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  • 2 wounded by cross-border firing in AJK's Nakyal sector: police

    At least two people were seriously injured in Azad Jammu and Kashmir in "unprovoked" Indian firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday evening, an official said...

    Aneela Zahoor, 12, fell victim to cross-border firing in Nari Dhroti village of Nakyal sector in the southern Kotli district, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kotli Chaudhry Zulqarnain Sarfraz told Dawn by telephone...

  • 2 minors among 4 injured in cross-LoC Indian shelling in Nakyal

    Four people, including two minor girls, were injured in heavy shelling by Indian troops in Azad Jammu and Kashmir's Nakyal sector on Sunday, an official said...

    "Indian troops started heavy mortar shelling at about 7am in the morning, targeting civilian populations in almost all villages along the Line of Control (LoC)," said Nakyal Assistant Commissioner Waleed Anwar...

  • Rehabilitation of Mirpur-Kotli road reviewed

    LAHORE: A meeting of officials of Wapda, AJ&K government and Nespak on Saturday reviewed measures taken for rehabilitation of Mirpur-Kotli road near Khaliqabad Chowk...

    According to a Wapda press release, Mirpur commissioner and MUST dean made presentations expressing their concerns at the collapse of Mirpur-Kotli dual carriageway near Khaliqbad Chowk and the repair methodology for the reservoir rim...

  • Delimitation of Kotli Sattiyan UCs termed unjustified

    MURREE: Representatives of different political parties have warned that they would boycott the forthcoming local government elections if the previous status of the union councils in the Kotli Sattiyan town was not restored...

    Former PPP MPA Raja Shafqat Abbasi Advocate, who has challenged the demarcation of the UCs in Lahore High Court (LHC), told mediapersons that in the 1998 census Kotli Sattiyan had 10 constituencies which were...

  • PPP, PML-N blame each other for Kotli clash

    Following a decision of the party’s AJK chapter, the PPP lawmakers wore black armbands to protest the killing of its worker in Azad Kashmir...

    Mr Jakhrani regretted that on the one hand the government was fighting for the rights of Kashmiris in India-held Kashmir and, on the other, “this kind of treatment is being meted out to the people of Azad Kashmir”...

  • National health programme launched in Kotli

    ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister’s National Health Programme (PMNHP) was launched in Kotli district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday...

    She said the programme would be launched in 23 districts of Pakistan by providing services to 3...

  • Woman dead, 3 injured in LoC rocket attack by Indian forces in Kotli

    Indian troops on Saturday shot a rocket launcher from across the Line of Control (LoC), leaving a young woman dead and her two siblings and a cousin critically wounded in a border village of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), officials told Dawn...

    The attack took place when the victims were outdoors in Baig Wala Lanjot, a hamlet barely 150 metres away from the LoC in Nakyal sector of Kotli district, during the afternoon...

  • Brexit hastens Azad Kashmir’s economic break with UK

    MIRPUR: The tiled palaces beside Mangla reservoir and dozens of exchange offices testify to the prosperity enjoyed by Azad Kashmir’s Mirpur thanks to vast sums of cash sent back by tens of thousands of emigrants living in Britain...

    With few jobs and little industry, the residents of Pakistan’s “Little England” overwhelmingly rely on family members based in the United Kingdom for their economic livelihood...

  • Rubies: Azad Kashmir’s untapped treasure

    CHITTA KATHA: The people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir are sitting on a treasure chest: millions of rubies, estimated to be worth half a billion dollars, are lying beneath them...

    Azad Kashmir has just one mine and one exploration site, where miners dig to assess the potential of the jewels below...

  • A little out of the way — Azad Kashmir

    I could feel the difference as soon as I drove across the Kohala Bridge over the Jhelum River, and into Azad Kashmir...

    There were scores of vehicles and colourful umbrellas at the picnic-point on the Pakistani side, while the Azad Kashmir end had only a couple of modest structures that served as stopover facilities for mainly public buses and the occasional explorers like me...

  • MC, PPP leaders join PTI Azad Kashmir

    ISLAMABAD: Azad Kashmir politicians Sardar Maqsooduz Zaman and Sardar Gul Khandan crossed over to PTI from their respective PPP and the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference parties...

    Sardar Zaman deserted not only PPP but also his uncle, the incumbent President of Azad Kashmir Sardar Mohammad Yaqoob Khan who belongs to PPP...

  • Six dead, 14 injured as passenger van plunges into ditch in Azad Kashmir

    At least six people, including three women, lost their lives and 14 others were reportedly injured when a passenger coach plunged into a ditch in Sudhnoti district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said...

    "The ill-fated vehicle, with 20 people on board, left the town of Palandari at 9am for Rawalpindi but met the accident just after an hour into the journey when it had travelled a distance of 31 kilometres," said Imdad...

  • Three suspected RAW agents held in Azad Jammu and Kashmir

    The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three suspected agents of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) who were allegedly involved in anti-state activities, including the bombing of a police station...

    He had reportedly visited India-held Kashmir in November 2014 to see his relatives in Bandi Chechian village, where he came in contact with RAW officials who lured him to work for them...

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