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this group? For all the latest Sports News, This,liberal fascists? AlsoTV-watching results in even the English-reading population becoming indoctrinated in the Urdu discourse If these liberal fascists come on TV and express themselvesnot only are they castigated by people who phone in to express their angerbut they also run the risk of coming on the terrorist radar There is no doubt that all this is happening because the writ of the state is almost absent in the country Populism normally runs counter to state interestbut populism in Pakistan embraced by the army and politicians alike strengthens terrorism andmore dangerouslysuppresses the truth Pakistanas most of the Muslim worldis in the grip of a discourse that must force the Muslim mind to ignore such non-populist phenomena as the national economy and the globalisation late last century This means that the Muslim mind is steeped in isolationism as a way to achieve self-respect and honour Al-Qaeda exploits it with uncanny expertise The writer is a consulting editor with Newsweek Pakistan [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: February 12 2014 1:49 am The new Taliban leader a wanted criminal named Mullah Fazlullah seemed to thumb his nose at the state of Pakistan by choosing his team from the politico-religious mainstream c r sasikumar Related News In Pakistan the Taliban is negotiating in bad faith Its choice of interlocutors for talks and list of demands confirm this The peace pipe Pakistan wished to smoke with the Taliban was turned into a pipe dream after the banned organisation issued on February 9 the following “to do” list for Islamabad before it could think of a ceasefire: one stop drone attacks; two introduce sharia law in courts; three introduce Islamic system of education in public and private institutions; four release Pakistani and foreign Taliban prisoners; five restore property damaged by drone attacks and pay compensation; six hand over control of tribal areas to local forces; seven withdraw the army from tribal areas and close down checkposts; eight drop all criminal charges against the Taliban; nine release prisoners from both sides; ten grant equal rights for all poor and rich; eleven offer jobs to the families of drone-attack victims; twelve end interest-based system; thirteen end support for the US’s “war on terror”; fourteen replace democratic system of governance with Islamic system; and fifteen end all relations with the US After deciding to talk peace with the Taliban Pakistan had nominated a four-member “pro-Taliban” negotiating team The Taliban responded by naming a five-member equally “pro-Taliban” team without consultation with them: Maulana Samiul Haq of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Samiul Haq (JUI-S) Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Kifaetullah of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Abdul Aziz of the Red Mosque of Islamabad and Mohammad Ibrahim of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) None of them is a member of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which is a banned organisation The new Taliban leader a wanted criminal named Mullah Fazlullah seemed to thumb his nose at the state of Pakistan by choosing his team from the politico-religious mainstream The five members represent a Talibanised section of the country boasting old connections with the Afghan Taliban and the TTP The irony was crushing — Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s own team contained people with pro-Taliban and anti-American leanings The idea was to win the confidence of the Taliban but Mullah Fazlullah didn’t bite The talks wouldn’t commit the TTP to anything Another irony was that Fazlullah named Imran Khan on his panel thus creating a situation where the PTI would be talking to itself while pretending to talk to the TTP Mercifully Khan begged off from this absurd scenario After that Kifaetullah of the JUI-F too bowed out The JUI-F is more vulnerable to the Taliban because of its location close to North Waziristan than Samiul Haq whose seminary is close to Peshawar Fazlur Rehman has escaped attacks from the terrorists which means North Waziristan thinks him soft on the state of Pakistan Maulana Abdul Aziz frontman of al-Qaeda’s policy of Islamic vigilantism in Islamabad whom the judiciary is perhaps too scared to convict in scores of cases of terrorism held a separate press conference in the capital with scary-looking armed guards to say that “nothing short of [the] removal of democracy and [the] constitution itself would be acceptable as a condition for peace” His Red Mosque was attacked by commando troops in 2007 after he staged a number of vigilante incidents to force Islamabad to become an Islamic city the way the TTP thinks it should be He symbolises Pakistan’s trajectory of Islamisation since 1947 and causes the Pakistani mind to split over what should be the next phase of state identity By voting rightwing in 2013 against the ever-dwindling liberal elements the people of Pakistan have joined the issue on the side of the Taliban Intimidation plays the part of a persuader more than is often realised After Imran Khan and the JUI-F opted out Fazlullah reiterated his disdain towards Islamabad by proposing two replacements: the chief reporter of a leading English-language newspaper Ansar Abbasi whose reports read like sermonising opinion pieces; and a serving senior bureaucrat Oria Maqbul Jan whose crazy advocacy of the Taliban has upset all kinds of Pakistanis Both begged off although their worldview on TV talk shows has presaged the next mutation of the Islamic state A debate is raging on TV about sharia Almost all religious organisations — most of them with street