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Punjab Policy brief-6 Role of Punjab’s literary and cultural institutions in countering extremism


• This policy brief summarizes key deliberations of the last of six provincial-level policy dialogues on counter-violent extremism in Punjab organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS). The policy dialogue series was part of the efforts by PIPS to analyze the security and conflict-related issues in Pakistan, with a view to identifying practical ways and means to counter violent extremism.
• The present policy brief focuses on the role of literacy and cultural institutions in countering violent extremism in Punjab. • In no society could writers, poets, painters, singers and thinkers remain indifferent to any form of extremism, particularly its religious manifestations, not least because the consequences such extremism had directly on their ideals for the creation of a better society.

Event Report:
“Cultural spaces can win the battle of ideas while countering extremism”

Publisher: Pak Institute For Peace Studies (PIPS)