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The study by YouthLink Scotland found 76 per cent think football is a catalyst to sectarian hatred, followed by Orange Order marches at 73 per cent and Republican marches at 63 per cent.
According to a written reply to a question by MNA Saman Sultana Jafri of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal states that 56 sectarian incidents took place in Punjab, 40 in Balochistan, 23 in Sindh and three in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since June 2013.
The development is seen as a major step towards bridging the sectarian divide in a region which has been plagued by sectarian violence in the recent past.
This comes in light of mounting criticism by human rights groups to the Egyptian authorities' handling of cases of sectarian tension, which have been on the risein the past couple of months, especially in Upper Egypt.
Iran's meddling in the affairs of its neighbours and other states, in aiding, training, indoctrinating, supplying arms to states and sectarian militias in a bid to undermine stability and security and weakening the central governments in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, is alarming.
According an HRCP report released in April, eight incidents of sectarian violence were reported from across Pakistan.
The groups argued the scholarships violated a "no-aid" clause in Oklahoma's constitution banning public support for sectarian institutions; most voucher recipients used the vouchers to attend private, religious schools.
In fact, when the shah was overthrown, the country that first gave him safe harbor was Egypt, the region's largest Sunni power, something unimaginable in today's sectarian atmosphere.
The second reason is that the strong and deep-rooted sectarian structures have turned in time into alternative "imagined communities.
With each passing day, sectarian harmony and religious tolerance is becoming one of the most pressing needs for peaceful co-existence.
According to a media report, the sectarian violence has resulted inapproximately 2,300 deaths in the country between 2007 and 2013 and at least 1,500 deaths in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
The Iraqi forces' current offensive on ISIS in the city of Tikrit has been taking place without the help of US airstrikes as the US seemed uneasy about the increasingly sectarian nature behind the involvement of Iranian Shiite forces.