Christian, persecution analysts
Vision Christian Radio
Published Date: Feb 10, 2021
Pakistani Education System Intolerant of Religious Minorities
With Pakistan ranked as one of the world’s most difficult countries to live as a Christian, persecution analysts say the nation’s education system is partly to blame.
Open Doors has ranked Pakistan as the fifth worst-persecutor of Christians in its 2021 World Watch List, while the United States has designated Pakistan as a “country of particular concern”, partly due to its treatment of Christians.
According to International Christian Concern, many human rights experts say the Pakistani education system teaches students to be intolerant of non-Muslims.
A 2011 report by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute said, school textbooks either omitted religious minorities, or referenced them in a derogatory way.
Intolerance of religious minorities is also said to be modelled in the behaviour of educators, who normalise the discrimination that dominates the daily lives of Christians.