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Outside powers, mainly Saudi Arabia, have been somewhat successful in ensuring that Pakistan carries a Sunni label, which is dangerous because the country is home to the second largest Shia population after Iran.
Nonetheless, there are contradictory views on the proportion of Shia population in Pakistan. If we estimate the Pakistani Shia population based on the estimated population of million in , then their number can be between 13 and 38 million out of the million Muslims. Whatever the case might be, there is no denying the fact that there is a sizeable Shia population in Pakistan.
In discussions on nation-building, it is imperative to focus on the non-homogeneity of Islam in Pakistan.
While analysing the factors responsible for national identity formation in Pakistan, it is also important to pay attention to the extremist narrative that, e.
Since the s, extremist groups such as the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan have been trying to reach a legislative amendment for declaring Shias to be kafirs Malik , Musharraf initiated social reforms for the promotion of pluralism and therefore gained the backing of religious minorities in the elections.
Nonetheless, at home, Musharraf received criticism of the vision attempting to Westernise Pakistan as per the wishes of the US. In his book In the Line of Fire, Musharraf replies to criticism of his vision by accepting that he is not an Islamic scholar and that the idea has nothing to do with Islam but Muslims and their freedom. Findings of this paper are crucial for understanding the position of pluralism in Pakistan.
By deepening an understanding of the situation, I hope to open up pathways for interventions promoting pluralism, as well as inter- and intra-faith harmony. In this context, it is important to understand the dynamics of the anti-secular rhetoric in Pakistan because extremist elements continue to attack individuals and organisations advocating secular values in the country. Particularly, the analysis will be useful to scholars and policymakers focussing on a counter-narrative for addressing extremist ideologies.
This also covers the period of the elections in Pakistan. This paper analyses the anti-secular narrative through newspaper reports from two prominent newspapers — The News English and Nawa-e-Waqt Urdu.
Both newspapers are from the biggest media groups in Pakistan — the Jang Group and the Nawa-i-waqt. A total of 30 relevant statements were collected from both newspapers for the years and Ever since the establishment of Pakistan, Islamists have been in action politically.
Their role becomes more visible on the matters of the constitution and its implementation. There are numerous examples of military and civilian governments backtracking from certain reforms after facing resistance from the Islamists. All these aspects receive a special focus in this analysis.
These parties are devoted to reviving Islam in each and every sphere of life and by virtue of their ideologies are called Islamists. It is due to their agenda that Islamists are protective of the declared identity of Pakistan, in which they want all citizens to follow the Islamic code of conduct or sharia.
The mainstream media continues to provide space to leaders of Islamic parties for spreading their ideology. Similar was the case during the period investigated in this research see the following examples. Nawa-e-Waqt, 13 June , 1 Since the starting year of the data, viz. Religious parties also use this anti-secular debate as a political tool against governments.
In a statement in Karachi, he said that Pakistan could not be a secular state. Nawa-e-Waqt, 11 January , 3 Weak governments or the governments seeking legitimacy at home have often benefitted from the Islamists in the country, who in turn have easily manipulated those governments.
This was particularly the case with General Musharraf, who had an ambitious agenda for reforms in the country. He said this during an interview at the Nawa-e-Waqt office in Islamabad that the religious parties would sever their alliance with Chief Executive Pervez Musharraf if he did not implement sharia in the country.
All religious forces should join hands to foil this conspiracy, said Maulana Samee ul Haq. Nawa-e-Waqt, 16 June , 4 There is a connection between the anti-secular rhetoric of Islamists and minority rights in Pakistan. While demanding implementation of sharia, Islamists have opposed calls for secularism, in which they often link minority rights with violation of the teachings of Islam.
The inflexibility of both parties comes from success in firstly blocking reforms and then in reversing reforms.
In November , a bill was passed in the Sindh Assembly prohibiting the forced religious conversion of any person aged below 18 years. Such concerns have been in debate ever since the creation of Pakistan. The debate on this issue is ignited from time to time and was highly prevalent in the years covered by this research.
Nawa-e-Waqt, 28 July , 6 Based on their own unclear understanding of secularism, Islamists continue to oppose secularism.
As clear from the analysis in this paper, Islamists associate secularism with deviance from key Islamic teachings, e. The position is so rigid that they are not willing to make any compromise on allowing promotion of pluralism in the country as seen in the following example. Nawa-e-Waqt, 24 September , 6 Islamists have a limited presence in mainstream politics and decision-making. Nevertheless, they are influential when it comes to the matter of religion and religious and national identity, for instance, Islamists have a complete control over the Council of Islamic Ideology CII.
Despite heavy criticism of the Council for its controversial proposals, e. There is growing confusion about national identity since the creation of Pakistan.
While the Two-Nation Theory had promoted the idea of a separate state for Muslims of the Indian sub-continent, the proponents of the idea of Islamic state claim that the basic idea was to create a homeland for Muslims where they could practice their religion as per sharia. The supporters of Muslim State claim that the goal of creating Pakistan was to have a homeland for Muslims with its government not necessarily following sharia.
On the other hand, scholars like Burki , 77 believe that Jinnah wanted an Islamic state, a nation-state, as clear from ways in which Jinnah defined Muslims as a separate nation from the Hindus. It is believed that the proposal for a separate state for Muslims was presented by Iqbal to Jinnah, but his idea was not to create an Islamic state but a country where Muslims could freely practice their religion, meaning a Muslim state Cesari , This conflict continues until now and has exerted serious implications for the peace and security of the country.
There is an ongoing conflict between secular elements and religious parties over the national identity of Pakistan. In opposition to secular or liberal values in Pakistan, religious parties go back to the very foundation of the country. The so-called religiosity is a reason behind the increasing public support for sharia in Pakistan. The confusion emanating from the very foundation of the country complements the cause of fundamentalist and extremist elements in Pakistan. Those forces are adamant on creating an Islamic state in letter and spirit.
It is ironic that the narrative often produced by Islamists in parties such as the JI and JUI, which helps extremists, is neglected in policy discussions on countering terrorism and violent extremism in the country. Violent extremism is manifested through an increasing number of attacks on religious minorities across Pakistan.