SECURITY FRAMEWORK ANALYSIS: EVIDENCE FROM BADRA AND SANGAN VILLAGES IN BALOCHISTAN
Keywords:Security, Terrorism, Trust, Well-being, Law Enforcement
This paper aims to draw a comparative analysis of two villages in Balochistan: Sangan and Badra, which remained the epicentre of terrorist activities in the Sibi and Harnai districts. An effort was carried out by Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) to establish the writ of government by setting up permanent check posts in the area and gaining the confidence of the local populace. The effort has borne some fruit slowly and steadily, but terrorists remain a constant threat in the region. With the presence of LEA in these villages, the local population satisfaction ratio regarding their well-being, safety and security fluctuate. This study based on exploratory research brings a novel investigation of Sangan and Badra villages due to the sensitive nature of their locations. After the deployment of LEA from 2018 to 2021, researchers surveyed both villages to gauge the local populace's confidence in government institutions and security agencies' presence and its impact on their well-being. The results show that there has been some connection between the presence of security forces in these villages and the general confidence, well-being and satisfaction ratio of the public sentiments.
Salman, Verda and Farah Naz (2022) “Security Framework Analysis: Evidence from Badra and Sangan Villages in Balochistan” ISSRA Papers. 14: 99-107.