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  • The jirga that murdered Ambreen should be Pakistan's last

    As if the reasons for which women are killed in Pakistan were not enough, helping a friend marry the man she loves has become the latest sin in the list of transgressions that seal a woman’s fate...

    What’s more grating is that a 15-member jirga called by the Makol village elders decreed that Ambreen be punished in this precise manner for helping her friend escape...

  • Only 'Grand Baloch Jirga' has mandate to decide my return: Khan of Kalat

    QUETTA: Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Dawood told a Baloch delegation that only the 'Grand Baloch Jirga' which had sent him abroad has the mandate and power to make a decision regarding his return...

    The Balochistan government's delegation, which met the self-exiled Baloch leader in London last week, quoted him saying, "Only the Grand Baloch Jirga has the mandate to make an appeal to me about my return...

  • Jirga settles decade-old dispute

    SUKKUR: To settle a 10-year-old bloody dispute between the Malik and Jafferi communities, a Jirga (tribal court) was held in Karam Pur, Kandhkot-Kashmore district, on Tuesday...

    According to reports, the Jirga was chaired by Sardar Mehboob Ali Bijarani and attended by people of the two communities, their relatives and supporters ...

  • NGOs warned against using name of women jirga

    MINGORA: Khwendo Jirga chairperson and women rights activist Tabassum Adnan said here on Thursday that some non-governmental organisations were using the name of her jirga for their benefits...

    She said that she along with some other women had formed a women jirga known as Khwendo Jirga in Swat to check violations of women rights in the region...

  • Jirga active in Swat for ‘ban’ on women voters

    MINGORA: A jirga is active in Odigram area of Swat valley to convince elders to stop women voters from participating in the May 30 local body elections in the name of conservative customs...

    The jirga met at the main mosque of Khawjakhel area on Monday and Tuesday night after Isha prayer to convince local elders to stop women from stepping out to cast vote in the imminent local body polls...

  • ILF: Hijra to jirga

    It was ironic that a session on Khewendo Jirga, the first women’s jirga in Swat, formed by women to carve out a space for themselves in a culture where they were neither audible nor visibly, was hijacked by patriarchal voices...

    Sultan-i-Rome called into question the legitimacy of the women’s jirga by arguing that a jirga is never registered and this initiative is bound to become another NGO...

  • Jirga bans sale, purchase of narcotics in Jamrud

    LANDI KOTAL: A Kukikhel jirga on Monday imposed ban on sale and purchase of narcotics and interest-based businesses in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency...

    Almost all elders of the six sub-tribes of Kukikhel -- Katiyakhel, Abdalkhel, Sikandarkhel, Maniyakhel, Salor Plary (Thorkhel) and Walai-Madukhel – attended the jirga, which decided to impose a heavy fine the violators of the decree...

  • President assails Jirga decision against polio drive

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain called on Tuesday for discouraging Jirga system in rural areas and said it could not serve the people of remote areas...

    Talking to a delegation of Federal Ombudsman’s National Committee on Children against the backdrop of failure to launch polio vaccination campaigns in some parts of Federally Administered Tribal Areas because of the Jirga’s decision not to let their children be administered polio...

  • Jirga formed to resolve disputes in upper Swat

    MINGORA: A jirga (people’s council) was formed in Bahrain, Swat district, on Sunday to resolve disputes between the people of Swat and Kohistan...

    The jirga comprising residents of Bishigram, Balakot, Kalam, Utror, Mankiyal and Bahrain was formed at the village and union council levels in the area...

  • Women as ‘collateral’ in jirga justice

    RAJA RAM (Multan): The rape of a teenage girl in revenge for a crime committed by her brother has left residents of Raja Ram in central Pakistan shaken and questioning a deeply entrenched system of village justice...

    Central Punjab is also home to one of Pakistan’s most prominent advocates for women’s rights – Mukhtar Mai, whose own story offers a window into jirga justice and its brutal mistreatment of women...

  • Bloody Shikarpur feud that claimed 27 lives settled by jirga

    According to the jirga's verdict, a fine of Rs18 million was imposed on the Badani Jatoi group for the murder of 12 individuals belonging to the Saad Khanani Jatoi group...

    According to sources, 4 deputy superintendents of police, 10 station house officers and a large number of policemen were deployed at the jirga "to avoid any untoward incident"...

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