muscle and some clearly aligned with the TTP — are convinced that sharia is not in force and therefore the Taliban demand for dismantling the modern state is justified An important presence on the negotiating panel appointed by the Taliban the Jamaat-e-Islami has however decided not to support the Taliban’s rejection of the current constitution The Jamaat clerics however insist that Pakistan’s Islamic constitution is not acted upon They have in the past rejected the modern state’s punishment of “bad” conduct (munkirat) under a penal code and neglect of “good” conduct (marufat) as pieties enforceable through punitive legislation Starting in the post-medieval period in Europe the modern state stopped punishing the lack of piety and concentrated only on punishing crime The Muslims of the world free to choose as in Egypt want it back Already Pakistan is fast losing the distinction between sin and crime The drive to get the arrested Taliban out of state custody remains on top of the Taliban agenda So far they have broken two big jails under the administered jurisdiction of the state and got their killers out — most of them returning piously to their job of killing innocent people The Shia remain in their crosshairs and don’t mind lying when it suits them to keep the common Pakistani deluded into thinking that the Shia are in fact being killed by America and India They have denied the killing of Shias in a Peshawar restaurant earlier in February One reason the TTP has more credibility than the state is the former’s intimidatory hold over the media Most opinion-makers in Urdu are already on their side because of Urdu’s more unbuttoned ideological message against the modern state But the English-language newspapers are actually threatened into censoring themselves by removing the more convincing liberal-secular voices from their opinion pages The “popular consensus” is thus against the state and in favour of the terrorists Of course peace has to prevail but will the state accept its death that easily Sharif will have to intervene and say enough is enough at some stage of this unfolding farce In the first week of February Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had to go to Dubai to meet the IMF team because the multilateral financial institution is unwilling to come to Islamabad after being painted by the media as an enemy of Islam and as an instrument of America’s diabolical plots against Pakistan Dar was asking the IMF for another loan of a half a billion dollars while the Taliban had made a billion dollars in 2013 from Karachi alone One reason the Taliban can’t think of peace is the money it is making in Pakistan with almost zero loss of manpower setting itself apart from the terror franchises in Yemen Somalia and Mali — dying states that don’t have the financial lucre to attract terrorists Pakistanis wonder who is financing the Taliban often blaming Saudi Arabia America and India The fact is that the Taliban is in the process of emptying Karachi of its cash after leaching the city of Peshawar dry Out of the four billion dollars the Afghan Taliban makes from heroin at least one billion falls to the TTP’s share as the “southern funnel” Moreover news of shakedowns from Islamabad and Lahore is being suppressed because the well-heeled victims want to keep it hush-hush The writer is consulting editor ‘Newsweek Pakistan’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: March 26 2017 1:31 am Because of fake currency reaching ports directors of revenue intelligence ordered no movement of containers from the post (File) Top News Nearly a week after cargo containers were stuck at various state seaports after authorities ordered “increased” inspection of those that were unloaded between March 1 and March 17 the situation has returned to normal Acting on a tip-off about a large consignment of fake Indian currency reaching the ports the directorate of revenue intelligence and customs officials ordered containers that were unloaded in Kolkata and Haldia ports to not leave the port premises without authorisation The search started on March 18 Container ships were allowed to dock and unload during this time “Those cargo containers which had been unloaded between March 1 and March 17 are being allowed to move now Situation is normal now and there is no congestion” said S Balaji Arun Kumar deputy chairman Kolkata Port Trust According to the source cargo containers from Bangladesh Middle-East Srilanka and Pakistan were under scanner and are still being thoroughly checked “Normally cargo containers are examined before they are allowed to move from the port But following the alert we increased the level of examination We have developed a system and based on our intelligence containers are being examined” a top officials of Kolkata Customs told The Sunday Express The official added that “top and regular” importers were allowed some exception “Based on certain criteria containers were selected examined and then cleared So far nothing suspicious has been found Search operation will continue” Suspending movement of container had raised concerns of congestion “Containers were not moving out from the ports on March 18 and 19” said a source “The situation was chaotic last week” For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shamik Chakrabarty | Pallekelle | Updated: August 28 2017 10:13 am Rohit Sharma scored his 12th ODI ton which included 12 fours and two sixes (Source: PTI) Related News The Sri Lankans are usually mild-mannered But with India only eight runs away from an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series the crowd at the Pallekele International Stadium started hurling bottles and missiles onto the ground forcing a 35-minute stoppage When play resumed after the western grass