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EEO. 2020; 19(4): 6084-6094

Violence And Extremism: A Discourse Analysis Under The Paradigm Of Ideology Of Pakistan

Dr. Tariq Anwar, Dr. Sajid Hussain, Dr. Azam Jan, Miss Aqsa Chudhry.


The moderate nature of the ideology can be traced back from the February 1948 speech, which Quaid-e-Azam, delivered before the United States general assembly. In which he stated that “in any case Pakistan is not going to be a theocratic state, to be ruled by priests with a divine mission”. It was in 1950s, with the Qadyani movement, religious extremism emerged in the politics of Pakistan, which was further encouraged during Zia regime and reached to its peak point at the time when it started to challenge the writ of government in 2007 in the shape of terrorist activities. This research is an attempt to discover the actual causes of extremism in socialDarwinism and liberalism which broughtextremist ideologies to accomplish its capitalistic objectives. This research concludes that excessive stimulation of the religious feelings of the masses, have not only radicalized the society of Pakistan but also made it intolerant, violent and terroristic. To subside these feeling the government needs to devise prudent policies keeping in view the rapidly changing international scenario and to make investment on its man power to educate them so they may become responsible citizens of the state.

Key words: Islam, Ideology, Extremism, Pakistan, Holly War

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