• Sadia Barrech
  • Muhammad Din
  • Allauddin Kakar


Political Participation, Political Trust, Youth, Gender differences


This paper explores the level of political participation and political trust among youth. The purpose of the study was to highlight gender inequalities regarding the current trends in political participation and political trust. The secondary purpose of the study was also to explore whether people really become less prepared to involve themselves in politics. Is distrust among people rising? Moreover, the study also intends to explore answers to two other specific problems related to political interest; Are females in Pakistan less involved in the political sphere and which sex is the most trusting one? However, the study discussed in this paper discovered that male actively participate in political activities more than female, while females show high level of political trust as compared to their male counterparts. 400 youth from three public sector universities of Balochistan were the respondents of the study with 50% ratio of each gender. This study provides a comprehensive view of the gender differences regarding political participation and political trust of educated youth.

Author Biographies

Sadia Barrech

Sadia Barrech is currently working in the Department of Social Work, University of Balochistan, Quetta as Assistant Professor. She can be contacted via email at

Muhammad Din

Muhammad Din is a Research Scholar in the Department of Sociology at the International Islamic University, Islamabad. His email is

Allauddin Kakar

Allauddin is a Ph.D. Scholar at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at the Shanghai International Studies University, China. His email address is


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