Thursday, December 27, 2007
"We Will Not be Deterred" - Benazir's Memorable Quotes
‘We will not be deterred’- Benazir’s memorable quotes
Daily Times, December 28, 2007
* "I told him on my oath in his death cell, I would carry on his work." — Recalling a visit to her father, former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, before his execution in 1979.
* “The primary message of the visit and the talks will be that freedom has returned to Pakistan. It is not only a success for the people of Pakistan but for all those who believe in freedom." — Preparing for a visit to the United States in 1989, a few months after she first took office as prime minister.
* “The voter has gotten more demanding. In 1988, the voters just wanted democracy. Our campaign was much more general then. Now we are more specific." — 1993 Associated Press interview on her ultimately successful bid for re-election. She had been ousted in 1990.
* “I always said that I was innocent and a victim of a politically motivated trial." — Commenting in 2001 when her 1999 conviction on corruption charges was suspended and a new trial ordered.
* “I haven’t given myself away. I belong to myself and I always shall." — Vowing in 1987 that her arranged marriage to Karachi businessman Asif Ali Zardari would not upstage her political career.
* “Democracy needs support and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies. Democratic nations should ... come together in an association designed to help each other and promote what is a universal value — democracy." — 1989 speech at Harvard University.
* “We have to modify our campaign to some extent because of the suicide bombings. We will continue to meet the public. We will not be deterred." — In October, shortly after narrowly escaping a suicide bombing on her return to Pakistan from an eight-year exile.
How many Bhuttos will you kill? - Daily Times
Bhutto Knew a Return to Pakistan Was Risky - NPR
Harvard classmates, local Pakistanis mourn Bhutto - Boston Globe
Bhutto's death rocks Pakistan - Christian Science Monitor
Utter, Utter Horror - The News
See Some Videos from www.fora.tv:
Benazir at CFR
Benazir at the Oxonian Society
Benazir at IISS
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