Thanks. I have taken liberty to slightly modify the title of the thread hoping it may attract some more attention. I am requesting moderator and Dr. Shabbir Ahmed to support the idea, if it is ok.
As I mentioned in earlier post, we all, at this forum, know the problem and the historical background of the lack of love of learning, sciences in particular. When we do it is only for earning the money, fame etc. Our science elites, like Dr. Q Khan, have learned to separate the science from the deep held religious convictions. let us not beat the bush which has already been done.
You used the word "eliminated", we neither support nor condone the physical elimination. It is not even possible. The current war against extremists in Pak will not eradicate the problem. It may at best give some breathing ground. Intellectual change is needed.
Let us discuss the ways which will increase the critical and reflective learning in our societies. There is a term called "critical mass" . Whether it was N2I concepts, or the current extremism, or the Pakistan movement, or the independence movement of India (or any other place). The movement needs to reach that critical mass to feed on itself and become a mass movement. For social change that critical mass is approximately 3-4% of the population.
The extremism in Fata areas reached that point to engulf the larger people or close to it. The war will reduce the chances of it becoming the mass movement.
How to reach to this critical mass, that is the question. I will share few of my ideas a bit later.