bank was vacated India completed the formality in seven balls Like the last match the Sri Lankan fans hoped for a victory after the visitors lost their first four wickets inside 16 overs for 61 runs And just like the last match the hosts once again hit a stumbling block in MS Dhoni who this time had Rohit Sharma as his partner Together they took India to their fourth consecutive ODI series win under Virat Kohli as the locals resented the home team’s capitulation But the excess was not in the spirit of cricket and the ICC-appointed match referee Andy Pycroft must have taken note Roll over the negativity to celebrate Rohit’s 12th ODI hundred — an unbeaten 124 off 145 balls including 16 fours and two sixes — that oozed class After a promising start a bad shot had brought about his downfall in the last game On Sunday the only blemish on the knock was a dropped catch on 113 – a skier that Sri Lanka captain Chamara Kapugedera failed to pouch running backwards A thigh injury that required a surgery to heal followed by a bad knee had sidelined Rohit for five months cricket last term Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni forged an unbeaten 157-run partnership (Source: PTI) He returned for the IPL but didn’t quite look in his element He scored 304 runs in five Champions Trophy matches at 7600 alright but somewhere that finesse had been missing He had stopped playing the lofted flick against fast bowlers over mid-wicket and after a hiatus brought out the shot from his cupboard only in the last game with a six off Lasith Malinga All along the team management has been handling him with care He was rested for the West Indies tour to lessen the workload If the second ODI showed signs of Rohit getting back into the groove this game revelled in his artistry and composure This hundred was also a reward for his hard work in the nets Rohit hasn’t skipped even an optional practice session on this tour India had the licence to sleepwalk to their victory target of 218 Rohit however started by slapping Malinga through point for a four But he was judicious and picked the right deliveries to hit For a change he lost his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan early Kohli too departed and KL Rahul and Kedar Jadhav didn’t inspire confidence at No 4 and No 5 respectively But Rohit played at his own pace He went down the track to hit a four off Angelo Mathews when the hosts tried to put on the choke He went back to play a short ball from Dushmantha Chameera and pulled it to the backward square leg fence It took him to his half-century But the shot of the match was a cut against Milinda Siriwardana that was just about a couple of yards away from the sweeper cover who couldn’t move From India’s point of view it was important to negate a high-flying Akila Dananjaya after his six-wicket haul on Thursday The ‘mystery’ spinner had warmed up nicely by getting rid of Rahul and Jadhav with a googly and a leg-break respectively But Rohit read him off his hand It was the Mumbai school of batting at its finest If Rohit represented a venerable tradition Dhoni was street smart At times he countered Dananjaya by going almost halfway down the track It upset the young spinner’s length Once again the great man showed finishing skills of a different kind; playing 86 balls hitting just four fours and a six scoring his 65th half-century in this format and staying till the end It was his 299th ODI The fourth match of the series will witness a milestone Jasprit Bumrah’s maiden five-for in the ODIs and Rohit and Dhoni’s unbroken 157-run fifth wicket partnership put Sri Lanka on the brink They now have to win both the remaining matches to secure a direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup The only positive for them was Lahiru Thirimanne’s 80 off 105 balls on his ODI return For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 27 2017 10:06 pm The Academy made an error when they used the photo of producer Jan Chapman while honouring costume designer Janet Paterson Top News Every year at the Oscars the Academy holds a Memoriam for the actors directors producers designers and other people who have left a mark in the film industry At the 89th Academy Awards held today late Indian actor Om Puri had been remembered too But the Academy made a humongous error when they used the photo of Australian producer Jan Chapman while honouring costume designer Janet Paterson in the segment In an email to Variety the producer said that she was shocked when her photo was mistakenly used in the Memoriam montage “I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson I had urged her agency to check any photograph which might be used and understand that they were told that the Academy had it covered Janet was a great beauty and four-time Oscar nominee and it is very disappointing that the error was not picked up I am alive and well and an active producer” Jan Chapman wrote in the email Janet Patterson passed away on October 2016 She was a four times Academy Award winner for Costume Design for her films – Portrait of a Lady Oscar and Lucinda Bright Star and The Piano More from the world of Entertainment: Even David Berthold an Australian director expressed his confusion on Twitter “This came up in the In Memoriam section at #Oscars2017 But isn’t this (living) Australian film producer Jan Chapman, (Jamuna TV via AP Video) Top News SIX days after a terrorist attack in the upscale Gulshan neighbourhood in Dhaka, Potentially more devastating is the impression among many voters that Abe and his inner circle have grown arrogant. where it was decided to oust key founding leaders of the party, For all the latest Pune News, For all the latest Ahmedabad News, For twice.

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