How justice works in Pakistan’s tribal areas and beyond

PESHAWAR 20 February 2013 (IRIN) – Justice in Pakistan's tribal border areas is a contested issue.

“We are quite clear what justice is. If someone kills, commits adultery or some other offence, they deserve to die,” said Javaid Khan of the Utman Khel tribe in Bajaur Agency, one of seven tribal agencies (districts) along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

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