Azad Kashmir

Region administered by Pakistan

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Azad Kashmir: Region administered by Pakistan
Azad Jammu and Kashmir, abbreviated as AJK and colloquially referred to as simply Azad Kashmir, is a region administered by Pakistan as a nominally self-governing entity and constitutes the western portion of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947. The territory shares a border to the north with Gilgit-Baltistan, together with which it is referred to by the United Nations and other international organizations as "Pakistani-administered Kashmir". Azad Kashmir also shares borders with the Pakistani provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the south and west, respectively. On its eastern side, Azad Jammu and Kashmir is separated from the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir by the Line of Control (LoC), which serves as the de facto border between the Indian- and Pakistani-controlled parts of Kashmir. The administrative territory of Azad Jammu and Kashmir covers a total area of 13,297 km2 (5,134 sq mi) and has a total population of 4,045,366 as per the 2017 national census.


‘Joe Biden should intervene & resolve Gilgit-Baltistan conflict’: PoK activist [Video]

‘Joe Biden should intervene & resolve Gilgit-Baltistan conflict’: PoK activist

Asserting that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) has been suffering for the past 73 years under Pakistan colonialism, human rights activist Amjad Ayub Mirza on Wednesday urged the US President-elect Joe..

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PoK has suffered under Pakistan rule for 73 years: activist urges Biden's intervention [Video]

PoK has suffered under Pakistan rule for 73 years: activist urges Biden's intervention

Asserting that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) has been suffering for the past 73 years under Pakistan colonialism, human rights activist Amjad Ayub Mirza has urged the US President-elect Joe Biden to..

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Bihar polls: 'PoK belongs to India,' says Rajnath Singh at Muzaffarpur rally [Video]

Bihar polls: 'PoK belongs to India,' says Rajnath Singh at Muzaffarpur rally

Ahead of final round of voting for Bihar's state assembly, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a rally in Bihar's Muzaffarpur. While addressing the rally, Rajnath Singh said that PoK belongs to India..

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Rajya Sabha seats for PoK people? How India can checkmate Imran Khan, Pak army [Video]

Rajya Sabha seats for PoK people? How India can checkmate Imran Khan, Pak army

India has condemned in unequivocal terms the latest move by Pakistan to try and annexe the occupied territory of Gilgit-Baltistan by making it the latter's province. However, activists from Pakistan..

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‘Uddhav Thackeray don’t you dare’: Kangana Ranaut attacks CM on ‘ganja’ remark [Video]

‘Uddhav Thackeray don’t you dare’: Kangana Ranaut attacks CM on ‘ganja’ remark

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut hit out at Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, calling him “petty person”. Kangana, who has been at loggerheads with the Maharashtra government, attacked the..

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Watch: People from Gilgit Baltistan, PoK region protest against Pakistan [Video]

Watch: People from Gilgit Baltistan, PoK region protest against Pakistan

People from Gilgit Baltistan held demonstrations across the region and in major towns of Pakistan against Islamabad's clampdown on people's civil and political rights. Demanding the immediate release..

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Indian Army thwarts attempt to smuggle weapons by terrorists from PoK [Video]

Indian Army thwarts attempt to smuggle weapons by terrorists from PoK

Indian Army deployed at the Keran Sector of North Kashmir thwarted an attempt of smuggling of weapons by Pakistan Army-supported terrorists from Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took..

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Gilgit Baltistan not part of Pakistan, says former PoK PM [Video]

Gilgit Baltistan not part of Pakistan, says former PoK PM

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan said that according to the United Nations, Gilgit Baltistan is part of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan has no locus..

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'PoK & Gilgit-Baltistan want divorce from Pakistan': Activist slams Imran govt [Video]

'PoK & Gilgit-Baltistan want divorce from Pakistan': Activist slams Imran govt

Pakistan occupied Kashmir (Pok) activist Amjad Ayub Mirza spoke to Hindustan Times' Senior Editor Aditi Prasad. The PoK activist exposed Pakistan's brutalities in the region. Why PoK and..

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Doctors with medical degree from PoK colleges can't practice medicine in India: MCI

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IMD forecasts now include PoK's Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad

The weather agency now lists local weather report and forecast for towns in Gilgit Baltistan region in its daily forecast for 'north-east India'.
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IMD starts mentioning PoK areas in its forecasts

The India Meteorological Department has started mentioning areas in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) — Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad — in its regional forecast bulletin as part of its Jammu &..
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MP: Class 10 paper mentions PoK as 'Azad Kashmir'; 2 officials suspended

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Taking back PoK is next step towards achieving Akhand Bharat' objective: Ram Madhav

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Terror launch pads in PoK 'full', but our response hard & punishing: Lt Gen Dhillon

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Bring resolution to direct Army to capture PoK: Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury to govt

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Widespread protests in PoK ring alarm bells for Islamabad

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2008 CRPF camp attack: 2 Pak nationals among 4 to hang

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