Social integration of migrant communities: Issues and challenges

The social integration of migrant communities has long been an issue of concern for governments around the world, in terms of both migration between and within countries. This report uses case studies from Pakistan to ask what this means for stability within a country.

Internal migration has increased dramatically in Pakistan in recent years, largely due to growing urbanisation. When people move in this way, even within the same country, they bring with them different religious, ethnic and cultural traditions and practices. Yet up to now there has been little attention paid to this phenomenon. This research looks at the issues.