AJK Legislative Assembly to elect new PM today

MUZAFFARABAD: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly will elect the new prime minister of the region on Monday (Appril 18) for rest of the constitutional period ending in June 2026. The office had fallen vacant because of resignation by

PTI, PPP retain seats in AJK bypolls

MIRPUR: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have retrained their seats in the by-elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in Mirpur and Kotli respectively. The by-elections were held for two constituencies of Azad Jammu and

OIC delegation concludes 5-day visit to Pakistan, AJK

ISLAMABAD: The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has concluded its 5-day visit to Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The 12-member IPHRC delegation was led by its Chairperson Dr Saeed Al

AJK presidential elections to be held on Aug 17

MUZAFFARABAD: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election Commission has announced to hold the election for AJK’s president on August 17. According to the schedule, the nomination papers for the presidential candidate are to be submitted on August 12 from 10:00

Abdul Qayyum Niazi elected as Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi was on Wednesday elected as the new prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). Abdul Qayyum Niazi secured the prime ministership by a comfortable margin, bagging 33 votes.  PPP and

PTI wins three reserved seats for women in AJK

MUZAFFARABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has secured three seats reserved for women in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly. All five candidates were elected unopposed while the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) secured one

Who will be the next Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir?

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won the general election in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) by bagging 25 seats of the AJK Legislative Assembly. The PTI is set to form the next government in the region after winning a simple majority.

Re-polls being held on four polling stations in AJK’s Bagh

MUZAFFARABAD: The Election Commission is holding re-polling on four polling stations in Bagh LA-16 East constituency of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly. The preparations for re-polling have been completed at 4 polling stations in Bagh area of ​​Azad

Who will win the Azad Jammu and Kashmir elections?

The general elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election to elect members of the Legislative Assembly will be held on Sunday, July 25. Prime Minister Imran Khan, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz campaigned aggressively

PTI has emerged front-runner in AJK elections: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the front-runner in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) general elections. In a statement on Twitter, the foreign minister said the recent Gallup survey has

AJK set to hold general elections tomorrow

MIRPUR: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election Commission has made all arrangements for holding free, fair and impartial elections for the AJK Legislative Assembly tomorrow July 25. Over 3.02 million registered voters both male and female in all 33 constituencies

AJK election campaign: PM to address in Bhimbar, Mirpur today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Bhimbar and Mirpur areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday (today) where he will address public rallies. A day ago, the prime minister addressed a huge public gathering in Bagh ahead of

AJK PM opposes NCOC recommendation to postpone elections

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has recommended postponing the upcoming Azad Jammu And Kashmir (AJK) election by two months. The NCOC has written a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) AJK stating that the polls should

Coronavirus: Lockdown enforced in Mirpur for one week

MIRPUR: A lockdown has been imposed in Mirpur district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) for one week after an alarming increase in coronavirus cases. According to an order issued by deputy commissioner Mirpur, all educational institutions and public transport

PM launches Sehat Sahulat Programme for AJK

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Sehat Sahulat Program for Azad Jammu and Kashmir at a ceremony in the federal capital. Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said this program will provide health insurance to 1.2 million families in

4 children among eleven injured as Indian forces open fire at wedding

MIRPUR: At least 11 people, including four children, were injured in Kotli district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir as Indian forces opened fire from across the Line of Control (LoC). According to Inter-Services Public Relations, the mortal shell and rockets

3 killed, dozens injured as marriage hall collapses in Mirpur

MIRPUR: At least three people were killed and 19 injured were rescued after a multi-storey marriage hall building collapsed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Mirpur area on Friday morning. The marriage hall owner Nadeem and his son were among the

President urges masses to observe social distancing

MUZAFFARABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged the people of Pakistan to observe social distancing and self-discipline to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Talking to journalists in Muzaffarabad today (Tuesday), President Alvi said that self-discipline should also be

PM meets AJK members, Hurriyat leaders in Muzaffarabad

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said the entire Pakistan nation, including political parties, stands in solidarity with its Kashmiri brethren in their struggle to achieve right to self-determination. He was talking to a delegation of AJK parliamentary leaders

Modi’s ‘fatal mistake’ will lead to the independence of Kashmir: PM

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed to further accelerate efforts to highlight the plight of oppressed Kashmiri people at the international level. Addressing the special session of AJK Legislative Assembly, the prime minister said Modi government has detained eight million

PM reviews relief operations in snow-affected AJK

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday visited Muzaffarabad and reviewed the latest situation after heavy snowfall and an avalanche in Neelum Valley. The prime minister paid a visit to Combined Military Hospital and inquired about the health of those

PM directs to immediately provide assistance in AJK

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to immediately provide all humanitarian assistance on emergency basis to the people affected by landsliding in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. In a tweet on Tuesday, the prime minister asked National Disaster Management Authority,

ISPR dismisses Indian army chief’s statement to cross LoC

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor has denounced a statement by the Indian Army Chief that it will move to claim Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) if ordered by Indian parliament. The military’s spokesman dismissed the

Hafiz-e-Quran thrashed, humiliated in AJK

RAWALPINDI: A Hafiz-e-Quran was severely thrashed and humiliated by local influential men in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The incident took place in Palandri area of Azad Kashmir, were Hafiz-e-Quran named Muhammad Qasim s/o Muhammad Akhtar was severally thrashed. The

India, not interested in diplomacy over Kashmir: Masood Khan

ISLAMABAD: President Azad Jammu & Kashmir Masood Khan has said that diplomatic processes in Kashmir are not being supported by New Delhi. The President of AJK made these comments while speaking at the Margalla Dialogue 2019 organized by the Islamabad

Pakistan loves peace but not unmindful of its defense: AJK President

MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan admonished that India’s unlawful activities in Occupied Kashmir can push the region into a fatal war. “Pakistan is responsible and has no aim to initiate war but its forces should be

Earthquake of 2.9 magnitude jolts areas of AJK

MIRPUR: An earthquake of magnitude 2.9 on Richter Scale jolted district areas in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), an earthquake of magnitude 2.9 on the Richter Scale jolted AJK’s Mirpur. Also read:

India’s claim of destroying camps in AJK is invalid: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that India’s allegation claiming destruction of the three alleged camps in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) is invalid. The DG ISPR posted on Twitter, “Indian COAS’

India creating war-like situation on LoC, says AJK PM

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Raja Farooq Haider Khan has appealed to United Nations Secretary General to take serious notice of Indian unprovoked firing at ceasefire line targeting civilians. In a statement issued in Muzaffarabad on Sunday,

PM condemns unprovoked firing by Indian forces along LoC

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday strongly condemned the unprovoked firing by Indian security forces along the Line of Control targeting civilian population in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The Prime Minister saluted the Pakistan Army for their bravery, valiance,