The Shi’as of Hazara, Quetta- The challenges to security and formation of their integrated models of Community Driven Development
Author: Mahum Tanveer

Various communities in Pakistan have been subject of sectarian violence for a long time. Hazara Shia Community has not only been target for their beliefs but also for ethnicity. The Shi‟a Hazara Community in Pakistan facing a great threat; the community seems to be adopting a different lifestyle where they are closing down themselves and are aiming to live in integrated societies comprising people of their own sect. The settlements that belong to people from similar descendants are unique because of strong relationships they share amongst themselves for building their community‟s infrastructure and their social bonding. Aim of this research remains to understand the threat to security of Shi‟a Hazara Community of Quetta that has affected their everyday lifestyles. This research work also aims to draw connections between insecurity and tendency of communities to draw themselves away from the conventional way of living and sketch themselves as individual communities entirely being self-reliant and self-sustaining by forming Community based Development Models. The insecurity is compelling the communities particularly residing in Hazara Town to formulate their exclusionary community driven development models. The models will help to understand not only the benefits such systems are providing them but also quarry the shortcomings of such a model and lifestyle. The work aims to outline a model for the community to effectively practice participatory development involving governments and criterions of accountability. Supervisor:- Dr. Mina Zulfikar Ali

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Supervisor: Mina Zulfikar Ali

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