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An assembly of tribal elders in Afghanistan or Pakistan.

[Pashto, from Mongolian jergä, circular or semicircular formation of hunters or warriors.]


a tribal council responsible for settling disputes in Afghanistan and Pakistan
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Noun1.Jirga - a Pashto term for a decision making assembly of male elders; "most criminal cases are handled by a tribal Jirga rather than by laws or police"
Pashto, Pashtu, Paxto, Afghani, Afghan - an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
council - a meeting of people for consultation; "emergency council"
Loya Jirga - a grand council or grand assembly used to resolve political conflicts or other national problems; "he convened a Loya Jirga that persuaded tribal leaders to acquiesce"
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In the Jirga a demand was also made from the government to announce a proper compensation package for the affected people of war against terror.
KABUL (PAN): The Fikar wa Amal Jirga on Friday called the multiplicity of presidential runners as the biggest challenge to Afghanistan's landmark elections in 2014.
DADU -- Jirga (tribal court) court hearing of five murders case was heard in Bhan Syed Abad town by PPP local leader and tribal chieftain of Panhwer Community Sardar Manzoor Ahmed Panhwer and decided verdict in closed doors to fine two billion rupees on accused group, it is learned Friday.
MINGORA -- The Swat Qaumi Jirga on Friday cancelled its planned sit-in after the military and civil administration accepted its demands, including withdrawal of FIR against the Feb 18 rally protesters.
QUETTA -- A tribal Jirga was organized by FC officials, district administration and tribal elders on Wednesday to discuss the matter of fencing at the Pak-Afghan border, in Chaman.
A jirga, co-chaired by Pakistan Peoples Party MPA Faqir Dad Khoso from Jamshoro, settled a case of a double murder by penalising the suspected murderer with Rs5.
KARACHI -- Mehsud tribe jirga on Monday demanded strict action against police officials involved in Naqeebullah's extrajudicial killing.
The most viable option, according to certain segments of Afghan society is the summoning of the Afghan Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly).
PESHAWAR -- The five days ultimatum given by elders of Khalil Qaumi Jirga to KP government for taking practical steps to control dengue epidemic is going to expire on Sunday (Sept 24).
LAKKI MARWAT -- The life attempt attack on head of Marwat Qaumi Jirga Haji Muhammad Aslam Khan received a wide condemnation on Saturday as area elders held meetings to denounce the incident and express solidarity with him.
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.