THE ROLE OF JIRGA IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION OF PASHTUN SOCIETY
Keywords:Jirga, Pashtun Society, BAJOUR AGENCY
The present study was conducted on the role of Jirga in conflict resolution for conducting the study a total number of 60 respondents were selected. The data was collected from educated and no educated respondents respectively. The study revealed that most of the respondents have low level of educational status, living in joint family system and experienced or aged with special reference to Jirga. It had been revealed that Jirga is working in the study area for the settlements of major and minor disputes. All the people know about the process of Jirga. The decisions of Jirga’s are acceptable in the area and are infringed by the parties concerned due to the authoritative position of Jirga. The study further revealed that Jirga is easily accessible and more economical than courts. The people were satisfied from the decision of Jirga in the study area. It is one of the informal ways of making decision in pakhtoon regions. The role of Jirga as well as its procedure is enhanced through the process of socialization from generation to generation.