Army has to act as Pakistanis expects too much good from military: Pervez Musharraf

Speaking in reference to the recent Uri attack, Former Pakistan president, Pervez Musharraf said he would have counter-threatened India.

By: ANI | Islamabad | Published:October 4, 2016 1:54 pm
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Asserting that democracy is an ineffective system in his country, Former Pakistan president and military ruler General (retd.) Pervez Musharraf has said failures have to be answered through military intervention.

Speaking at an event, Musharraf said that to counter failures, the army has to take action. “Democracy is an ineffective system for Pakistan as there are no checks and balances in the system, and to counter such failures, the army has to act because people of Pakistan expected too much good from the military, ”the Express Tribune quoted Musharraf, as saying .

He was of view that the ‘inherent weakness’ of Islamabad is that democracy in the country has not been modified according to the situation.

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When asked about the future of democracy in Pakistan, Musharraf said, “So, therefore, we have to maybe tailor the political structure in accordance with the dictates of Pakistan, introduce checks and balances so that misgovernance does not take place and the army does not have to come into politics.”

He said that since independence, the army has always played an important role in Pakistan. “It has played a very prominent role in the governance of Pakistan, mainly because of misgovernance by all the so-called democratically-elected governments,” he further said.

Speaking in reference to the recent Uri attack in Jammu and Kashmir, he said he would have counter-threatened India. The former president also said that the United States has used Pakistan for its own interests.

Musharraf said he was still doubtful of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden’s continuous presence in Abbottabad town and the episode of 2011 raid. He insisted that government and intelligence agencies were not sheltering Bin Laden at the compound.

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    Sanjay
    Oct 4, 2016 at 11:35 am
    Nobody takes musharraf seriously in stan or anywhere else. He is a complete Joker.
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      Loveindra Chadha
      Oct 4, 2016 at 9:47 am
      Musharaf advises the current Chief Of Army in stan that he should take military action against the surgical strike by India, was he able to take any action when he got a bloody nose in Kargil. He is a defeated man, he has learned no lessons from all his failures. His rule was the beginning of stan becoming a failed state.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Good for India if he keeps advising his Army like this
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        MyTake
        Oct 4, 2016 at 9:31 am
        stan has found a niche market in cultivating the product of terrorism. Because it pays, it survives.
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          anand
          Oct 4, 2016 at 9:21 am
          So Musharaff agreed s do not know how to rule themselves!
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            Kris
            Oct 4, 2016 at 11:43 am
            stan's misfortune is that a few elites in the army and the so called rich and feudalistic cl (which form only 5% of the total potion) wanted to rule the country. They use religion, hatred towards India and Kashmir issue is only of the several issues they want to settle with India. The issues after the independence was that the riots that had happened during pre parion days which in the following compounded and 1971 loss of Bangladesh had only increased their hatred against India. Since last 20 years India has been progressing faster and her international standing now is much higher than stan. stan initially imposed war on India, thinking that mostly vegetarian Indians are weak and cannot fight but in the process got themselves weakened. Their once better economy vis-a-vis India also collapsed due to this animosity and stan is currently on the death bed. If stan has to survive it should find ways to live as a good neighbor with India, in order for it to develop. India has several positives which stan can emulate with India's help. India's technological prowess, world cl medical facilities, educational insutions, etc are being used by several developing countries but the rulers of stan are depriving these facilities to their citizens. Why? Because, it is people like Mushraff and the senior officers in armed forces who keep the revenge feeling against India and destroying the country. To achieve this objective, the military generals can sell their country but little do they realize India has gone far ahead and any misadventure by the military would have severe consequences for the country. For the tough talking military generals existing as well as retired people of their country are the last priority. While these generals take the religion as the reason for the fight, don't these generals realize that India has much more their co religionists than in their country and they enjoy full liberty and freedom which they country does not give. It is high time, stani people realize this ask the generals to come in the way of developing friendly relationship with all countries. stan is heading towards dangerous arena and if people do not wake up it will be too late for them.
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              avi
              Oct 4, 2016 at 8:45 am
              Musharaf fade away you are a spent force. Going to U.S. to attract attention for gaining some position in your country with their help won't work.
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                NArayan
                Oct 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm
                he gave a totally new meaning to "GOOD"...
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                  NArayan
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm
                  he gave a totally new meaning to "GOOD"...
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                    BharatK
                    Oct 4, 2016 at 12:33 pm
                    India need to IGNORE all s. Do not waste your time. Let these terrorirsts keep barking. We leave all to Army, they will take of these jihadis.
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                      Bharat
                      Oct 4, 2016 at 10:39 am
                      He was so strong then Why Musharraf allowed USA to use stan bases for attack in Afghanistan, why he surrendered to dictate of USA and did helped to defeat Taliban.
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                        Murthy
                        Oct 4, 2016 at 10:25 am
                        Sad that our Media should take Musharaff, Sanjay Nirupam and many other inconsequential people so seriously.
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                          Hari Pillai
                          Oct 4, 2016 at 11:05 am
                          LOL: I agree. Army has to get its act together and start helping the civilian government to improve the lives of the people. As long as stan produce unethical generals that siphon away the money meant for the people for their lavish lives and fanning their egos, that country will be going down the drains.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Unfortunately the ex-general who is a proven villain believes what is good for him is good for the nation!!! Nothing is far from that. The country needs peace and the stan army cannot give it.... they can only sell the country to China and be happy with their fake patriotism that equates patriotism to hatred against India.
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                            Vihari Naidu
                            Oct 4, 2016 at 11:25 am
                            Only proves that stan is a failed state as it can't even stay democratic even for 5years at a time....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Even Myanmar is improving compared to stan....
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                              yesodharan
                              Oct 4, 2016 at 1:30 pm
                              Don't forget, you have used United States for furthering your own interests and your forces never give a chance for democracy to win in stan.
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                                Shafted mohammed
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 1:39 pm
                                This stupid man was responsible for stupid aggression of kargil where stani military lost more than four thousand soldiers. This stupid guy was responsible for changing the public opinion of the world on Kashmir and stan lost Kashmir once and for all after that. He must be hanged for treason and look what nonsense he is blabbering.
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                                  sdas
                                  Oct 4, 2016 at 11:11 am
                                  Well said Hari - the truth is slowly filtering out ! stan is a martial dictatorship hiding behind the facade of a civilian democracy. What he is advocating is a military coup. Wonderful ! Terroristan's image will become even worse and I hope the international comity of nations can place this pariah nation where it belongs - an outcast.
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                                    sdas
                                    Oct 4, 2016 at 11:11 am
                                    Wonderfully expressed......
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                                      Sudhanva
                                      Oct 4, 2016 at 1:49 pm
                                      Why is Indian Express printing this garbage from a slum dog general???
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                                        Vikram
                                        Oct 5, 2016 at 11:27 pm
                                        Because media groups are biased and run their own political agenda
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                                          vijayhemas
                                          Oct 4, 2016 at 8:50 am
                                          Mushraf doesnot know that Binladen is living in his country, but he know that government , intelligence agencies not sheltering him, such a incapable guy speaks about counterattack. what we did is counterattack for the attack at uri sponsored by u thugs. What is counterattack itself is not known to the socalled general fool. Please come for any attack we will pull ur trouser send u back with a medal big enough to cover your bellah.
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