Youth Vulnerabilities to Radical Ideologies and Deradicalization in Quetta


  • Najeeba Syed College of Youth Activism and Development
  • Dilawar Khan


Youth, Engagement, Vulnerability, Identity, Radicalization


The radicalization of youth presents a pressing global concern, impacting societal cohesion and safety. Understanding the nuanced factors driving this phenomenon is paramount for effective counteraction. Employing a mixed-method approach, this study delves into the intricate dynamics of youth radicalization in Quetta. Existing research often offers generalized insights into youth radicalization in Pakistan, lacking regional specificity. Acknowledging the diverse nature of radicalization, this study explores the particular vulnerabilities linked to youth radicalization. Through thorough data collection and analysis, the research illuminates the underlying drivers of radicalization among young individuals. Results underscore the pivotal role of democratic deficits, wherein limited avenues for self-expression and civic engagement serve as significant catalysts. The study furnishes actionable insights for policymakers and stakeholders to formulate targeted interventions. It advocates for a multifaceted strategy, encompassing preventive programs, critical thinking promotion, and democratic values cultivation. Social welfare initiatives, parental guidance, and institutional backing are pivotal in bridging the disconnect between youth and societal structures. Additionally, the study underscores the significance of initiatives such as youth facilitation centers, dedicated local government seats, student union restoration, and support mechanisms like interest-free loans and scholarships for young entrepreneurs. These recommendations aspire to comprehensively address the multifaceted challenges posed by youth radicalization, fostering a more inclusive and resilient society.



How to Cite

Syed, N., & Khan , D. (2024). Youth Vulnerabilities to Radical Ideologies and Deradicalization in Quetta. Journal of Global Peace and Security Studies (JGPSS), 5(1). Retrieved from