In The Line Of Fire

  • Those who rocked the literature world June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The big story of the year was how a young Harvard undergraduate of Indian origin, Kaavya Vishwanathan, got a half a million dollar advance for the book—How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life. But all that went downhill in April after charges of plagiarism....
  • Mush's tale-spin fades Potter magic July 7, 2007

    Washington: Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf memoir, In the Line of Fire, is threatening to challenge J K Rowling's young wizard Harry Potter not only in sales but also in his magic tricks, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper cites a revisionist recount of Pakistan's 1999 incursion into the Kashmir...
  • Mush corrects 'error' in his book October 23, 2006

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has corrected an 'error' he made in the English version of his autobiography In the Line of Fire that CIA has paid millions of dollars for capturing and handing over a number of al-Qaeda militants. The correction was made in the Urdu version of the book...
  • Mush edits out boast against CIA October 23, 2006

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has made an amendment in the Urdu edition of his recently released memoir In the Line of Fire, by deleting the lines that referred to "CIA prize money given to the Pakistan government" for catching al Qaeda operatives. The Urdu edition of the book titled Sub...
  • Mush cagey about his romantic past October 22, 2006

    Islamabad: While aggressively marketing his book In The Line Of Fire, now launched in Urdu, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has answers for all queries but one -- the reaction of his wife Sehba and family to his revelation that he had two romances before his marriage. With a smile, Musharraf parried...
  • Musharraf talks of a Pak without him October 23, 2006

    Islamabad: Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf on Monday appeared quite bold while drawing the country's future scenario without him. ''There exists a chain of command, which will enable the Chairman of the Senate to assume presidency if I am no more,'' he said in an interview to Pakistan's private Geo...
  • ‘Suspect in custody not Pearl’s killer’ October 14, 2006

    Washington: Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was killed in 2002 by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and not by Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was sentenced to death for the killing a year later and now awaits the outcome of his appeal to the Sindh High Court. Time magazine quoted President General Pervez...
  • Mush's book only contains lies: Sharif October 9, 2006

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said President Pervez Muharraf's autobiography should have been called 'In the Line of a Liar' as it contained only "lies and fabrications." "The book should more appropriately be called 'In the Line of a Liar'," Sharif said about Musharraf's In the Line of...
  • Mush forgot spellcheck in memoir October 6, 2006

    Islamabad/Washington: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's much-discussed book In the Line of Fire is full of typos with the Pakistani capital spelt as "Islam Bad" and the Indian prime minister as "Manmo Ham Singh". There are other factual errors galore and dates and events are mixed up, even as fury over facts...
  • AQ Khan's daughter flay's Mush claims October 3, 2006

    London: The daughter of disgraced Pakistani scientist A Q Khan has dismissed as "ludicrous" suggestions by President Pervez Musharraf that she was asked by her father to go public on Pakistan's nuclear secrets. Dina Khan slammed the claims made by Musharraf in his recently published memoirs and said her father, who...
  • AQ Khan's daughter flays Mush's claims October 3, 2006

    London: The daughter of disgraced Pakistani scientist A Q Khan has dismissed as 'ludicrous' suggestions by President Pervez Musharraf that she was asked by her father to go public on Pakistan's nuclear secrets. Dina Khan slammed the claims made by Musharraf in his recently-published memoirs and said her father, who...
  • Aziz contests Mush's Kargil account October 2, 2006

    London: Rejecting President Pervez Musharraf's claims on Kargil, Pakistan's former foreign minister Sartaj Aziz has said the conflict disrupted the Lahore peace process. "I do not agree with Gen Musharraf's view in his book that it was Kargil which helped in bringing back the Kashmir issue into international focus," Aziz, who...
  • Mush suggests terrorist for Honda ad October 1, 2006

    New Delhi: After Taliban leader Mullah Omar escaped from advancing US forces on a Honda motorcycle, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf jokingly advised the Japanese prime minister that the terrorist should be made a brand ambassador for the automobile major. Giving details about Omar and al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in his...
  • Qaeda No 3 in plot to kill Pearl: Mush September 28, 2006

    Islamabad: The top al-Qaeda operative accused of masterminding the September 11 attacks either killed or took part in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has alleged for the first time. Musharraf's claim, made in his memoirs released this week, could now be used to try...
  • How Mush became Pak army chief September 28, 2006

    New Delhi: First he was intrigued and then surprised when he was called by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and heard that he has been appointed as Pakistan's new Army Chief. Giving an insight into what transpired on October seven, 1998, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, in his book In the Line of...
  • Mush’s college education: Bomb-making September 27, 2006

