THE INFLUENCE OF FAMILY AND KINSHIP-BASED PRACTICES ON SOCIAL INTERVENTIONS: AN ANALYSIS OF BARADARI SYSTEM IN PAKISTAN

Authors

  • Mir Sadaat Baloch Institute of Management Sciences, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan¬†

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52567/pjsr.v4i04.828

Abstract

The ways of Pakistan's society can be difficult to explain from a Western perspective. There are certain cultural influences that have implications on the society and it is pertinent to understand them. One of such cultural concepts is the Biradari system that is based on family and kinship-based practices. This paper discusses the significance of this system in social process and how it influences the Pakistani society. Why it is vital to examine family and kinships-based practices such as Baradari and how it is different from other concepts such wasta and guanxi. Finally, this paper discusses the implications of Baradari system on social interventions in Pakistan. This paper concludes that it fundamental for us to examine concepts such as Baradari for success of any social intervention. As this system is probably robust enough to prevent any attempt to change the society even if it is a positive development or reform.

Keywords: Culture, Biradari, Wasta, Guanxi, Social interventions

Author Biography

Mir Sadaat Baloch, Institute of Management Sciences, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan 

Assistant Professor

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Published

2022-12-05