Pakistan refers to a religious state. According to its founder’s manifesto, Pakistan was religious, but that religion in which all groups, sects and religions could live in it without any distinction as if it were their own estate. The difference between the founders of Pakistan and today’s Pakistan is even greater than the heights of the Himalayas. Such a rare example of national solidarity can certainly be a prelude to the fulfillment of a great cause. But today, my pen is ashamed to write that we have certainly used our own initiatives to disturb the souls of the founders of Pakistan. Pakistan has entered the era of such religious extremism in the last five decades, especially during the Zia dictatorship, that it just took the form of a slippery slope. The extremism that has spread in Pakistan in recent days is the part of chain of collateral damage of state’s unsuccessful adventurous policies. Successive failures have made this country a hotbed of failed experiments that has become a nightmare for its citizens. Where the use of issues such as religious extremism, murder, insolence to fulfill one’s personal ambitions has become a satanic trait of the people. Recent acts of extremism are reminiscent of the brutal period in Europe from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries, when innocent women were accused of practicing witchcraft for denying them property rights. The religious rites of burning them alive were used to fulfill personal intentions. Today’s Pakistan is by no means lagging behind this orthodox religious extremist society and the misuse of religious laws to harm personal opponents is becoming a daily occurrence. Pakistan’s state institutions, instead of preventing such incidents, have resorted to religious clergy. They are presenting a cat-like scene in front of the religious goons and it is as if the law, the constitution and the state have disappeared. To deal with this situation, under the National Action Plan, there is an urgent need for the state and the religious community to make concerted efforts in this regard and resolve the issues, otherwise no one can stop this country from falling prey to religious extremists. State and religious community will have to come together on one page to organize religious sermons and sermons according to the state’s narrative and preach peace to the religious class. Only then will it be possible to help extinguish this fire of sectarianism and extremism. The writer is a member of Amnesty International.