The Ultimate Politically Incorrect Quotes

They are supposed to be good orators but something which our politicians cannot avoid is Bloopers!!!!!

It’s only after they have said something in front of the media the politicians realize that how blundering it was. Often they end up saying something vague which can be easily sizzled by the media.

To their rescue comes the ‘official statement’ from their party blaming the media for misquoting their noble thoughts!  Or may be sometimes for getting the party hands clean out of the matter, they shun taking responsibility for any such ‘misquotations’.

More often than not politicians intentionally issue stunning statements to stir controversy that ends up on compromises with the promise of not indulging in war on words anymore but the drama goes on. This tactic is also used to divert public attention from on going burning issue.

Mentioned are few of such ‘golden’ quotations from the elected leaders which are memorable for the people not because they were strong or power but also because they really sounded hilarious coming from their mouth. Living in an entertainment starved country like Pakistan — media gives maximum projection to their crazy statements and leaves nation hassled in serious or sometimes lighter vein until a new statement pops up.

In the light of Pakistan’s political history below I have tried to pen down few ‘notable’ quotes that have incited controversy in political arena and made Pakistanis stunned.

1. National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) is a medal and I regret over not to be listed in NRO.
Governor Punjab, Salman Taseer

2. Everyone whether he is a Baloch, Sindhi, Seraiki, Pashtun or Punjabi should be given an equal right to do corruption

Minister of State for Defence Production, Abdul Qayyum Jatoi

3. The other issues are all domestic and could be discussed later on … I can co-exist with a pig but not with a Punjabi.

Nawab Kher Bakhsh Marri, Baloch Nationalist Leader

4. Accords not holy Quran or Hadith

President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari

5. I am not among those who offer sacrifice but I am among those who take sacrifices.

Chief of PML (F), Pir Pagara

6. Gen Musharraf planned a bloodbath of innocent Muslims at the behest of others only to prolong his rule, but we in the PML-N opposed his policies and rejected dictation from abroad and if the Taliban are also fighting for the same cause then they should not carry out acts of terror in Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif

7. Let’s persuade people to consume less sugar and then we will see where these hoarders sell their sugar.

Information Minister, Qamar Zaman Kaira

8. Dr Babar Awan is ‘Abu Jahl’ of lawyers’ fraternity

Punjab Law Minister, Rana Sanaullah

9. Governor Punjab’s status no better than ‘toilet paper’

Punjab Law Minister, Rana Sanaullah

10. I’m a badmash and know well how to deal with this lot.

Sindh Home Minister, Zulfiqar Mirza

11. You must understand the environment in Pakistan. This has become a moneymaking concern. A lot of people say if you want to go abroad and get a visa for Canada or citizenship and be a millionaire, get yourself raped.

Former President General Pervez Musharraf

12. Our Hero Is Raja Dahir Not Muhammad Bin Qasim

ANP representative, Senator Haji Adeel

13. Degree is a degree whether original or fake

Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab, Muhammad Aslam Raisani

14. I don’t say that there is no corruption in my ministry, but the question is    where it is not.

Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Federal Minister Railways

15. These (Burying women alive) are centuries-old traditions, and I will        continue to defend them.

Federal Minister for Postal Services, Israr Ullah Zehri

16. We were ready to break Pakistan and were much more determined to chant slogan of ‘Pakistan Na Khapay’ – No need of Pakistan.

Sindh Home Minister, Zulfiqar Mirza

17. The division of the subcontinent was the biggest blunder in the history of mankind. It was not the division of land; it was the division of blood.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement Leader, Altaf Hussain

18. I apologies to the departed soul of Sikh ruler (Ranjit Singh) for frequently quoting his name in meetings for wrong reasons. I was wrong. Ranjit (Singh) was a great administrator of Punjab.

