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Editors and columnists of Islamic periodicals agree to play their role in ending education emergency in Pakistan


25 December 2013

Events

  The federal and provincial governments should take immediate steps required to implement the Article 25-A of the Constitution which ensures the free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years. Also, there is need for establishing a national commission comprising members from all segments of society to formulate a unanimous national policy on education. As far as increased demand for education is concerned, Islamic magazines, newspapers and journals... Read More

Creating an environment that counteracts militant ideologies and radicalism in Pakistan


21 October 2013

Events

Ambiguous state policies, incoherent and often conflicting institutional responses, distorted education syllabi, and media’s inability to educate the people are among the factors that have let the perils of extremism and militancy grow in Pakistan. Failure to address these areas and to evolve and implement a comprehensive de-radicalization program in Pakistan would not only strengthen the militants’ ideological narratives in society but also weaken the... Read More

Peace, Harmony and Coexistence: National and Religious Obligations


30 August 2013

Events

It is not so much the religious conflict as a matter of social behaviours that fuels intolerance and extremism in Pakistani society. Poor academic and intellectual responses, absence of dialogue and interaction among different sections of society, the use of religion as a political tool by Pakistani state, presence of extremist groups and ideologies in the country, and socioeconomic injustices and marginalisation are some other factors. These views were expressed by... Read More

Interfaith Harmony in Pakistan: Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities


18 June 2013

Events

Diversity is the Will of God and we should accept that. All religions preach similar truths and virtues, which along with shared cultural and social values can be built upon to enhance interfaith harmony in Pakistan. Interfaith dialogue and harmony are possible only on the basis of equality, respect and acceptance. We should revisit the Madina Charter to seek solutions to existing interfaith problems in Pakistan. These were some of the points of consensus reached among... Read More

Education Emergency in Pakistan and Responsibility of Religious Scholars


29 April 2013

Events

Education is a fundamental right of every Pakistani citizen. Also, it is a religious obligation of every Muslim. All political parties should prioritize education and should workout and implement with consensus a comprehensive, effective and long-term work plan for improving the state of education in Pakistan. These views were expressed by Pakistan’s leading religious scholars who participated in a one-day seminar titled “Education... Read More

Fair reporting can challenge rights violations in Pakistan


01 March 2013

Events

Objective and analytic reporting can enhance awareness of human rights and significantly challenge pervasive impunity for perpetrators of violations in Pakistan, participants of a media training learned here. Journalists from all parts of Pakistan attended the two-day media training workshop, which was organised by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) in the federal capital. The media training included sessions on mapping of human rights issues in... Read More

Reporting and Analyzing Conflicts in Pakistan


10 January 2013

Events

The information explosion has lifted the role of journalists from traditional story tellers to analytical and investigative reporters who have the professional capacity and abilities to think critically and link the available information to its larger political, socioeconomic and other related dimensions. The participating young and mid-career journalists were told in a media training workshop on ‘reporting and analyzing conflicts in Pakistan’ jointly... Read More

Media’s Role in Conflict: Unbiased, Balanced and Objective Reporting


26 December 2012

Events

As dynamics of conflicts in Pakistan vary from region to region, journalists and media persons should try to understand the local contexts of conflicts in order to report and analyze them objectively as well as to ensure their own security in conflict-hit areas. The participant journalists and media experts observed in a journalists’ training workshop jointly organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) and the Canadian High Commission on December 24 in... Read More
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