areas of Pakistan are well woven in the Biradari system which is also a social status carrier and an ethic attachment. The Biradari system is very much operational
and playing a well participatory role in almost all kinds of community and
local matters and issues ranging from very minor conflicts to big social
disputes. The prime focus of the study was to explore the role of Biradari and community opinion regarding
its respective role as Panchayat. The
study was conducted in village Saroki of District Gujranwala where structured interview guide and participant observation
were used as the key tools to explore the correlation of especially Biradari system with Panchayat. The research unveiled the
role of Biradari by exploring the two
sides of the pictures, including positive functions of Biradari and perception of communities about their negative role
with a special focus on dispute management, resolving issues through
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