This report is an expression of Community
Appraisal and Motivation Programme’s (CAMP)
mission to understand the Pakistani Pakhtun
perspective on access to justice and their way
of resolving conflict.
This report is based on both qualitative
and quantitative data. For the qualitative
information, twenty-four focus-group
discussions (half male and half female) and sixty
key informant interviews were used to gather
insights and opinions. Minutes were recorded,
analysed and utilised to both write this report
and to inform the design of questionnaires.
Because the FGDs were used to inform the
design of the final survey questionnaire, not
all of the questions in the survey were asked
or discussed in the focus groups. Background
and historical material used in the report came
from a review of historical books, newspapers,
reports, articles, journals, and the experience of
The quantitative part was planned to
incorporate the perceptions of 2,400 men
and women on different aspects of justice
and dispute resolution affecting the life of the
people of KP and the Pakhtuns of Balochistan.
The statistics were drawn from interviews and
included the perceptions of 50.27% men and
49.8% women. The objective was to sample
enough adult males and females, urban and
rural, to achieve, a 95% confidence level, a
2% confidence interval for their opinion on
key issues related to Jirgas and the system of
justice for the people of KP and Balochistan.