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.
1-Muhammad Kamran: PhD Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Sarfraz Khan: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Ikram Badshah: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Traditional System, Tribal Area, Jirga, Dispute Resolution Mechanisms