Master of Science in Journalism
Faculty / School
Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)
Muna Khan, Lecturer, Centre for Excellence in Journalism
Abstract / Summary
Being a bilingual and multiethnic country, Pakistan is a multi-religion state where non-Muslims are a sizable part of the society and many of whom have contributed enormously to its wellbeing as well.
The country's population is overwhelmingly Muslim; therefore, the Islamic education is more dominant in its national curriculum and is also reflected in the customs and traditions.
Therefore, the teachings of Islam and its importance are conveyed to society including non-Muslims.
In a multiethnic, religiously diverse and sectarian state of Pakistan, the protection and delivery of basic human rights have always been a challenging task to be provided by the state authorities and policy makers.
The major example of the systematic discrimination is the negligence and misrepresentation of the religious minorities in the national curriculum.
Furthermore, the textbooks that follow the National Curriculum, express the reflection of Islamic teachings in its education policy. The educational material attempts to teach Islamiat to all students, irrespective of their faith, through the compulsory subjects; Pakistan and social studies, Urdu, English and Science.
Ahmed, B. (2020). Will ‘single national curriculum’ be able to end systematic discrimination against religious minorities in Pakistan? (Unpublished graduate research project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/research-projects-msj/16