Degree

Master of Science in Journalism

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

Supervisor

Muna Khan, Lecturer, Centre for Excellence in Journalism

Project Type

MSJ Capstone

Abstract / Summary

Despite Pakistan having adopted modern forms of treatment as part of its official healthcare regime, many non-traditional treatment types are still prevalent in the country - faith healing being one of them. It has a wide acceptance among the masses, be it country’s cities or rural areas.

There are many factors that have forced people to seek alternative forms of treatment: inadequate healthcare facilities, weak healthcare legislation, and religious misconceptions surrounding health-related concerns.

This capstone project is focused on highlighting the flaws in Pakistan’s healthcare regulations that have failed to devise a robust mechanism to curtail the practice. It includes interviews of people who visit faith healers, religious scholars, social scientists and healthcare practitioners.

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