Leader of Opposition, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan

19. Iftekhar Chaudhry is the scum of the earth – a third-rate man – a corrupt man.

Former President General Pervez Musharraf

20. Even more gorgeous than I had expected, now I know why the whole of   America is crazy about you. If he’s (cameraman) insisting, I might hug you.

President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari

21. Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah is a ‘manjan seller’

Central Secretary for Information of Pakistan Peoples Party, Fauzia Wahab

22. Even if contract is given to America it will also be unable to bring peace

Sindh Home Minister, Zulfiqar Mirza

23. His (Altaf Hussain’s) arrest seems only weeks away, and investigations being conducted by Scotland Yard and police are in their final stages.

Chairman, Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf , Imran Khan

24. Look, you will soon see Shaukat Aziz ditching Gen Musharraf and joining the political leadership of the opposition parties.

Chief, PML N, Nawaz Sharif

25. I am not afraid of jail’s mosquitoes

President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari

26. Munawar Gill committed adultery with consent, can’t take action.

Punjab Law Minister, Rana Sanaullah

27. Kamran Khan, the famous Geo TV anchorperson, presented 560 news    stories solely on President Asif Zardari, mainly to target him. Ansar Abbasi is also working on the same agenda, i.e. to weaken democracy in Pakistan. Both the senior journalists are ‘Indian agents’.

Senior Minister of Punjab Assembly, Raja Riaz

28. I launched my Facebook page eight months ago; today I have more than 315,000 fans.
Former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf

29. All out efforts are being made to overcome the energy crisis and the load-shedding would end by December 2009.
Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf

30. Nawaz League is the enemy of Pakhtuns and still following the policies of Ranjeet Singh
ANP Provincial President Afrasiab Khattak

31. No Muslim is involved in suicidal attacks in Pakistan, and rather Blackwater (Xe) – a US private contractor – and Indian agents are involved in these incidents.

Ameer, Jamaat e Islamic, Syed Munawar Hasan

32. The MQM will openly support the patriotic generals if they take any martial law-type action against corrupt politicians and feudal lords.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain

33. Tehrik-e-Insaf will back military rule in the country for the sake of stability.

Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, Imran Khan

34. My own brother approached me and said lala (brother), ‘Can I also join your party?’  I told him to run away … you are a known gambler.

Dr. Sher Afgan Niazi, Member of All Pakistan Muslim Leagues

35. I have sent Gilani to the PPP and I will call him back to the PML, when he becomes tired.

Chief of PML F, Pir Pagara

36. The PML-N has appointed Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah as a “loudspeaker”

Governor Punjab, Salman Taseer

37. How a person, who used to sell tickets at Bambino cinema in Karachi, reached the Surrey Palace and became richer than Queen Elizabeth before his ascendancy to the presidency? It is a million-dollar question that only the PPP top leader has to answer.

Spokesman Pakistan Muslim League N, Siddiqul Farooq

38. If Musharraf is thinking he can stage a comeback it’s only because how things are now, his era looks relatively better

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf, Imran Khan

39. Yesterday, when I asked Khwaja Imran Nazir for a lift, he was listening to Munni Badnam, an Indian song, in his car.

MPA Punjab Assembly, Hassan Murtaza

40. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will take out a ‘long march’ if the decision (of bringing in NAB chairman) is not retracted.

Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif

41. I have been able to take the nod of one bride (ANP) and now I am going to take the nod of another (MQM)

Sindh Home Minister Zulfikar Mirza

42. If it is possible for Punjab’s leaders, they can unite their province with Indian Punjab

Senator, Representative of Awami National Party (ANP)

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53 comments

  1. You missed out 3 of the most infamous and important ones:

    1. Musharraf’s ever famous punch gesture in Pindi along with the words: “Whatever has happened in Karachi today, is power of the people on display.” (On 12th May 07′, 40 odd dead in Karachi).

    2. Musharraf in his Spiegel interview: “That is wrong, absolutely wrong. Mr. Khan is a characterless man.” (On Abdul Qadeer Khan).