    New York: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf learnt the art of making time bomb when he was in college and got rapped by his warden when he pulled a prank to scare him. "It was in Forman Christian College in Lahore that I learned how to make a time bomb, which I...
  • No, yes, no: Musharraf on CIA, Qaeda September 27, 2006

    Washington: Backtracking on the claims made in his just-released memoirs, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) did not pay money to the Pakistan government for handing over al-Qaeda suspects. In an interview with a US television channel, Musharraf who read out a passage from his...
  • 'Musharraf's book is a pack of lies' September 27, 2006

    Islamabad: Terming Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's book In the Line of Fire as 'pack of lies' and a 'national shame', the Opposition today slammed him for disclosing state secrets in his memoir and demanded a special session of Parliament to discuss it. In a statement published in the media on...
  • Mush's book a runaway hit in India September 27, 2006

    New Delhi: Two days into its release, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's autobiography has become a runaway hit here, thanks to the controversy it generated because of his remarks on the Kargil conflict, the Agra Summit and India's nuclear programme. In the Line of Fire is number two on the bestsellers list...
  • What will Mush do with book royalty? September 27, 2006

    Islamabad/New York: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf plans to donate part of his book proceeds for poverty alleviation and social uplift of his countrymen. He said at his book launch in New York that he had dedicated his autobiography, In the Line of Fire, to the people of Pakistan. In response to a...
  • Blackwill rubbishes Mush's claims September 27, 2006

    New York: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's claims in his book In The Line of Fire, continues to draw criticism. The latest comes from former US Ambassador to India Robert Blackwill. Blackwill has rubbished Musharraf’s claim that the military stand-off following the attack on Indian Parliament in 2001, ended because India...
  • Motormouth Mush calls Karzai ostrich September 27, 2006

    New Delhi: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is busy belting out bytes, and he is doing it with much panache. After his much-touted book release in the US – with US President George Bush and US Secretary General Kofi Annan as audience - Musharraf has shrewdly ensured that he becomes the...
  • Lawyer may use Mush book in Pearl case September 26, 2006

    Karachi: The lawyer of British-born terrorist Saeed Sheikh Umar, who was awarded the death penalty for the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, has said he could use President Pervez Musharraf's book to defend his client in the court. "Musharraf's book apparently contains a chapter which indicates that my...
  • Mush claims a sick joke, says India September 26, 2006

    New Delhi: The country's nuclear establishment has rubbished President Pervez Musharraf's claim that India's uranium enrichment programme could have its roots in AQ Khan's clandestine network and former diplomats describe it as a 'sick joke'. Rejecting Gen Musharraf's charge that New Delhi's uranium enrichment technology 'could be a copy' of Islamabad's...
  • Agra debacle Mush's fault: Atal September 26, 2006

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Tuesday attributed the failure of his Agra summit with President Pervez Musharraf to the Pakistan leader's stand that the bloodshed in Kashmir was the "people's battle for freedom". Vajpayee, who rejected Musharraf's remarks in his book that both felt insulted in Agra,...
  • Mush's memoir raises many eyebrows September 26, 2006

    New York: Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said on Monday he went against the advice of aides to write a memoir that could rile neighbours India and Afghanistan and accuses the United States of threatening to bomb his country "back to the Stone Age". Musharraf's autobiography, "In the Line of Fire",...
  • Wife didn't like him Mush-tached September 26, 2006

    Lahore: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf says in his book In the Line of Fire, that he had an arranged marriage, and his wife, Sehba's, first impression of him was that of a "fashion disaster". Musharraf recalls that when they first met in 1968, he had "arrived in a shirt and trousers,...
  • Mush's book gets mired in controversy September 26, 2006

    New York: General Musharraf's ghost-written memoir In the Line of Fire is living up to its name. Even the early excerpts that have been leaked have been denied, like his claim that the US threatened to bomb Pakistan to the stone ages if it didn't cooperate after 9/11, have been...
  • Musharraf's brushes with death September 26, 2006

    Washington: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf says he prays for more than the proverbial nine lives of a cat, as he has confronted and defied death several times, including two brushes with death in the India-Pakistan war of 1965. He first avoided death as a teenager in 1961 when he was hanging...
  • Mush memoir booked for success September 26, 2006

    New Delhi: General Pervez Musharraf's memoir, In The Line Of Fire, is set to hit bookshelves across the country on Tuesday. Priced at Rs 950, the book is 335 pages of controversy. It has already earned its author a $1 million advance and is now set to be the country's...