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AJK to observe death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam tomorrow

MIRPUR: All arrangements have been finalized across Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) to observe 70th death anniversary of founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, on September 11. Several programs will be held by various social, political, governmental and non-governmental organizations and forums in various parts of AJK to pay rich tributes to the father of the nation. The day will dawn with special prayers in mosques for the integrity, solidarity and prosperity of Pakistan and AJK, freedom of all occupied…

Martyrs of deadly Oct 8 quake being remembered today

ISLAMABAD: Even after the passage of more than a decade since the 7.6 magnitude quake struck Muzaffarabad in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) killing over 73, 000 people, the region is still struggling to come to terms with the losses from it. It was on this day 12 years back that the 7.6 magnitude quake shook Muzaffarabad and adjacent areas, killing more than 73,000 people and wounding 128,000, besides leaving around 3.5 million homeless. The 45-second devastation  The devastating quake, which lasted for merely 45…

Resolution seeking removal of AJK PM submitted in PA

LAHORE: A resolution seeking removal of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider from office and initiation of a treason case against him over his controversial remarks about Kashmir was submitted in Punjab Assembly (PA) secretariat on Tuesday, ARY News reported. MPA Shoaib Siddiqui of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf submitted the resolution in the assembly secretariat, condemning AJK Prime Minister Farooq Haider's remarks that Kashmir was considering accession with another country over Nawaz Sharif's…

Statement related Kashmir’s accession to another country untrue: AJK PM

ISLAMABAD: Dismissing the media report giving an impression that he is considering Azad Jammu Kashmir's accession to another country, AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider on Sunday said that he cannot think of AJK’s separation from Pakistan while condemning the fallacious report published in a newspaper. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the AJK premier said his last day statement was distorted. “Our hearts beat with Pakistanis and I will still stand behind my words,” he said. Haider said his entire presser…

India imposes curfew in parts of IHK on Burhan Wani’s death anniversary

SRINAGAR/MUZAFFARABAD: On the occasion of first death anniversary of iconic Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Wani, Indian authorities have deployed some 20,000 additional security personnel in held Kashmir to curb activities of pro-freedom activists while suspending the internet connectivity in the valley, ARY News reported.   Despite the curfew like situation in Indian-held Kashmir, the political, religious, and social organizations have chalked out a number of programmes to pay tribute to slain freedom fighter. On the…

10,000 MW electricity will be added to national grid by 2018, says PM

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that through various power projects 10,000MW electricity would be added to the national grid system by next year, ARY News reported. He was addressing a ceremony relating to Neelum Jhelum Hydro-power Project in the capital city of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). Calling power generation capability a milestone, the prime minister said that in 70 years history, the country could not generate 10,000MW of electricity that likely to be added by the next year. The…