Education is neither eastern nor western.
Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
Since love first made the breast an instrument Of fierce lamenting, by its flame my heart Was molten to a mirror, like a rose I pluck my breast apart, that I may hang This mirror in your sight.
The hostility between India and Pakistan has become a habit to which both the elites have become addicted. Any attempt towards a rational solution to real problems is denounced by chauvinists on both sides.
For my brothers it was easy to think about the future. They can be anything they want. But for me it was hard and for that reason I wanted to become educated and empower myself with knowledge.
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.
When I was born, some of our relatives came to our house and told my mother, ‘Don’t worry, next time you will have a son.’
When I was young I used to listen to other people and to try and understand what they thought and where they were coming from. I listened and didn’t speak.
Even we schoolchildren know that ordinary diplomats don’t drive around in unmarked cars carrying Glock pistols.