Pakistan

Rasheed blames AJK premier for Kotli violence

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Pervez Rasheed has said that the prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) had threatened that ‘if the federal ministers came there then they would not return alive’, ARY News reported.

The information minister said that such statements incite violence, adding that if Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is apprised of actual situation then he would scold the AJK premier.

Earlier in the day, a clash between activists of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) left one worker dead and three wounded in Kotli, Azad Kashmir.

The incident occurred when the PPP workers were heading to the venue for workers convention in Kotli and they were met by the ruling party’s activists.

The elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) region are expected this summer.

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