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From Uyghurs to Kashgaris (and back?): Migration and Cross-Border Interactions Between Xinjiang and Pakistan
China and Pakistan share a common border, formally established in 1963, and a close friendship which, to a certain extent, is a direct consequence of that agreement. Somewhat surprisingly the two countries managed to ...
Social Media as a Tool for Transparency and Good Governance in the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
This article focuses on a social media initiative of the Chief Secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) using the popular social network platform Facebook as a tool to enhance E-Government services in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), a ...
The Anxiety of Development: Megaprojects and the Politics of Place in Gwadar, Pakistan
This working paper explores the social geography of anticipation, desire, exclusion, and control that has emerged as a result of Baloch fishermen’s entanglement with the Pakistani government’s plans to develop a large ...
How migrants made their way: The role of pioneering migrants and solidarity networks of the Wakhi of Gojal (Northern Pakistan) in shaping the dynamics of rural-urban migration
In this working paper, I investigate the role which solidarity networks based on different types of shared identities, perceived relatedness and kinship affiliations played for enabling, shaping, facilitating and intensifying ...