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(@DukeDank) 9 August 2017 Goals from Casemiro and Isco were enough to give Los Blancos the trophy despite a lackluster pre-season For the Old Trafford-side Romelu Lukaku scored the only goal on his debut In their previous encounter which was a friendly United had beaten Real Madrid on penalties United will now play against West Ham in their first match of the season For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsIs Pakistan Army conveying a point or two through its tried tested and trusted conduit former ISI chief Hamid Gul and preparing the stage for a coup This is how it looks like if one considers General Gul’s latest remarks in context of Rangers’s report on Karachi’s crime syndicates aligned with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MQM leader Altaf Hussain (based in London) and PPP supremo Asif Ali Zardari earned the wrath of Pakistan Army by their outburst against the permanent establishment of the country It is another matter that both these leaders beat a hasty retreat and their supporters went into damage control mode It is against this backdrop that General Hamid Gul considered by some to be the most dangerous man in Pakistan waded into the controversy and said what he said According to Urdu daily Ausaf he made two interesting observations: One the West is looking to destabilise Pakistan and that the Constitution can be suspended without much ado during the prevailing circumstances; two “It is important for (Army chief) Gen Raheel Sharif to come to power for a few days as the politicians are destroying the country" Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif Reuters Significantly General Gul the army’s ever-reliable man had spoken on the same theme in separate interviews with Dawn and The News International earlier this month and quickly invited the wrath of parliament On 12 June lawmakers in the upper house of Pakistan Parliament the Senate took strong exception to Hamid Gul’s interviews and demanded his trial on sedition charges Yet Gul has chosen to shoot off his mouth yet again and taken on Zardari and Altaf Hussain “Zardari’s visit to Dubai has raised a lot of questions he (Gul) remarked and demanded that political parties were made accountable to the military and the people of the country” according to the Ausaf report on Gul’s latest speech in the seminar circuit Any layman with rudimentary knowledge of the Pakistan situation will accept that Hamid Gul is no ordinary former soldier He speaks with certain authority and conviction on internal security issues It is this trait that makes him much sought in seminar circuits two decades after he retired to don the cap of a defence analyst There is so much in public domain that gives an account of how he diverted the Mujahideen engaged in war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan to Kashmir to give sleepless nights to India His role as a close aide of Benazir Bhutto in establishing the Taliban militia needs no recap nor the US charge that its one time CIA-friendly Gul has ties with the likes of Al Qaeda Even now he takes pride in his creation Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) the short-lived alliance of religious groups and conservative parties to checkmate Benazir Bhutto from winning the 1988 election Gul’s constant refrain is that Pakistan politicians are corrupt And he therefore sees a justification in Army’s take over “As long as politicians were corrupt the Army would interfere in the state’s affairs” the former ISI chief had told Dawn News while speaking in the popular “Faisala Awam Ka” programme on 30 October 2012 He had elaborated thus: “Politicians are crooks; if they continue the path they are on then the army will continue to intervene in the state’s affairs” There is no gainsaying the fact that across Pakistan politicians are held in low esteem whatever be the contributory factors and the man in the uniform is seen as the saviour of the land and its honour Returning to his favourite theme in his interview with The News on 11 June 2015 Gul was more explicit “People would demand the blood of politicians and won’t listen to them in the presence of the Objectives Resolution” he had said and declared “If the army did not take over there would be a civil war in the country" He did slip in some caveats but these are neither here nor there For instance he remarked that every ruler in Pakistan had committed mistakes He also asked the army to “get rid of the black sheep within its ranks” and hold “others accountable” for their wrong deeds Gul is however unwavering on what the army should do and it is a surgical operation according to him “The army should take the country’s command for a short period and act professionally" Should the rantings of a former general deserve to be taken seriously Yes certainly if the General is Hamid Gul Do the circumstances impart significance to Gul-speak Undoubtedly when unfolding events show deliberate attempt to discredit if not eliminate the MQM as a political force and to undermine Asif Ali Zardari as a politician of substance Because there are no two views on who sets