistan that her women are much more impressive than her men." - Salman Rushdie

"Nobody will be allowed to use Pakistan soil for any form of aggression toward any friend or foe." - Asif Ali Zardari

"More terrorists and extremists have been captured or killed in Pakistan than in any place in the world." - Thomas E Donilon

"I thanked President Obama for the United States' work in supporting education in Pakistan and Afghanistan and for Syrian refugees." - Malala Yousafzai

"I hope that one day when I'll go back to Pakistan, I will build a university like Harvard." - Malala Yousafzai

"I know now that what countries do at summits has the power to help girls in Pakistan, Nigeria or Afghanistan." - Malala Yousafzai

"Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled." - Imran Khan

"I was the first member of my family to cross into Pakistan and find his ancestral village." - Sanjeev Bhaskar

"Pakistan is the first South Asian country to sign a free trade agreement and currency swap agreement with China." - Li Keqiang

"We were impressed with the size and scope of the Persian Gulf as we traveled to Islamabad, Pakistan." - Jon Porter

"In the real world, immeasurable hurt is caused by terrorists based in Pakistan who attack countries like India." - Salman Rushdie

"Obama is cutting back on the idea that we're going to have Jeffersonian democracy in Pakistan or anywhere else." - Robert Dallek

"Pakistan hasn't been cast in the role of... interesting cultural place or, you know, land of great comedians." - Mohsin Hamid

"These so-called extremists in Pakistan should be brought into the mainstream; if you marginalize them, you radicalize them." - Imran Khan

"It takes a strong stomach and a thick skin to be a female activist fighting online censorship in Pakistan." - Rebecca Mackinnon

"The real concern is that Iran would do what Pakistan did. Pakistan wanted nuclear weapons, like Iran, purely for defensive reasons - to defend itself against India. The problem was that once Pakistan acquired the weapons, it allowed the country to be more aggressive. So they stepped up their support for the Kashmiri terrorists, and it led very quickly to the Kargil crisis in 2000, which almost sparked a nuclear war between India and Pakistan." - Kenneth M. Pollack

"Some people in America feel that Pakistan is being nice to us, and that we should walk away fro mthem. But Pakistan is important to the region, to the world and to us, because Pakistan has 100 nuclear warheads and they're rushing to build a lot more. They'll have more than Great Britain sometime in the - in the relatively near future." - Mitt Romney

"My father's from Pakistan and he has been a secularist all his life. In the Pakistani context, there's no messing with religion. There's been a battle for the soul of Pakistan since 1947 and I have grown up without any illusions about the dangers of religious power in the context of a country like Pakistan." - Sadakat Kadri

"Pakistan is alarmed by the rising Indian influence in Afghanistan, and fears that an Afghanistan cleansed of the Taliban would be an Indian client state, thus sandwiching Pakistan between two hostile countries. The paranoia of Pakistan about India's supposed dark machinations should never be underestimated." - Salman Rushdie

"Our Pakistan elites are spoiled by permanent foreign aid and therefore find it difficult to change course. Pakistan needs someone who stands up and says: Fundamentalism is bad, capitalism is good. This region harbors enormous potential. Pakistan could become the hub for the energy that is transported from Central Asia to South Asia. That could change the whole region." - Ahmed Rashid

"Obviously Pakistan and the U.S. are very different countries, but we have common geopolitical interests in preventing communist take over in Afghanistan and hence, now that Pakistan has a government that we can cooperate with, even though it is a military government, we are working together with them in order to promote our common interests. But obviously we also differ with Pakistan on a number of issues." - Samuel P Huntington

"We have to craft new political realities, not only in places like India, Afghanistan, Kenya, Pakistan, but here at home as well. Another world is possible." - Alex Steffen

"We have a lot of work to do. It's a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq-Pakistan border." - John Mccain

"Pakistan is a peace loving, democratic country. Pashtuns want education for their daughters and sons. Islam is a religion of peace, humanity and brotherhood." - Malala Yousafzai

"The story of Pakistan, its struggle and its achievement, is the very story of great human ideals, struggling to survive in the face of great odds and difficulties." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

"Pakistan could be uneasy on the position of Indian military. But both the countries should take a bold decision, breaking from their past, to transform their relationship." - Simon Cameron

"Geraldo Rivera says Osama bin Laden is hiding out in Pakistan ... which means the most hated man in Afghanistan is now Geraldo Rivera." - Conan O'Brien

"What's happened recently in Pakistan, India and Kuwait only goes to show that it's futile to imitate Western democracy. They've ended up exactly where they started." - Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

"I want to convey a message to the Sri Lankan government that they should seriously consider sending Sri Lankan Cricket Team to Pakistan." - Sanath Jayasuriya

"We(Pakistan) will eat grass, even go hungry, but we will get one of our own (Atom bomb).... We have no other choice!" - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

