Madaris in Pakistan: Religious and Social Challenges

  • Surriya Shahab Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
  • Munir Ahmad Department of Pakistan Studies, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Saleem Qazi Department of Pakistan Studies, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Asif Rasheed Department of Pakistan Studies, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
Keywords: Madaris, Religious and Social Challenges, Funding and Agenda Setting


Purpose: The nature and extent of religious and social challenges posed by the madaris have been studied by scholars on a micro level, but there is a need of methodologically investigating of the problems on a macro and global levels by using a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to readdress these issues. The purpose of this research paper is to find out the role of for causing militancy in Pakistan and to recommend measures/strategies for de-radicalization in Pakistan.

Design/Methodology/Approach: Agenda setting, priming and farming theories were used in this study. Qualitative content analysis method was used in this study to analyze the editorial policy of these three newspapers.

Findings: The results revealed that all these three newspapers gave significant coverage to the peace talks issue but Nation gave more coverage to the issue. Findings also revealed that Dawn and The News, most of the time showed neutral behavior but tilted towards unfavorable position regarding peace talks. Nation showed strongly unfavorable behavior regarding peace talks.

Implications/Originality/Value: So it is concluded that the government should take steps to take madaris in main stream education system in Pakistan. The funding should be checked and audited.


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How to Cite
Shahab, S., Ahmad, M., Qazi, M. S., & Rasheed, M. A. (2021). Madaris in Pakistan: Religious and Social Challenges. Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies, 7(4), 927-934.