the ‘agenda’ in Pakistan It is not for nothing that Benazir Bhutto did not re-open the case of her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s sham trial which was nothing but judicial murder As prime minister she simply followed the military writ for her own survival and therefore dared not to re-open the case “My father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was a powerful politician leader of the Islamic world founder of 1973 Constitution father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme If they hanged him just because he warned Zia of trial under Article VI I am too weak a woman whose family had been destroyed Here we may be representative of the people but we don’t set the agenda we just follow and in the process try to establish civilian writ" Pakistani columnist Mazhar Abbas has quoted Benazir as telling him when asked why she did not reopen Bhutto’s trial and why she accepted ‘controlled democracy’ imposed by the GHQ Shura By all accounts the unfolding developments in Pakistan have all the classic elements of the situation witnessed in run up to a military takeover in the past Ipso facto it should not lend credence to an alarm But the recent developments – launch of Operation Zarb-e-Azb last June that ignored Prime Minister Sharif’s efforts to bring the Taliban to the talks table establishment of military courts and GHQ usurping Foreign Office role in the Afghan policy – indicate that interesting and politically turbulent times are ahead in Pakistan Patna: Amid growing chorus as to who willbe NDA’s face to take on incumbent Chief Minister Nitish Kumarin the Bihar Assembly polls Lok Janshakti Party presidentRamvilas Paswan on Thursday said the decision in this matter lieswith senior coalition partner BJP Ram Vilas Paswan PTI "Being the senior coalition partner it is for the BJPto decide who will be NDA’s chief ministerial candidate in theupcoming Bihar Assembly polls The LJP will support whateverdecision the BJP takes on the issue" Paswan also the UnionFood and Consumer Affairs Minister told reporters Asked whether he himself was in the race after hisyounger brother and LJP state president Pashupati Kumar Parashad recently claimed so the LJP chief said the BJP by virtueof being the senior coalition partner had every right todecide the chief ministerial candidate He however said that anybody could be NDA’s chiefministerial candidate On Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad daringBJP to announce its chief ministerial candidate after NitishKumar was declared the secular alliance’s face for theAssembly polls Paswan said Prasad’s comments did not carryweight anymore "Will they (Prasad and Kumar) dictate us to declareour chief ministerial candidate" Paswan asked On the buzz surrounding former chief minister JitanRam Manjhi seeking to forge an alliance with BJP he said hehad no problem if Manjhi joined the NDA Stating that he would welcome Manjhi the bete noireof Kumar in the NDA fold Paswan said he never believed inthe divide created on the lines of Dalit and Mahadalit by theincumbent chief minister during his first term On the secular front formed by RJD JD(U) and Congress forthe Bihar Assembly polls he said he was sceptical about thesuccess of the alliance as Prasad and his foe-turned-friendKumar were bound to backstab each other at some stage beforethe polls or after it "The alliance between Lalu and Nitish is akin tocoming together of ‘neem’ and ‘karela’ (bitter gourd)" hesaid Apparently seeking to woo Dalit voters Paswan dubbedthe Janata Parivar as ‘anti-Dalit’ citing Samajwadi Party’sopposition to a bill in Parliament proposing reservation inpromotion for the community in government offices By virtue of being part of the SP-led politicalconglomeration the RJD and JD(U) too were opposed to Dalitsand their rights Paswan said PTI Written by Meghnad Desai | Updated: January 10 2016 12:51 am Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the last farewell of veteranCPI leader AB Bardhan who passed away in New Delhi (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal) Related News CPI LEADER leader A B Bardhan’s demise reminded us how little the Left matters today The Communists are the most honest decent people in Indian politics They are also the most irrelevant Few can imagine how unlikely this is From the Fifties to the Seventies there was serious debate on how imminent the Communist Revolution was in India The future was red Now of course no one takes Communists or even Communism seriously The Soviet Union collapsed without anyone firing a shot Leninism proved to be a delusion which could not survive the 20th century Even so the reputation was that the Communists were a disciplined party whose members followed the line laid down They were going to start the Revolution with mass support Nehru would be exiled like Chiang Kai Shek was Why did Communism fail so abysmally Marx had a fascination with Capitalism and admired its immense productive potential He and Engels advertised the advent of globalisation in their youthful Communist Manifesto His ideal of Socialism was timed for well after the maturity of Capitalism It was Lenin