a) “Illiteracy and Terrorism are interlinked with each other which creates barriers in the progress of Pakistan”. Discuss the given statement in detail and also suggest the possible solutions to solve both the problems.
Illiteracy and Terrorism in Pakistan
There is a lack of safety in Pakistan that is stepped up every day. We are always threatened with the death of a bomb or the slaughter of targets. The absence of security in Pakistan is driven by various internal and foreign reasons. Injustice, analphabetism, food insecurity, unhappiness, lack of good governance, religion and other nations are some of them. Injustice is one of the main causes of terrorism. If people's objections are not appropriately handled, they decide to participate in violent acts. So, in Pakistan, justice is not administered in due course. The delayed courts are therefore operating as an incentive for victims who have brought them to the terrorist organizations. The core causes of extremism and terrorism are analphabetism. More than one in five men between 15 and 24 years old could not read or write. Pakistan has been exposed to terrorism with such a high percentage of analphabetism. Furthermore, technical and professional training, as well as adult literacy, is of particular importance but the Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Tribal areas have, sadly, been largely overlooked. Analphabetism and skills deprivation provide fruitful ground for individuals wishing to hire young women and men, particularly in cases of considerable monetary rewards. Also militantism and violence are connected to food poverty. If individuals are unable to provide food and are unable to satisfy their fundamental requirements, the crisis begins. These are persons who employ unfair means by committing street crimes to meet their fundamental needs. There are radical elements who take advantage of the sentiments of insecure food in the poor and lower middle class. They motivate their unemployed young people to do awful acts like suicide assaults on innocent people. Dissatisfaction is another motive for terrorism. If someone is unsatisfied with the authorities and believes their rights are exploited, he is deprived of a legally borne heritage, a wrongfully imprisoned one and property confiscated and his life has not been compensated, then he joins various religious groups. What organization it would be doesn't matter. For him, neither organization has any relevance. Adopting an association simply saves him from the crisis and lets him play in the hands of his leaders who are destroying his public feeling of security. Increased terrorist actions are also caused by a lack of good governance and a lack of coordination and information sharing across different Government entities. Our law enforcement forces did not completely safeguard the senior authorities of the country without mentioning giving protection to ordinary people. The terrorists are consolidated in the lack of legislation and due trial.
We know that Pakistan is caught up in many issues. All the difficulties are interrelated. Each administration has always dismissed them as minor. Our government's failure to deal with these concerns has made them a major threat. They have become our country's greatest challenge. Pakistan's survival is at jeopardy because of these issues. Trapped in the shackles of issues, our country could not promote its fair image on the outside. It is lethal and it is detrimental to our own existence. It is time to prioritize addressing these concerns before they go unchecked. Our policymakers must carefully take this topic, difficulties and risks into account. Policies for tackling, implementing and implementing them with honesty. On all fronts, collective efforts are needed. The entire nation needs to join hands to confront them. In the nighttime, no problem can be fixed. They require an ongoing effort to tackle these difficulties.
Malik, Zahra, and Khalid Zaman. "Macroeconomic consequences of terrorism in Pakistan." Journal of Policy Modeling 35.6 (2013): 1103-1123.