Journal of Law and Society

1) The Socio-Physiological Identity: Analysis of Beggar- Human Resources in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Author(s):Mr. Khalid Usman Khan Khattak, Dr. Mamoon Khan Khattak, Mr. Tehseen Abbas

Abstract :

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s society is the ancient and traditional one. Most of the cultural practices of the country are inspired by Islam; supporting others is the core religious motivation that helps a lot in coping with the social problems like poverty, unemployment, supporting disabled populations, orphans, widows, destitutes and beggars etc. The main objective of this research was the analysis of socio-physiological identity of beggar- human resources in the study region. The samples were chosen through non-probability sampling technique; a sample of 60 male beggars begging within the urban areas of Kohat of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, having at least 18 years of age were seleted as respondents. The structured interview schedule was used for data collection. The research findings showed that the social conditions of the beggar- human resources were pathetic; their dress and outlook both were poor. They were mostly physiologically able bodied, hence still lazy and not in good condition.
2) A Comparative Study of Judicial Policies and Powers in Perspective of Public Policy
Author(s):Kashif Mahmood, Prof. Dr. Fayyaz ur Rehman

Abstract :

Published Policy paper is a documented official claims and disclaimers which narrates the parameters of a specific course of action to achieve the desired objective in a respective field. The prospective (ex-ante) policy analysis is a occupied field of public functionaries especially in the third world countries like Pakistan, but retrospective (ex-post) analysis is an open field for the policy analyst and researcher .It is a kind of evaluation of a desired and operationalized structural functioning of a specific public sector, for a systemized optimal utilization in a concerned system. It tells how and why about a success or a failure with respect to a stated policy goal and helps to improve the future paths for the tangible good governance. The following comparative study deals with the documented judicial policies of four countries, which are U.S.A., U.K., India and Pakistan with respect to concerned judicial systems and power of judicial review regarding the governance issuesi.
3) Prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among the Internally Displaced Students of Swat and Malakand Districts
Author(s):Zainab Qazi, Erum Irshad

Abstract :

The current study is to investigate the effect of conflict induced internal displacement on the mental health of students of Swat and Malakand districts. The sample consisted of N=400 students among which 100 were from Unversity of Malakand, 100 were from University of Swat. 200 students have been chosen from University of Peshawar in order to compare the scores of the displaced students with those of undisplaced. It was hypothesized that displaced students will show prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Impact of Event Scale has been used to know about the prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Additionally, the relationship of PTSD and academic motivation of displaced students has also been explored. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze the data. Results showed that there is a mean difference in the scores of Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R) of affected students as compared to the unaffected students. Similarly a decrease in the academic motivation of the displaced students has been found. In other words, those students who had gone through the trauma of internal displacement show symptoms of PTSD along with low academic motivation.

Volume No. XLVI

Issue No. 66

January 2015