who changed the argument He was shocked by the breakdown of working class internationalism in the First World War He saw the future as dark He bet that Capitalism would blow itself up due to increasing crises His lucky victory in Russia established his idea as the Marxism for the Twentieth century Communism’s luck continued and Capitalism suffered the Great Depression It looked like the Revolution was imminent Lenin had conflated Imperialism and Capitalism This enhanced the appeal of Communism for the colonies Stalin consigned millions to concentration camps but the idea that the Soviet Union was the hope of the world remained strong Victory in the Second World War and then taking over Eastern European countries enhanced the reputation of the Soviet Union China had its own Revolution which confirmed Lenin’s wisdom that the Communist revolution would start in the backward countries not developed ones as Marx may have thought India was supposed to be the next ripe fruit to fall The CPI had blotted its copybook by supporting the British rulers during the war as for them the fight was for defence of the Soviet Union They denounced independence as illusory and launched a premature Revolution in Telangana Stalin thought India was not ready for a Revolution So the Communists began to play the democracy game under orders waiting for the signal to revolt Alas they never understood the Indian society and the salience of caste They romanticised the working class small as it was employed in the few large factories But economic growth stagnated due to distrust of the private sector India failed to industrialise The working class remained small Then Indira Gandhi cleverly bought out the communists by giving them patronage The Communists abandoned any critique of the Indian political system and only criticised imperialists Alas for them Capitalism proved more robust than Lenin had thought and it revived while Leninism lost the battle of economic power The Rao/ Singh government abandoned the failed model of Socialism in 1991 and liberalised the economy which began to grow Then the Communists challenged Manmohan Singh on the nuclear issue and Congress ‘unfriended’ the Communists Communism became an irrelevant sideshow Indian Communism RIP For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Published: July 16 2016 6:05 pm (Representational Image) Top News Three women on the top are being talked about in the political circle as country’s politics hops from one constitutional crisis to another with each getting more and more complex Speaker Onsari Gharti will have the honour of presiding over the no-trust motion against the government on July 21 first in the past one decade of political change She has already come into controversy and criticism from a section of the House for unilaterally deciding not to allow debate or passage of the business other than the no-trust motion although they had already been agreed upon by the business advisory group Her move –whether sheer coincidence or under dictate — suits the interest of the Maoist Party that she belongsto and has moved the no-trust motion against the Oli government Among other things she shelved the passage of the finance bills on the last day of the financial year Friday Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news The Maoists on the other hand are deeply suspicious of the role of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari who was a prominent leader of Prime Minister K P Oli’ s Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) Maoist Chief Dahal expressed the fear that the President may even be manipulated by the Prime Minister as she will have a crucial role in interpreting the ambiguity or vagueness in the constitution about the move to follow the possible defeat of the government in the floor of the House Constitutional experts have come out with conflicting versions about it and some say there is no provision for election of the new Prime Minister and Oli should be continuing as the care-taker Prime Minister and hold the election to new Parliament If Bhandari sides with that opinion that will upset the political ambition of Maoist Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal who has already been assured of enough support on his side to succeed Oli No doubt such a move –if at all she takes–will earn the President the wrath of the Political parties mainly the Maoists but that also may ultimately go to the Supreme court headed by Sushila Karki another woman who was confirmed to the post last week On the past two occasions dissolution of parliament by Prime Ministers– in first case after the loss of majority had been proven and in another case after the no-trust motion was tabled but before the floor test took place–extracted two conflicting judgments from the supreme court This time around if Prime Minister Oli follows the past practice of dissolving the House or if the President asks him to continue as a care-taker even after he lost the vote of confidence CJ Sushila Karki will be the deciding authority For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News

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