International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Plato’s Concept of Justice and Current Political Scenario in Pakistan
Dr. Shagufta Begum, Aneeqa Batool Awan

Justice is prerequisite for peace and harmony in the society. As every region of the world has its specific culture and civilization therefore the understanding of the concept of justice varies. When we start our discussion on the concept and theories of justice, following questions come to our mind: What is justice? Why is it so important in life? How justice can be attained? What will be the distinguishing features of a just society? Who is capable of ruling a just state? Is the cry for justice one of the top issues of the Pakistani society or not? The major purpose of this article is to answer the said questions, to examine the concept of justice in the perspective of Plato’s Republic, to evaluate the feeble political setup of Pakistan and to examine the factors behind the disharmony and warfare in Pakistan.

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