ENSURING A HARMONIZED AND PLURALISTIC SOCIETY IN GILGIT-BALTISTAN

Authors

  • Dr. Haji Karim Khan
  • Zakir Hussain
  • Basharat Husain
  • Azra Batool

Keywords:

Harmony, pluralism, educative approach, curriculum reform, peace initiatives

Abstract

Abstract
Creating and ensuring a harmonized and pluralistic society has become the need of the time in the 21th century. Historically harmony has prevailed in Gilgit-Baltistan allowing people living together with peace, acceptance, and love. However, in the last few decades sectarian conflict has created unrest among the masses in the region. This has claimed hundreds of precious lives over the passage of time and needs a comprehensive strategy to uproot it. This paper has been developed on the basis of literature review from the region and newspaper reports related to the very issue. On the basis of the analysis, the paper concludes that taking mere administrative measures to curb the issue is not the only panacea; rather, there is a need for taking a constructive and educative approach to create awareness among the youth and masses through relevant education and training opportunities; ensuring employability through robust market-oriented measures; and strengthening existing education institutions in the region.

Author Biographies

Dr. Haji Karim Khan

Asst Prof., Karakaram International University Gilgit

Zakir Hussain

Asst. Prof. Karakaram International University Gilgit

Basharat Husain

M.Phil Student, Karakaram International University Gilgit.

Azra Batool

M.Phil Student, Karakaram International University Gilgit.

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Published

11-08-2015

How to Cite

Khan, Dr. Haji Karim, Zakir Hussain, Basharat Husain, and Azra Batool. 2015. “ENSURING A HARMONIZED AND PLURALISTIC SOCIETY IN GILGIT-BALTISTAN”. Journal of Contemporary Studies 4 (1):42-56. https://jcs.ndu.edu.pk/site/article/view/80.