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Published Date: May 26, 2014

Seminar on ‘Radicalism, Role of Civil Society, Media’ today

The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Ministry of
Foreign Affairs Netherlands are jointly organising a seminar on
"Radicalism; Role of Civil Society and Media" on Monday. Ch. Muhammad
Bashir Virk, Chairperson, Standing Committee on Law, justice and Human
Rights will chair the seminar while the key speakers included, Ali
Muhammad, MNA, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Senator Talha Mahmood, JUI-F,
Alizeh Iqbal Haider, MNA PML-N, Mussarat Ahmed Zeb, MNA, PTI, Liaqat
Baloch, General Sect Jamat e Islami General Talat Masood (retd) Defence
Analyst and others.

Radicalism has emerged as a challenge in Pakistan especially in
the last decade. It is having toll on the social fabric and is adversely
impacting all spheres of life. The notion of co-existence is challenged
each day by religious extremists and radical groups who adopt violent
ways. In order to understand the radicalism and extremism in Pakistani
context a forum has been set up. The forum is also expected to discuss
possible solutions to prevent this plague from further spreading.

In connection to the same it is also important to look into the role of different actors such as civil society.