MODELING THREATS AND MIGRATION AMONG MINORITIES
The present study aimed to develop model of perceived threats to religious minorities and their
intentions to migrate from Pakistan. We selected 275 respondents randomly from District
Multan. Structure equation model revealed that social, cultural and religious threats were
associated with intentions of migration among minorities. Social threat, consisted of life
insecurity, hostility of majority and social exclusion, is stronger predictor of intentions to migrate
from Pakistan (p<.001). Additionally, it was suggested that government officials should
encourage cross-religious participation to produce culturally pluralistic communities in Pakistan.
The law enforcement agencies should control extra-judicial murders of minorities and promote
national collectiveness regardless of religious diversity.