POST CONFLICT DEVELOPMENT THROUGH HUMAN SECURITY APPROACH IN REMOTE AREAS OF BALOCHISTAN

Authors

  • Verda Salman
  • Ather Maqsood Ahmed

Keywords:

Human Security, Post-Conflict Development, Remote Areas, Civil Military Cooperation

Abstract

The Balochistan province has witnessed many insurgencies, over the years, followed each time by an uneasy calm. Historically, these insurgencies have started from relatively inaccessible areas where the writ of the state is weak, which allows miscreants to exploit the feelings of deprivation prevalent within population. This study conjectures that a long lasting peace is not possible in the province unless the core issue of deprivation is not addressed in a meaningful way. It is proposed that the adoption of the human security framework (HSF) developed by the United Nations may be one of the viable options to address this issue which has already been successfully implemented in various countries. The task is no doubt challenging for civil administration, owing to its inability to provide and protect public goods in remote areas, nonetheless the implementation of HSF through a civil-military cooperation (CMIC) is expected to prove as an alternative for civil protection and economic and social stability of the population. This study aims to analyze whether HSF may be effectively implemented in the remote areas of Bolochistan through informal civil-military cooperation. A remote village, Sangan, located in the Sibi district of Balochistan is taken as a case study for this purpose. The study endeavored to collect primary data pertaining to basic facets of life and the progress made in the village through on ground surveys, interactions with local population, and seeking input from civil and military administrations. The analysis reveals that CMIC has contributed significantly towards improving the socio-economic wellbeing of the local population through small, yet inclusive gestures.

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Salman , V. ., & Ahmed, A. M. . (2021). POST CONFLICT DEVELOPMENT THROUGH HUMAN SECURITY APPROACH IN REMOTE AREAS OF BALOCHISTAN. ISSRA Papers, 13(XIII), 175–193. Retrieved from https://issrapapers.ndu.edu.pk/site/article/view/96

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