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a Pashto term for a decision making assembly of male elders

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The police made the arrests after three-year-old Amina Bibi's uncle, Mohammad Khalid, complained that a jirga settled an elopement issue in Jabor area by announcing her marriage with a 30-year-old man from the other family, Mohammad Javed.
During the course of proceedings, the Advocate General Punjab said not a single case regarding jirga was reported in the province.
In his congratulatory message to newly elected President of Wolesi Jirga Mir Rehman Rehmani, the Speaker extended his warmest felicitation to him on his election as the President of Afghan Wolesi Jirga.
A man, identified as Gul Khan, brought his sister to the jirga after she had a fight with her in-laws.
This was stated by jirga members including Malak Nadar Manan, Malak Ziarat Gul, Malak Sahibdad, Malak Ayaz Khan, Malak Atta Ullah, Malak Nasrat Khan, and tribal elders from other clans who held the jirga at the Mohmand Press Club on Monday.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Khalil Qaumi Jirga had earlier announced to stage protest on March 23 in front of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office against the alleged corruption in the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project and the delay in its completion.
In the detailed judgement issued, Justice Isa said, "The learned judge had also relied upon a so-called decision of a jirga. A jirga has no legal authority to decide the custody of children and in doing so it violated the law and Islamic injunctions.
The Governor said that the tribal jirga should be constituted as per law and Constitution and according to tribal culture and traditions and no step contrary to the law and Constitution of the country should be taken.
'The jirga system is against fundamental human rights,' Justice Nisar said.
The institution of Loya Jirga is a traditional social tool among the Pashtuns that is at least three centuries old.
by Abasin Zaheer on 15 July, 2014 - 11:48 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- rejected on Tuesday a draft law allowing parliamentarians to take advantage of certain privileges even after completing their tenure.
| ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (KUNA) -- Afghanistan's consultative Loya Jirga (tribal elders' grand assembly) on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States entered its final day on Sunday, and 50 committee heads started presenting their recommendations.
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.
Addressing a regular briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Abdul Basit said that the outcome of the peace jirga, which was held in Kabul earlier this month, should be given due consideration during the international conference on Afghanistan scheduled to be held next month.