Azad Kashmir

AJK President lauds Turkey for standing by Kashmir in its bleakest hour

MIRPUR (AJK): Nov 23 (APP): Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan said on Saturday that the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan will never forget Turkey’s strongest expression of solidarity and its principled stance after India’s illegal steps of 5 August 2019 in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).

AJK president welcomes US Congress members’ letter to Indian government

MIRPUR (AJK): Oct 28 (APP): Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has welcomed and appreciated a letter addressed to the Indian government by six members of the US Congress’ House Foreign Affairs Committee seeking information about the number of detainees held under the Public Safety Act and demanding that the US Congress members and journalists be allowed free access to the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir to ascertain human rights’ situation on the ground.

Pakistani PM warns Azad Kashmir protesters against crossing LoC

5 Oct 2019; AA: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday warned against any emotional attempt from the people to cross the Line of Control (LoC) from Pakistan.

Khan said any such attempt to cross the LoC -- a de facto border that divides the disputed Jammu and Kashmir between Pakistan and India -- would affect the struggle of Kashmiris.

Pakistan will fight case of Kashmiris on global fora: Sheikh Rashid

MIRPUR (AJK): Aug 25 (APP): Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said that Pakistan will fight the case of the people of Jammu and Kashmir on all forums the world. “The entire world has moved to raise voice against the Indian atrocities in the disputed Indian Occupied State”, he said during a meeting with Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan in AJK’s metropolis on Sunday.

PAK: PM warns India of serious consequences in case of any misadventure

MUZAFFARABAD, Aug 14 (APP): Declaring himself as an ambassador for raising the Kashmir issue at international fora, Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday sternly warned of stronger response from Pakistan in case of any misadventure by Modi led government across the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

He said wars were no solution to the issues, but in case it was imposed upon Pakistan, it would evoke a stronger response entailing serious consequences. The whole nation and its armed forces were ready to respond to any Indian aggression or miscalculation, he added.

Pakistani PM reiterates support to Kashmiris on Indian side

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister assured Kashmiri people living in the Indian-administered part of the divided region that he supports them in their struggle for self-determination.

In his statement Wednesday, Imran Khan condemned New Delhi’s decision Aug. 5 to downgrade Kashmir’s status, as he began celebrations marking Pakistan’s independence day.

Qureshi urges Pakistani diaspora to come out against Indian oppression on Aug 15

MUZAFFARABAD, Aug 12 (APP): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Monday urged the Pakistani diaspora living across the world to come out zealously on August 15 (Indian Independence Day) declared as Black Day by Pakistan to protest Indian oppression in occupied Kashmir.

Unified message, Kashmiris’ activation a must to forcefully contest Kashmir case: Qureshi

MUZAFFARABAD, Aug 12 (APP): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Monday said that a unified message from the political leadership and activation of Kashmiris were a must to forcefully contest the case of Kashmir at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Addressing a press conference here, the foreign minister said Pakistan had decided to take the Kashmir issue in UNSC and China had assured its support which was essential as it had entered a critical stage.

Brisk polling going on in J-K's Samba, 60 per cent voted till 12 pm

Jammu, Oct 13 (PTI) Like first two phases, the enthusiastic voters have thronged polling stations across Samba district of Jammu region in the third phase of the urban local bodies (ULB) elections to seal the fate of 242 candidates in 56 municipal wards. 

Besides Samba, the voting is in progress in the third phase of the four-phased ULB polls in Jammu and Kashmir from 6 am covering a total of 96 wards of eight municipalities 40 wards in Kashmir valley's Anantnag, Baramulla and Srinagar districts. 

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