Musharraf's line of fire
Musharraf’s claim that India’s uranium enrichment programme is A.Q. Khan’s contribution is a mere figment of his wild imagination. His book is a collection of stories suitably tailored to get him some more dollars. A man who kept his own Prime Minister in the dark and threw him out to wrest power cannot be trusted.
Apropos of the report SC reserves order, sealing on hold (September 26), has anybody ever thought about the encroachments within the markets, where shopkeepers squat on corridors and footpaths? Some even sub-let government property to chaiwalas, tailors, etc. There is a chain of monetary back-scratching that includes the MCD, the police, the shopkeepers and the local politicians.
The court should consider the people’s plight and find a way out of this problem. Closing shops is a setback for the economy as no country can flourish solely on the basis of big industrial houses. Sealing shops will not only increase unemployment but also lead to other social evils.
Apropos of the report Big B’s security scaled down (September 25), VIPs should employ private security agencies for their personal security instead of mopping up police manpower meant for the security of the people.
Prior to his departure for the Nam summit, it was believed that Manmohan Singh would play tough with Musharraf. However, he fell for the Pakistani argument that it is also facing a terrorist problem. By agreeing to fight terrorism jointly, India has admitted to its own failure and fallen at the mercy of an unreliable regime. This bodes ill for the country’s security because the joint mechanism will help Pakistan access critical information about India.
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