This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word 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"
A gathering of elders or leaders in Pakistan or Afghanistan, especially within a tribe.
A jirga is a tribal assembly of elders which takes decisions by consensus, particularly among the Pashtun people but also in other ethnic groups near them; they are most common in Afghanistan and among the Pashtuns in Pakistan near its border with Afghanistan.