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a Pashto term for a decision making assembly of male elders

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The Jirga was also attended by Iqbal Afridi of PTI, Syed Wali Shah Afridi (PML)N, Zarnoor Afridi (JI), Haji Rahat Yousaf (PML)N, Akram Ullah Khan (PML)N, Gul Karim Khan (PML)N, Sheikh Janzada (ANP), Malik Daud (ANP), Jehangir Khan Mohmand (PPP) and Zahir Shah Safi of FATA Lawyers Forum.
Established by Mohammad Halim Fidaee, the former governor of Wardak province, the Fikar wa Amal Jirga said the number of hopefuls was creating hurdles to national and political unity.
to end enmity between Rind and Otha communities' tribal chieftain Sardar Manzoor Chandio reached the houses of Rind and Otha communities and successes to end hostility but in Jirga System.
According to a statement issued by the office of Swat Qaumi Jirga, the demands were accepted after a series of meetings held between its members and the military and civil administration.
According to a press release, FC Sector Commander North Brigadier Naeem Sohail while addressing the tribal Jirga said that fences have already been built at Pak-Afghan border in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and soon this project will be started in Balochistan also.
According to a video recording of the event obtained by The Express Tribune, Sardar Hakim Khan Noohani chaired the jirga.
The jirga was held on request of Naqeebullah Mehsud`s father Khan Muhammad and the victim family reached Karachi amid strict security arrangement.
The institution of Loya Jirga is a traditional social tool among the Pashtuns that is at least three centuries old.
Meanwhile, members of the Jirga, comprising members of political parties, people of dengue affected areas and elders of Khalil tribe, have reiterated their threat of holding protect demonstration on Monday at University road for acceptance of their demand of containing dengue.
The head of Marwat Qaumi Jirga Haji Muhammad Aslam Khan later told police in his preliminary report that the armed attackers had demanded extortion money from him and on refusal they made a life attempt attack on him.
The grand assembly or Loya Jirga will deliver its verdict on the crucial security pact between the two countries that allows the US to keep its troops in Afghanistan after 2014 when NATO/ISAF led forces leave Afghanistan.
The participants of the Jirga will consult and advise president Hamid Karzai regarding the security deal with Washington.
In another classic exhibition of showing lack of effective administrative capabilities, Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has called for a Loya Jirga to deliberate on critical decisions pertaining to the country's national security.
Loya jirga raises legal questions Though Afghanistan is to soon hold a loya jirga (a traditional decision making gathering of people's representatives), many Afghan representatives have doubts about the jirga and its purpose.
It also noted that Afghan President Hamid Karzai "seemed pleased when Boucher shared that the recent Afghanistan-Pakistan jirga had been portrayed favorably in the U.