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Does Effective Legal System Will Abolish Disputes of Inherited Land in Pakhtoon Society

Journal: Asian Journal of Technology & Management Reserach (Vol.5, No. 2)

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Page : 25-31

Keywords : Legal practices; inheritance share; family feuds; settlement;

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- This research study deals with legal practices of inheritance transformation with relation to feud settlement at family level. A sample size of 182 respondents was randomly selected of those respondents who had at least 10 acres of land in district Mardan. Frequencies distribution of data was conducted to know comprehensively about data layout. Moreover, Chi square (χ2) statistics was used to determine the level of association between dependant variable i.e. feud settlement with the independent variables (Legal Practices of inheritance). Study concluded that Jirga, informal institution of dispute settlement in Pkhtoon culture had a vital role in dispute settlement pertaining to inheritance. This indicated for dysfunctional characteristics of the legal system in the country. Although, transformation of inheritance fulfilled the legal obligations but had led to the dominance of male. That's why women of the area were found ill-treated in terms of their access to inheritance shares. The study recommends the abolishment of dual laws pirating to inheritance, lengthy and costly dispute settlement procedure should be replace with effective and speedy justice of inheritance.

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