The Truth About Pakistan’s Peace Proposition

BY: Prashant Sharma

Pakistan's PM Shehbaz Sharif expressed a desire for peace with India, emphasizing development, education, and health over weapons.

Media debates sparked over Pakistan's PM Shehbaz Sharif's desire for peace with India, but India should remain cautious.

Islamist radicalization in Pakistan has made peace challenging, growth of madrassas raises concerns about dangerous religious indoctrination.

Pakistan's youth population could be a demographic dividend, but radicalization through madrassas can turn it into a disaster.

Darul Uloom Deoband is HQ for Sunni Deobandi belief founded in 1866, situated in UP, India, linked to extremist organizations.

Scholars see nationalism as core to religious terrorism. Fear tactics around afterlife attract recruits, and leaders promote "jihad."

Masood Azhar promotes "jihad" in marriage, childbirth, and finances to end American and Indian cruelty, IS recruits similarly.

Initial religious terrorism was faced by the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, not Afghanistan as commonly perceived by historians.