ISLAMABAD, Oct 21: Soon after it was released, friends and opponents started sharing quotes from the President Musharraf’s book In the Line of Fire, in their discussions, media debates, newspaper articles and speeches at public gatherings.

But, a federal minister has just gone one step ahead. He has published a quote from the controversial book on the greeting cards he sent to his friends, journalists and acquaintances on the occasion of Eidul Fitr.

The irony is that first the book was launched in the US during an official visit of the president, obviously on the taxpayers’ money, and now it is being promoted through various means, again through the national kitty as the card sent by the minister also had the government seal on its cover.

The card, being sent by the minister belonging to a coalition party, has the same portrait of the president that was on the cover of Musharraf’s book with a quotation with a reference to the page number.

The quotation on the card is: “With determination, persistence, and honest patriotic zeal, God willing, we will become a dynamic, progressive and moderate Islamic State, General Pervez Musharraf, President Islamic Republic of Pakistan. In the Line of Fire, page 335.”

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