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Essay On National Unity Of Pakistan

Integration and National Unity

3207 WordsJun 15th, 201213 Pages

LESSON 9

INTEGRATION AND NATIONAL UNITY

1.0 Introduction

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Malaysia is a unique country. It is made up of multi-ethnic group who are living in harmony. Conflict among ethnic group is rare and even if conflict occurs, is not to the extent of destroying the country. In fact, it is the diversity that drives the development of the country and makes this country colourful. Malaysia has been recognized by the world as a model for other plural societies. The concept of ‘unity in diversity’ is always insisted by the leaders. The concept is now supported with the ‘1 Malaysia’ concept which is introduced by the current Prime Minister. The Malaysian government is always put efforts to ensure the…show more content…

In general, there are three main obstacles that the country has to face and resolve. They are prejudice, communalism and ethnocentrism.

a) Prejudice

Do you know what prejudice is? It refers to the attitude towards others based on evidences which is not concrete and might be wrong. In Malaysia context, this kind of pre-judgmental attitude still exists among races even though much positive information is provided.

b) Racism

Communalism refers to the attitude of favouring one’s own ethnic group. This kind of feeling is also prevalent in Malaysia. For example, the political parties that exist in Malaysia are still on ethnic base. UMNO represents the Malays, MCA and Gerakan represent the Chinese, MIC represents the Indians and many others. Each political party will fight for the interests of its ethnic. It happens in the country where there are some companies refuse to hire those who cannot speak certain language that belongs to one ethnic group.

c) Ethnocentrism

It is a belief that one’s own culture is superior to that of others. Due to this feeling, any element from another culture that is different with one’s own culture, is considered wrong, bad or even dangerous. Just like the feeling that people of Israel think about themselves that is they are the chosen people of Allah SWT.

2. Activities

From the discussion above, can you give example of each kind of obstacles mentioned?

2. The Approach and

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Essay on the Importance of National Unity and Strength

National unity is the first and foremost necessity of peaceful and prosperous country. No one can deny the fact that unity is safety. Disunity results in fall of the countries. There are many examples in the history of the world when due to lack of national unity there have been internal as well as external dangers to the security and survival of countries. In our history also, we lost East Pakistan due to lack of national unity.

The present situation of national unity is not very bright and encouraging. We are the worst victims of disunity. Our religion gave the message of unity and love to the whole human race but we have turned the tables. We have become totally disunited. We have developed different political groups, caste system and even religious sects. These trends have proved and are still proving to be very costly. We are inwardly as well as outwardly in danger. Our enemies are within and outside the country. Often the newspapers reflect this disunity. We have lost one part of the country. One of our neighbors is a constant danger for us but still we have not learnt any lesson from our past mistakes.

There is no doubt that Pakistan is passing through the most critical period of its history. The terrorism, sectarianism, corruption, political unrest and economic crisis are causing a threat to its solidarity. To make Pakistan powerful and prosperous national unity is a must. Only our national unity can promise our safety. Therefore, in order to live a happy and secure life. We should try to uproot all the differences. All the clashes and all the obstacles that are there. On the other hand, Pakistan is an Islamic republic and our religion Islam teaches us unity and co-operation. Islam is a religion of unity and fraternity. So, if we make Pakistan a true Islamic state that will unite us more strongly and more easily than any other way.

Here are suggestion to improve national unity.

  • Act upon Islamic rules and make Pakistan an ideal Islamic state.
  • Media i.e. T.V, radio and newspaper should play their vital positive role in promotion national unity.
  • Educational system especially syllabus on all levels should be based on national unity.
  • Students are leaders of future. There should be seminars in educational institutions for improving national unity.
  • Every citizen should play his part and realize his basic responsibility in serving the nation.

Conclusion:

In the end we can say that we do not have ideal national unity. But if both the Government and the public make sincere efforts we can make Pakistan an ideal Islamic State, a powerful and prosperous country and above all a model to be followed and envied by others.

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