On February 8, a group of specialists at the University of Karachi (UoK) talked about the difficulties facing Pakistan’s shaky democracy in light of the upcoming general elections.
On Tuesday, the sixth Benazir Bhutto Memorial Lecture on “The Challenges of Democracy in Pakistan” was held by the UoK’s Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto (SMBB) Chair.
No democracy can survive in a tribal or feudal culture, according to Professor Dr. Riaz Ahmed Shaikh, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education at the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology in Karachi.
According to him, industrialization, human compassion, and human rights are the foundations of democracy.
He stated that tribalism and feudalism continue to be the main causes of division in Pakistani society.”In such a situation, the nation’s democracy would always remain weak.”
According to Professor Dr. Shaikh, universities are one of the main venues for advancing democratic principles and the socialization of these values, and a culture of discourse is crucial in this regard.