Religion no doubt creates an effective bonding among people and their ideological philosophies. Such bonds of unified cause show integrity among national interests and state to form a healthy society. But many pieces of research revealed disagreement among people relating to a different school of thoughts and ideologies even being Muslims and it is due to their belief systems in different sects that may lead to religious conflicts and social problems as evident in the history from the birth of Islamic world. The humanoid social lifecycles greatly depend on religions, media and politics as these are the dominant apparatuses in any society especially in Pakistan. In today’s world where media has become an integral part of our society, such ideas are communicated through it to the masses that contribute significantly towards forming a peace but sometimes conflicts as well. National solidarity largely also depends on such philosophies which on the whole impact on the socio-economic actions, administrative bodies, social lifestyles and beliefs with reference to everyday behavior. This research paper critically examines the status of sectarian issues as originated since the birth of Pakistan and its impact on society with regard to various beliefs and ideologies in the country. The study deals with the qualitative approach and reviews the literature on media, Islam and sectarian issues. Moreover, this study also shed light on the unknown aspects of national solidarity, national identity, governance and development in all communities living in Pakistan. It also presents the media implication while provoking religious identities in order to ensure national interests and binding people by overcoming the challenges and obstacles. This study also gives a detailed brief of politics, media and sectarian bonding as well.
Dr. Babrak Niaz, Dr. Malik Adnan. (2020) Religion, Sectarianism and Media in Pakistan: Challenges for Religious Harmony and National Solidarity, Acta Islamica, Volume-08, Issue-2.