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Figure 23: was the state right in conducting a military operation in Swat?

Should this then be taken as a sign of liberal thinking? Or do these answers merely reflect the influence of media, especially electronic media? In the past ten years Pakistan has witnessed an exponential rise in television channels which primarily broadcast political commentaries and talk shows. The programs have contributed tremendously in opinion formation in the country, particularly in building a sense of nationalism amongst the urban population. Youth from the upward mobile segment of the society have turned increasingly nationalist. There are two angles to the development of a nationalist attitude. These youth generally disapprove of terrorism directed against Pakistan and Muslims and are keen to subscribe to a topdown national perspective. Under the circumstances, terrorism hurts them as far as it negatively influences the image of the country. It is seen as a major impediment to economic development and reaching the same scale of geo-political significance as India or other upwardly mobile countries. Unfortunately, this attitude towards terrorism does not necessarily consider the issue in greater details and find the connection between this brand of nationalism and latent-radicalism as a factor which

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Red Hot Chilli Peppers Islam – Is the Youth in Elite Universities in Pakistan Radical?  

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