    3. Zardari: “Even Quaid-e-Azam wasn’t a graduate.”

  2. LOL @ Zardari One, I have really missed it. As far as Musharrafs punch and characterless man quote is concerned, I couldn’t find link news source of that punch statement otherwise I would have definitely done that, I avoided too much Musharraf thats why skipped his statement on AQ. Thanks anyway. I will update this blog with these quotes.

  3. Boy
    Boy

    Boy! What a fantastic collection of quotes! I really enjoyed them. But, your 12th and 18th quotes appear to be rather out of place. Anyway good job.

  4. Thanks Neeraj, well the 12th and 18th are still taken as controversial statements statements in Pakistan. You should know Praising NON MUSLIM rulers in Pakistan is still a taboo. Believe me!

  5. That may be true, the quotes you listed just cannot be described as controversial, in fact, every quote, other that those two, is downright outrageous. That’s why I found inclusion of those two quotes rather odd. Anyway, it not a big issue. Again, good job.

  6. It remind me Eshoo Messiah who said – “Oh God please forgive them as they do not understand what they are doing (or saying).”

    1. @SKC.
      Wish Jesus would have asked the same for our people. I don’t think Prophet MOhammad’s teachings are working on people of Pakistan…

      1. Tanzeel – Teachings of Prophet Mohammad now a day are becoming subservient to the preaching of Mullahs and Imams. Similarly, a Chotiwala Pandit catches the teachings of Ishwar through his antenna (Choti) more clearly and narrates to public beautifully, hence we also follow him more as compared to Vedas.

    2. SKC

      ROFLMAO @ Chotiwala, well said really. I wonder where the fault lies, why cant we refer to original text than relying on pseudo Mullahs, any idea ?

  7. Thanks alot Abida. Your motivational comments are a big relief for me, due to them I try to come up with more improved stuff =)

    Thanks again!

    1. Thanks Vijay but I tried to include political quotes only, had I included other entertaining stuff from Sarfaraz Nawaz etc, this post would have been un-ended.

  8. Tanzeel,

    Witnessed your comments on Vinod Sharma’s blog stating –

    “I agree with you Pakaj, being a Pakistani myself I believe that we are not a nation but various ethnicities fighting on the basis of language and rights and when we get tired of fighting on one issue we look for other issues i.e religion.”

    I have serious objection over your statement. Not because of the violence that spill over in the mulitcultural city like Karachi but for the reason we learn to demonize our own existance. Look there is nothing wrong with various ethinicities, the problem is not having a good vision defined by good governance and objectives. Wish you could contribute besides criticism. Let us talk on reformation in educational and health infrastructure. I’m up for this will you join hands with me. Let us discuss.

  9. Dear Usman, thanks for the response and your genuine concerns since criticism is not a solution to any problem but if you seriously notice to what has been happening to this unfortunate since it creation you will get to know what we are upto, we simply dont deserve to be a nation. You blamed governance but from where this governance emerge, within ourselves, right ? First we killed Liaquat Ali Khan, let Jinnah died — The Ambulance controversy and then military coups. The Bangladesh debacle and later rise of provincialism. Do you think its leadership’s fault only? How about the people of Pakistan who vote on ethnic and religious basis. Rise of extremism in Pakistan has nothing to do with leadership, its our mindset which cannot be fixed at all.

    Why in India or Babgladeshi Muslims are not as defamed as Pakistanis are internationally.

    1. Dear Tanzeel,

      Thanks for your reply. You and I appear to be on the same page. My concern is “Do not go to foreign blogs and curse yourself. If you speak against your very self (acknowleding wrongs is a different thing) and letting outside your home about this things will come as evil to haunt you.”

      . Why are we more defamed is a long subject. For the time being lets focus on problmes at hand and fix it.

      My home is on fire, we need serious overhauling and the only thing for this is to make change through your voice, this will create awareness. I plan to become teacher (with IT background) and contribute to the welfare of education to self and for the future generations of the country. This is my vision for my home.

