Pamir Times has started a project called Pamir Social Research Initiative (PSRI), in order to conduct research activities on different social themes related to life in Gilgit – Baltistan.
PSRI is piloting the research project with the theme called “conflict in mountain socities”. Under this broad theme it is attempting to understand dynamics of land disputes in Hunza Valley, by conducting a survey on “Future of land disputes in Hunza Valley”.
A questionnaire is being circulated in Karachi, on test basis, to gather data about number and nature of inter-village land disputes in the valley. A number of interviews and focus group discussions have also been planned in this connection.
The survey aims to understand perceptions and priorities of various stakeholders in these disputes, including different age groups, both genders and all socio-economic groups.