Interpretive Structural Model (ISM) based Analysis of Issues of National Integration in Pakistan: A Case Study of Balochistan
Keywords:Balochistan, Interpretive Structural Model (ISM), National Integration
Society of Pakistan is a plural society having four provinces with their own cultures, norms and traditions. Focusing on Balochistan, a backward and underdeveloped province with fewer facilities consisting the issue of national integration. National integration is a process in which divisive community and cultures are blends into complete unity. As far as Balochistan is concerned, it is a province that has enough strategic importance but lack of government policies creates the issue of national integration. The study examines the relations among different variables that affect the process of Nation Integration in Balochistan in light of Interpretive Structural Model (ISM) in form of diagraph. The objective of this study is to measure the intensity of relations among variable, i.e. two way relationships, a variable influence by the other variable and a variable influenced by the other variable. In order to achieve the main aim of the research, questionnaire has been designed comprising on twenty-four (24) variables, filled by the method “Expert Opinion”. Main challenge for the government, is to overcome the fears and securities of Baloch, resource distribution, abolishment of the foreign involvement, control of the military, security of the “Sardari and Tribe System” since this system is identity and beauty of this culture.
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