Pluralism can counter sectarianism

KARACHI: Sectarianism within the world of Islam has moved beyond religious arguments and is now about the balance and distribution of power. Whether in Pakistan or the Arab world, there can be no solution to sectarian problems unless a pluralist conception of society is promoted.

These views were expressed here on Saturday by acclaimed scholar and author Dr Vali Reza Nasr, dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, United States. He was speaking at the Yohsin Distinguished Lecture on ‘The growing role of sectarianism in Muslim politics globally and in Pakistan’, organised by Habib University.

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