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The Nation

Published Date: May 27, 2014

Call for joint efforts against extremism

Speakers at a seminar stressed  the need for collective efforts and
shared response from Pakistani media, civil society, political parties
and security forces to combat radicalism and extremism here on Monday.
The seminar was conducted jointly by SDPI, Minority Rights Group (MRG) & Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
discussed the radicalism in Pakistan and its possible solutions to
prevent this plague from further spreading. Dr. Abid Qayium Suleri,
Executive Director, SDPI, in his address lamented the killing of Rashid
Rehman in Multan, which is an example of vacuum of tolerance and
patience in Pakistani society.
While chairing the session, Mehmood
Bashir Virk, Chairman, Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human
Rights, suggested that media and civil societies should join hands
together and launch a vigorous campaign against violence and also
publish human-interest stories about the victims of indiscriminate
terrorist violence.
Ejaz Haider, a senior analyst and expert on
national security affairs, highlighted that the real problem is not
terrorism, it is extremism and unfortunately, we are full of religion,
3but devoid of culture." He also talked about the monopoly of violence
adding, "Monopoly of violence does not mean that the state should have
the power to do anything with the masses but it states that this power
should be legitimized through specific rules and laws."Mussarat
Ahmed Zeb, MNA, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, opined that terrorism is a
tree and radicalization provides a balanced food to grow the tree
properly. Youth can be the best way to bring peace in the world by
nurturing their minds through providing them soul-energizing activities.