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FEATURE: Women challenge men in Pakistan’s first female ‘jirga’

APPEALING SOLUTIONS:Tribal ‘jirgas’ present the most viable alternative to the mainstream Pakistani justice system, which many complain is too slow and corrupt

AFP, AKHUN BABA, Pakistan

Adnan says she first asked to join the main Swat Qaumi Aman Jirga to ensure justice for women, but they refused.

“So, we have formed our own jirga now and we will decide cases involving women,” she said.

“Our only aim is to provide legal support to women which we are doing by involving police and government authorities,” she added.

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