EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY ON SOCIAL COHESION: A CRITICAL STUDY OF INTER-FAITH RELATIONS IN PAKISTAN
In contemporary times, the multifaceted nature of religious diversity in Pakistan has garnered significant academic attention, prompting intense debate and rigorous analysis. The nebulous impact of this diversity on social cohesion has become an area of critical research. It stresses a closer examination of the intricate relationships between disparate religious communities in the country. It is a painstakingly conducted study and this research endeavors to shed fresh light on this complex web of inter-faith relations. This study engendered a complex and perplexing social cohesion paradigm in Pakistan. We used existing literature to explore the role of civil society, government, and religious institutions in promoting social cohesion and examine the effectiveness of their efforts to promote inter-faith harmony. The findings of our research have significant implications for policymakers, civil society, and religious institutions in Pakistan. This paper makes a valuable contribution to the literature on religious diversity and social cohesion in Pakistan, by providing new insights and evidence-based recommendations.