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Jirga after Militancy: Traditional Social Justice System in Dara Adam Khel FR Kohat, Pakistan

Muhammad Kamran, Sarfraz Khan and Ikram Badshah
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Muhammad Kamran: PhD Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Sarfraz Khan: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Ikram Badshah: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Global Political Review, 2020, vol. 5, issue 1, 127-134

Abstract: The current research was conducted in Dara Adam Khel, Pakistan to explore the structure and procedure of the informal social justice system- commonly known as Jirga. The war on terror made it imperious for tribal Pakhtuns to bring back their chaotic lives on the right track to achieve economic prosperity and peace in the region. Pakhtuns residing in Pakistan have been suffering from this tempestuous situation since decades. Terrorism has brought the social structure to standstill. Due to the war on terror, the Jirga system has experienced a serious setback. The Jirga system has served the Pakhtun society as a complete code of conduct in maintaining peace and harmony. The data was collected through Focus Group Discussions, Key Informant Interviews and In-Depth Interviews. Majority of the respondents were aged between 45 to 70 years and they were selected through purposive sampling technique.

Keywords: Traditional System; Tribal Area; Jirga; Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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