پاکستان میں اقلیتوں کے حقوق کا تحفظ:اسلامی تعلیمات کے تناظر میں جامعات کی کارکردگی کا جائزہ
Ensuring Minority Rights in Pakistan: Universities' Functionality in the Context of Islamic Teachings
This research paper aims to analyze the role of universities for the protection of minority rights in Pakistan. Pakistan is a significant country religiously, historically, culturally, geographically and commercially. It was established in the background of the Islamic philosophy of life. It is a multi-religious state where the followers of deferent religions did fight for it irrespective of their religions. The majority here consists of Muslims, while Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Baha'is, Parsis, Kalash and Buddhists comprise of minorities. The Muslims as well as the non-Muslim minorities have played a key role in establishing and developing their homeland. Its safeguard, integrity and prosperity require concrete steps to ensure the protection of the rights of the religious minorities. Their problems should be solved on priority basis. In accordance with Islamic teachings and the ideology of the forerunners of the Pakistan Movement, all the state institutions must play a proactive role in ensuring the protection of the rights of minorities. The role of universities in awakening this religious and social consciousness is of great importance. University teachers, administrators and researchers can play an effective role in understanding and promoting the rights of minorities. In this specific academic, historical and ideological background, it is highly significant to review the administrative issues, the curriculum, the teaching methodology, research trends, teacher training standards and co-curricular activities of the universities regarding the rights of religious minorities. This article is presented to fulfill this academic and intellectual need.