"In Pakistan anti-American protesters set a Kentucky Fried chicken restaurant on fire. The protesters mistakenly thought they were attacking high-ranking U.S. military official Colonel Sanders." - Jimmy Fallon

"We can't say whether Tehran is supporting Al Qaeda, but we do know that al-Qaida people come here from Pakistan through Iran." - Zalmay Khalilzad

"Our mission is to go after Al Qaeda, not the Taliban. Right now, they are in Pakistan, not Afghanistan. We should go after them wherever they are." - Max Cleland

"I will take back Kashmir, all of it, and I will not leave behind a single inch of it because, like the other provinces, it belongs to Pakistan," - Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

"We invaded Afghanistan to find bin Laden. We found him in Pakistan, and we're still in Afghanistan. We need better GPS." - Andy Borowitz

"Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre is a genuine project and a living proof of generosity of the people of Pakistan." - Hadiqa Kiani

"We know that much of the training and the direction for terrorists comes from Pakistan and the border area with Afghanistan" - Hillary Clinton

"The tune was too ingrained for Mortenson to consider the novelty of this moment- an American, lost in Pakistan, singing a German hymn in Swahili." - Greg Mortenson

"Pakistan is the sort of place every man should send his mother-in-law, for a month, with all expenses paid." - Ian Botham

"We urge President Bush to abstain from the National Missile Defense, just as we urge China, India and Pakistan to discontinue their nuclear arsenals." - Anna Lindh

"The most dangerous country for the U.S. now is Pakistan. ... We haven't been this vulnerable since the British burned Washington in 1814." - Robert Gallucci

"I note that [Benazir] Bhutto demonstrates her own deep commitment to democracy by giving herself the title chairperson for life of the Pakistan Peoples Party." - Ann Coulter

"If Pakistan NSA wants to come he is welcome. But talks will only be on terrorism. No scope for expansion of agenda." - Sushma Swaraj

"If women are all of a sudden complaining all the time about getting sent to Pakistan, then if I were an editor, I probably wouldn't send a woman." - Lynsey Addario

"I think we can build democracy in Pakistan. But it will take time. And it will be a Pakistani democracy. Not one that's imposed by...someone else." - Fatima Bhutto

"It is only with united effort and faith in our destiny that we shall be able to translate the Pakistan of our dreams into reality." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

"Pakistan should be a moderate Islamic state. That it should be a prosperous country is in India's interests, and it is in the world's interests." - Manmohan Singh

"My vision is to work for the relationship between India and Pakistan which would be like the relation between Canada and the United States." - Manmohan Singh

"My central focus is what are we doing to protect the American people and the American homeland? Afghanistan and Pakistan are critical elements in that process." - Barack Obama

"You don't help a country by supporting a military regime that denies any sign of democracy, and what defeated Pakistan was its military regime." - Indira Gandhi

"The first official statements of President Asif Ali Zardari's new government have been firm and robust. Pakistan is obviously a renewed democracy." - David Petraeus

"Now the canvas is not just my country Pakistan, but now the canvas is the entire world. Now the canvas is the entire ummah (Muslim nation)." - Junaid Jamshed

"Pakistan is not a unified country. In large parts of the country, the state is regarded as a Punjabi state, not their (the people's) state." - Noam Chomsky

"The dynamics of the Taliban now appear to be very different and complex, in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, as they attack governments and mainstream parties." - Noam Chomsky

"Travel from what is called Pakistan to Afghanistan has been made increasingly difficult and people are often labelled terrorists, even those who might be just visiting families." - Noam Chomsky

"Turkey is using the Islamic State in the same way as Pakistan used the Taliban in Afghanistan. You know, that's perhaps Turkey's strategy." - Vijay Prashad

"The only countries that are outside of [ Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty] are Israel, Pakistan, India, and North Korea withdrew in the last few years." - John Burroughs

"I thought of America as this crazy, happy, exciting place where everybody's rich and there's stuff everywhere. Compared to Pakistan, it's not untrue." - Kumail Nanjiani

"Historians are to nationalism what poppy-growers in Pakistan are to heroin-addicts: we supply the essential raw material for the market." - Eric Hobsbawm

"Pakistan is both an ally in the war on terror, and in some sense, a battleground of the war on terror." - Stephen Hadley

"I'm not a representative of Pakistan; I'm just an example that Pakistanis are different from each other. I believe it in my fiction and I believe it personally." - Mohsin Hamid

"Any effort which wittingly or unwittingly draws a wedge between the people and Armed Forces of Pakistan undermines the larger national interest." - Ashfaq Parvez Kayani

"In the ultimate analysis, all of us would have served Pakistan better if history and our future generations judge us positively." - Ashfaq Parvez Kayani

"To increase aid to the Pakistan government when religious freedom is not upheld is tantamount to an anti-Christian foreign policy." - Keith Obrien



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