      Regards,
      Usman

      1. Usman initially I also used to think on same lines and on different forums and blogs I tried to avoid discussing weaknesses of Pakistan but by the passage of time I have realized that nothing is hidden in the era of globalization, everybody knows everything, so instead of being hypocrite we need to discuss any topic any openly and accept our mistakes. Abhorring religious fanaticism doesnt make me fan of India but IMO one has to be realistic and openminded when it comes to accepting mistakes.

    1. WP Dashboard redirecting me towards few FB pages but I don’t know which profiles recommending my post. Anyway nice to know. Thanks for updates TON : )

  10. nice collection but the list in unlimited. For me the most insane ones were from ANP and Shahbaz Sharif asking to spare Punjab, The most pathetic is from Baloch Nationalist leader, followed by Ranasana, the inclusion of NS one that he will accomplish the mission of zia and Benazir would have been amazing too.

  11. Thanks Yasser but it will be great if you provide me the source of Newspaper, there are alot of quotes I can get through Youtube but it will disturb the uniformity of post.

  12. Out of the charts…i mean living away from pakistan…you tend to read these catchy rather gloomy and pathetic headlines every now and then…but you know making a collection and reading them as they were..one after another.. …. SERIOUSLY MAKEs YoU Laugh ..another oxymoron lolzzz
    Good Work !!

  13. Lol.. Are these really bloopers or their conviction???
    Because we never had any ‘Take Backs’ from any of them.. Which means they really believe what they say =D

    Esp #39 is ultimate !!! What the hell was he thinking ???

  14. They are quite a collection but I would like to know the reason of few of these quotes being listed here,

    Firstly,

    12. Our Hero Is Raja Dahir Not Muhammad Bin Qasim

    ANP representative, Senator Haji Adeel

    He wasn’t kidding, and a number of liberals and scholars think so too.

    Secondly,

    2. Everyone whether he is a Baloch, Sindhi, Seraiki, Pashtun or Punjabi should be given an equal right to do corruption

    Minister of State for Defence Production, Abdul Qayyum Jatoi

    While it took everyone by storm, please enter the complete quote which was if one political party (ie the army) has the right to unchecked corruption so does Sindh, Seraiki…

    Lastly,

    Ranjeet Singh was a great administrator, its not a controversy but a reality.

  15. //12. Our Hero Is Raja Dahir Not Muhammad Bin Qasim//

    I dont have problem with Raja Dahir but why he’s claiming his hero is not Mohd bin Qasim, what does he want to prove ? Qasim is considered as warrior of Muslims who brought Islam in the subcontinent unlike Dahir. Its indeed a controversial statement.

    //While it took everyone by storm, please enter the complete quote which was if one political party (ie the army) has the right to unchecked corruption so does Sindh, Seraiki…//

    Where is the link ? I didn’t find reference to ARMY in his statement.

    //Ranjeet Singh was a great administrator, its not a controversy but a reality.//

    Lots of controversies attached with his name, he threw out Pashtoons from his province.

  16. Muhammad bin Qasim did not bring Islam into the sub-continent, while I do expect most people in Pakistan to be unaware of the facts, due to your previous posts I did not think that you would be unaware of the sham distortion of facts in our text books.

    Here are some facts for your consideration, Raja Dahir’s court had a number of Muslim members, the army had two regiments of Muslim soldiers and this was third attempt by the caliphate in Baghdad to capture Sindh.

    For Abdul Qayum Jatoi’s complete statement please watch the link

    And lastly, Pashtoons were the occupying force in Punjab so I don’t get how was defeating the Afghan forces from Punjab and advancing onto Peshawar and capturing it make him a bad administrator. There is little evidence of him subjecting Pashtoons to Punjabi nationalism as all the Pashtoon areas under his rule remained largely peaceful.

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