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Turning Diversity into Pluralism-Challenges and Way Forward

Jan 1

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

SDPI's Seminar Hall

Pakistan like other countries in South Asia is rich in cultural, ethnic and religious diversity. However, despite being coherently diverse, the entire South Asian region in general and Pakistan in particular seems unable to translate this richness into a meaningful engagement within and hence, to develop a truly pluralist society that may ensure equal rights, dignity and opportunities to each and every individual and group rather than restricting it to a homogenous dominant majority ethnic or religious group. Thus, challenges for turning a diverse society into a pluralist one demand serious soul searching to identify the impediments for this journey.

With this background for the discussion SDPI has arranged a seminar titled ‘Turning Diversity into Pluralism-Challenges and Way forward’ to discuss the issue in length and to identify challenges and opportunities for a truly pluralistic society.


  • Ahmad Salim, SDPI
  • Naeem Ahmad Mirza, Head of Aurat Foundation
  • Romana Bashir, Executive Director Peace and Development Foundation (PDF),
  • Dr. Amineh A. Hoti, Researcher and Educationist
  • Shafqat Aziz , SDPI