An aspect of current political crisis least talked about is polarization. Whether you look at talk shows, social media, work places or even at home, go through through WhatsApp, there is this peculiar polarization where everyone not only holds their views but rather considers others views as altogether wrong. Technology has hastened this polarization. This is dangerous as these debates often turn aggressive and have not only the potential to damage personal and professional relations but also turn violent. More precariously, it adds another division in a society already divided strongly along class, gender, nation and ethnicity.
The current government, led by cricketer-turned- politician Khan, uses Islamic symbols and slogans to appeal to the utopian ideals of ordinary people in its bid for control of a polarized society. This played a role in the design of the SNC, which aims to appease influential religious figures and the security lobby. Thus, it includes an emphasis on Islamic teachings and the need for a homogenous nation and Urdu as a subject, ideology, and medium in all textbooks.