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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...

  • 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...

  • Indian firing leaves 2 dead, at least 13 wounded in Azad Kashmir

    Unrelenting Indian shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) left two civilians dead and at least 13 others wounded in two different sectors of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Tuesday, officials said, fearing that the fresh wave of Indian aggression could cause more physical and material losses...

    The casualties occurred in the Samahni sector of Bhimber district and the Nakyal sector of Kotli district amid “unprovoked and...

  • PPP, PML-N on warpath in Azad Kashmir

    MUZAFFARABAD: Rela­tions between the ruling PPP and the opposition PML-N in Azad Kashmir, which have been at daggers drawn since Saturday’s clash in Kotli, took a turn for the worse on Sunday when the former announced that it would observe a ‘black day’ on Monday in protest against the killing of ‘its activist’ and the latter called for a judicial inquiry to unearth the facts...

    “Instead of conquering Azad Kashmir, the federal...

  • Rains, landslides kill 9 in Azad Kashmir

    ISLAMABAD: At least nine people have been killed during five days of torrential rain and landslides in Azad Kashmir, emergency officials said on Thursday...

    The deaths came as water channels swelled and people were left trapped in landslides in four mountainous districts of Kashmir in the country's northeast...

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