Azad Jammu and Kashmir, abbreviated as AJK and commonly known as Azad Kashmir, is a region administered by Pakistan as a nominally self-governing jurisdiction, and constituting the western portion of the larger Kashmir region which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947, and between India and China since 1962.
The territory shares a border with Gilgit-Baltistan, together with which it is referred to by the United Nations and other international organisations as "Pakistan administered Kashmir".
Azad Kashmir is one-sixth of the size of Gilgit-Baltistan. The territory also borders Pakistan's Punjab province to the south and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to the west. To the east, Azad Kashmir is separated from the Indian administered Kashmir by the Line of Control, the de facto border between India and Pakistan. Azad Kashmir has a total area of 13,297 square kilometres (5,134 sq mi), and a total population of 4,045,366 as per the 2017 Census.
A political activist from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza has termed the decision of the Pakistan Supreme Court to hold elections in Gilgit Baltistan and form an interim government..
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 &.. IndiaTimes - Published
The opposition BJP on Saturday hit out at the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh after a class 10 question paper of the state board referred to Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (POK) as "Azad Kashmir". IndiaTimes - Published
The abrogation of Article 370 was a step towards the goal of "Akhand Bharat" (integral India), said Madahv, while addressing the participants of "Chhatra Sansad" in Vigyan Bhawan here. Asked by a.. IndiaTimes - Published
Chowdhury's remarks were in reference to a statement by Army chief Manoj Mukund Naravane who said last month that the Indian Army will act on getting back PoK if the Parliament was willing. DNA - Published
Protesters alleged that the crackdown has become the modus operandi of the Pakistani establishment which uses brute force to muzzle all kinds of opinions and dissents in the region. They alleged it was.. IndiaTimes - Published
A local court in Rampur awarded capital punishment to four men, including two Pakistani nationals, for the attack on a CRPF camp in Rampur in 2008 in which seven jawans of the paramilitary force & a.. IndiaTimes - Published
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is controlled by terrorists and sought to link it to Islamabad's strident criticism of India's decision to withdraw J&K's special.. IndiaTimes - Published
A series of protests were staged on October 22 by journalists outside the Muzaffarabad Press Club in PoK against the Pakistani security forces, when the journalists were attacked by the said security.. DNA - Published
J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik on Indian Army using artillery guns to target terrorist camps in PoK: Terrorist camps ko hum bilkul barbaad kar denge,aur agar ye nahi baaz aaye to hum andar jayenge DNA - Published
J&K governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday said India will dismantle terrorist infrastructures inside Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (POK) if the terrorism emanating from the neighbouring country's soil is not.. IndiaTimes - Published
Speaking after the Indian army destroyed terror camps inside Pakistan occupied Kashmir (Pok) on Sunday following repeated ceasefire violations from across the border to infiltrate terrorists inside.. DNA - Published
After the Army launched attacks on terrorist camps in PoK, Cong leader Akhilesh Singh said that whenever there are elections in major states, the surgical strikes take place. "There is a pattern of the.. IndiaTimes - Published
Hours after the Indian Army launched an artillery attack on terrorist camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir on Sunday, defence experts have lauded the move saying the Army has ensured that the terrorists.. IndiaTimes - Published
After the recent drone droppings in Punjab, Indian security agencies have launched a massive manhunt in the Kashmir Valley to nab more than 40 terrorists despatched by Nengroo, the new poster boy of.. IndiaTimes - Published
The award is slated to be received by commanding officer Group Captain Satish Pawar on October 8. During Pakistan's counter-attack on India in response to the Balakot airstrike, Abhinandan flew a.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Army on Friday said there were no reports of any attempt to breach the LoC or any Pakistan military-backed march by locals from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to the de-facto border on Friday. The Army,.. IndiaTimes - Published
The response came after Wang Yi, the Foreign Minister of China, said at UNGA that India through its "unilateral" action by removing special status to Jammu and Kashmir is changing the "status quo" in.. DNA - Published
Blaming former prime minister late Jawaharlal Nehru for the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK), Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said it would not have come into existence had Nehru not declared.. IndiaTimes - Published
"I don't have any serious difference with the government's stand on the PoK but internally I differ with the government. They have violated spirit of the Constitution. Pakistan has no right on the PoK.. IndiaTimes - Published