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Politics of Ethnicities and Federating Issues in Pakistan: Changing Geopolitical Perspective of the Region

Shaista Taj, Zahir Shah and Muhammad Bilal
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Shaista Taj: PhD Sholar, Qurtuba University, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan
Zahir Shah: Assistant Professor,Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Muhammad Bilal: Assistant Registrar, Women University Swabi, Swabi, KP, Pakistan.

Global Political Review, 2018, vol. 3, issue 1, 110-119

Abstract: Keeping in view the multi-ethnic structure of Pakistan, the federal structure is designed in the country. Circumstantial evidence suggests that smaller ethnicities are not satisfied within the structure and therefore, crises and disturbances are continuously being witnessed. The ethnic factor becomes more visible, impacting not only the internal politics of Pakistan but also its evolving regional political interaction as well. The ethnicities located in the border region of the country, have been facing the dilemma to accept the geopolitical offers given to Pakistan by the neighboring countries. The sort of relations causes ethnic resentments if it doesnt recognize the rights of the community. Pashtun and Baluch ethnicities have been more relevant for study in this regard.

Keywords: Ethnicity; Federation; Region; Geopolitics; Pakistan; Pashtuns; Baluchs Nationalism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.31703/gpr.2018(III-I).12

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