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    Pakistani youth take religion seriously: Study



    A typical Pakistani youth takes his religion seriously without expressing a desire to impose it on others, says a recent study.

    Pakistan has a huge youth population bulge consisting of more than 100 million being under the age of 25. Pakistan’s population is somewhere in the range of 170 million to 180 million according to unofficial reports.

    The research conducted by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) to examine the thinking pattern of Pakistani youth, says young Pakistanis overwhelmingly considered religion an important factor in their life (92.4 per cent), though 51.7 per cent said that they do not offer prayers regularly.

    The latest issue of ‘Conflict and Peace Studies’, a quarterly research journal of the institute carries the outcome of the survey.



    According to the PIPS survey of postgraduate students from 16 public and private universities and colleges across the country, 79.4 per cent of the respondents thought that the Pakistani Taliban did not serve the cause of Islam.

    Most of the respondents (85.6 per cent) believed that suicide bombings were prohibited in Islam. The majority of the respondents (61.7 per cent) supported military operations in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).

    At the same time, these young Pakistanis overwhelmingly considered religion an important factor in their life (92.4 per cent), though 51.7 per cent said that they do not offer prayers regularly. A similar majority of the respondents (51.3 per cent) endorsed the country’s hybrid legal system in which ‘Sharia’ is one, but not the only, source of law.

    The respondents were almost equally divided on the question of whether religio-political parties should get a chance to rule the country, with 42.6 per cent endorsing the idea and 42 per cent opposing it.

    A positive indication noted in the survey was that 77.8 per cent of male respondents acknowledged that women had the same rights as men, while 95.9 per cent stated that women should receive an education and 75.7 per cent that they should have the opportunity to work. But most of the respondents’ (65.5 per cent) also thought that women should veil outside their homes.

    The journal also carries the five in-depth papers on the phenomenon of radicalisation in Pakistan.


    Mubasshar


  2. Re: Pakistani youth take religion seriously: Study

    Study is also the part of religion and it should be necessary for every Pakistani to take it. It is also way of success.
    http://study.result.pk/study-abroad/

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