Inequality: Causes, Effects and Remedies

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This paper argues that political social, and economic inequality have been a major source of violence, separatist movements and civil wars in the Pakistani society. It will highlight strong evidence that inequality causes a higher rate of social depression, crimes and even extremism in some countries. A high degree of inequality might be socially undesirable for any number of reasons, but that it causes violent crime is far from proven. This paper examines the aftereffects of political inequality in Pakistan. Inequality brings poverty, and poverty is considered the mother of all evils in society
Inequality promotes sectarianism, ethnocentricity and fundamentalism. East Pakistan separated from West Pakistan due to inequality and Balochistan and Sind (two units of Pakistan) have been demanding equal rights from the government. Research will find remedy and recommendation for promoting equality and peace in future.

Keywords: Political, Social, Violence, Extremism, Crimes
Stream: Nations, Nationalism, Communities
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Nasreen Akhtar

Lecturer of Political Science, International Islamic University
Islamabad, Capital, Pakistan

M.A gold medalist, M.Phil in American Studies. I have been working at LUMS as research assistant and worked on Afghanistan. I am teaching in this university for the last 6 years. Currently, I am teaching Foreign Policy of America, Political System of Pakistan and Introduction to IR. the I have conducted various research papers and thesis at post graduate level.

Ref: D08P0401