Social work in Pakistan: Preliminary insights

John R. Graham, Alean Al-Krenawi, Sara Zaidi

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This exploratory research undertook in-depth interviews with seven practitioners in Lahore. The data revealed five themes regarding culturally respectful practice in Pakistan, related to definition of social work; primacy of family and community; innovative local approaches; and social structures necessary for effective interventions. We consider strategies for making social work knowledge more authentically indigenous to Pakistan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-640
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2007


  • International social work
  • Localization
  • Pakistan
  • Social work practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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