Pervez Hoodbhoy, one of South Asia's leading nuclear physicists, talks to Andy Heintz about why the word 'liberal' is so unpopular in Pakistan. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — In the past 10 days, two dramatic events — the government's capitulation to a violent protest by radical Muslims and. PDF | Pakistan is situated at the crossroads of Central Asia, Middle East and West Asia. Given this geopolitical standing, Pakistan has often.
It is ironic that when the nation is taking small steps towards democracy, the newly formed Difa-e-Pakistan Council, an assembly of ultra right wing politicians . of extremist religious violence and 2) how best to enlist archconservative Muslims (including Salafis) Current State of Violent Religious Extremism in Pakistan. Pakistan is known in the Western world as a home for religious extremism, for Osama bin Laden and the Taliban. Radicalism has been on the rise since the end.
Religious extremism: a case for a secular Pakistan. Extremism and the terrorism it causes are the single biggest threat facing the Pakistani state. Religious extremism in Pakistan has not developed in few days and months but it took years. It flourished by so-called leaders of religious and political parties. While Pakistan is focusing on the usage of kinetic means to eliminate terrorists, it is lagging behind in finding an antidote to bigotry and religious extremism. Pakistan was created in the name of religion but the aim was not to turn it into a theocratic state, since most of the founding members were.