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Two young men accused of theft were ordered to walk barefoot on embers to prove their innocence in Ziarat in a 'trial’ that was organised by a local tribal elder reportedly with the consent of the district admin
3.5 years since, dissatisfaction among tribal residents is soaring to all new heights, with a majority preferring the British-era FCR
Killings of 9 people during a jirga in Upper Dir prompts ban on privately-held jirgas in KP
April 19th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The suspects in high-profile case of Sharifan Bibi, a girl paraded naked in Dera Ismail Khan four years ago, have reached a settlement with her family brokered by a local Jirga.
February 6th, 2021; Bureau Report; LAHORE; On Friday, February 6, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) organized an event titled “Jirgas in Sindh and Judicial System,” to raise awareness about the pitfalls of the prevalent archaic practice in the province. The event was organized under the HRCP’s “Voice and Visibility” program through which HRCP has partnered with local stakeholders to raise public awareness about social evils that have had severe impacts on society’s marginalized communities.
October 29th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is considering a draft law for the resolution of local issues through Jirgas in the merged tribal districts but the opposition says the draft law is an attempt to hide government negligence in the provision of infrastructure.