School syllabus blamed for religious extremism in Pakistan

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 17:47

Lahore: Religious extremism in Pakistan, especially among the youth, is an outcome of what they were taught throughout school and college, speakers at a seminar said.

Jami Chandio, Executive Director of the Centre of Peace and Civil Society, said Pakistan is not only facing religious extremism, but also braving political and social extremism.

According to the Daily Times, ASR Women Resource Centre Director Nighat Said Khan said that women were affected most by whatever kind of extremism a society faced.

"To eradicate this extremism, the entire nation and most importantly state leaders will have to be united. Extremism in Karachi is not religious it is political. Hundreds of people are been killed there in the name of religious extremism but no one knows who is killing whom," said Salman Abid, Regional Director of Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO).


First Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 17:46

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