AJK president appreciates performance of ERRA, SERRA
President Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Masood Khan Sunday paid tribute to the efforts made by Earthquake Reconstruction...
Kashmir and Pakistan are inseparable: President AJ&K
“Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir and Kashmir has its identity rooted in Pakistan – the two are inseparable” said...
Kashmir and Pakistan are inseparable: President AJ&K
Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir and Kashmir has its identity rooted in Pakistan – the two are inseparable” said...
AJK govt and UNESCO to contribute to Malala Education Fund
The education department of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Unesco have agreed to promote girls education under the Malala Education Fund. This was decided in a meeting between AJK Education Secretary Abbas Khan and Unesco Country Director Vibeke Jensen. Unesco will initially launch the programme in Neelum Valley’s... Read more
AJK govt gives electricity consumers 60 day deadline to clear their dues
The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government has given electricity consumers a two-month deadline after which unpaid bills will result in disconnections. Electricity Department Secretary Fayaz Ali Abbasi said arrears against private consumers and government departments are Rs7.5 billion and Rs 4 billion, respectively. He added that those consumers... Read more
ANP Leader Azam Khan Hoti passes away
Awami National Party’s (ANP)  former leader, Azam Khan Hoti passed away in Mardan  today (Wednesday). According to family sources he was suffering from throat cancer. Azam Khan Hoti remained federal minister and was elected as a Senator  twice in 1993 and  in 2012. In 2013 Hoti was expelled by the... Read more
PTI’s Barrister Sultan wins AJK by-elections
Barrister Sultan Mahmood of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) yesterday won the by-election in Azad Kashmir. According to unofficial results, Barrister Sultan secured 15, 691 votes against PPP candidate Chaudhry Ashraf, who got 12, 811 votes. PTI Chairman Imran Khan said that he was happy for the first victory in Azad... Read more
By-polls: Voting underway for AJK assembly seat
Mirpur: Azad Jammu and Kashmir by-election on Legislative Assembly seat, LA-III polling underway here today (Sunday) in Mirpur. A close contest is expected between PPP’s Chaudhry Ashraf, PTI’s Barrister Sultan Mahmood and an independent candidate Ejaz Raza. PML-N candidate Arshad Mahmood Ghazi withdrew in favor of Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf. Approximately 10... Read more
AJK HC allows petition against Mirpur by-election
The Azad Jammu and Kashmir High Court (AJKHC)  allowed a petition against the Mirpur by-election. The petition was filed by Advocate Raja Muhammad Hanif on behalf of Raja Naheeb, an independent candidate for LA-3 Mirpur. A full bench headed by AJKHC Chief Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mughal allowed the petition... Read more
AJK opposition locks doors of assembly hall
The Azad Jammu and Kashmir opposition parties took to  locking up the assembly to halt a legislative session Members of the opposition parties  the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (AJKMC) locked the doors of the assembly and sat in front of them, forcing... Read more
Police station attacked in Indian occupied Kashmir: 2 dead
Suspected militants stormed a police station near Srinagar earlier today,  killing at least two officers and triggering a gun battle with government forces, police said. Another two people were wounded in the attack, the first to hit India’s only Muslim-majority state since the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party took... Read more
South Korean company, AJK govt. ink power plant agreement
An agreement between a South Korean company and the Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has been signed for the construction of a hydro power project. Three agreements were signed by officials from Korean firm Mira Power and the AJK government for implementation, water use and land lease.... Read more
Family of under aged condemned convict pleads for mercy
The family of Shafqat Hussain, a young convict who is scheduled to be executed on March 19, has appealed to the president, chief justice, prime minister and interior minister to reopen the case. The family are residents of Muzafarabad, AJK. Shafqat was handed the death penalty by an anti-terrorism court (ATC)... Read more
I have no faith in the justice of this country: Shafqat Hussain’s mother
The family of a man condemned to death as a teenager made an emotional appeal for mercy Friday, saying a court order for his execution next week had “shattered their hopes”. An anti-terrorism court in Karachi gave instructions Thursday to hang Shafqat Hussain, convicted of killing a seven-year-old boy... Read more
Dr. Shehla Raza refers to PTI as political orphans
Deputy Speaker of Sindh Assembly Dr Shela Raza said in Muzaffarabad that “Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is a group of political orphans”. “PTI has no ideology and manifesto to serve the people of Pakistan,” she said at a press conference organised in AJK. Raza, flanked by Azad Jammu and Kashmir... Read more
AJK celebrates International women’s day with great fanfare
The Universal Women Day was observed in Azad Jammu & Kashmir yesterday, with great fanfare and a  renewed pledge to ensure equal rights and dignified status of women in all segments of society. Special ceremonies, seminars and symposiums were held throughout Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The International Women’s Day is... Read more
New Indian Kashmir CM refuses to retracts statement
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said yesterday that  he stands by his statement on violence-free polls in the state. Reacting to the controversy about his comment, he said, “I’ve said what I’ve said and I stand by that. The media is making a mountain out of... Read more