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National Assembly condemns Indian attack on PM Azad Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution with consensus condemning the Indian military attack on a civilian helicopter carrying Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider flying inside the territory of Pakistan. The resolution was moved by Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif. The House said it abhorred this cowardly act of state aggression and violation of international laws. Indian troops fired a bullet at helicopter of the PM from a border post, while he was travelling to…

Helicopter was within our boundary, says PM Azad Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: In a reaction to attempted attack by Indian forces on his helicopter, Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider on Sunday said they were within the boundary of Azad Kashmir, while India staged this drama. "It is clearly evident that India is perturbed. I along with the ministers in the helicopter were within our limit," he said while exclusively talking to ARY News.  Indian troops fired shots at helicopter of the PM from a border post, while he was travelling on a white civilian helicopter…

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan sign MoUs for education, health projects in Azad Kashmir, KP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Thursday signed three Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) for grant projects in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the health and education sectors. Secretary Economic Affairs Division Syed Ghazanfar Abbas Jilani and the chief executive officer Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) signed the MoUs on behalf of their respective governments. The signing ceremony took place at the Ministry of Finance in Islamabad following a meeting between Finance Minister Asad Uma and a…

Governor Sindh say Sadder Azad Kashmir ki mulaqaat, ahem amoor par tabadala e khayal

Karachi: Governor Sindh Imran ismail say azad Kashmir kay sadder Masood Khan nay mulaqaat ki, Is doraan ahem amoor par tabadlah khayal kiya gaya. Tafseelat kay mutabiq sadder azad Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan aur Governor Sindh Imran Ismail kay darmiyan mulaqaat hui, mulaqaat main masla e Kashmir, awami falah o behbood aur bahimi dilchaspi kay amoor par guftagu hui. Is moqay par Governor Sindh Imran ismail ka kehna tha kay haq khuddar adiyat kashmiriyon ka haq hai, jisay ghazab nahi kiya jaskta, kashmiriyon ko marzi kay…

Nawaz Sharif expresses desire to contest elections from Azad Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD: Demonstrating solidarity with people of Occupied Kashmir, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday expressed a desire of holding public office in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) following his ouster as the premier.  Addressing a public speech at the Muzaffarabad University College Ground, Sharif said he is no more among the qualified/eligible persons in Pakistan for a public office but qualified for AJK. "My duty should be assigned here until a decision is prepared on my disqualification in Pakistan,"…

Five of a family die as van falls into ravine in Azad Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD: At least five people, two women among them, were killed and ten others wounded when a passenger van plunged into a ravine near Mirpur district of Azad Kashmir on Sunday. Rescue sources said the van fell into the ravine due to over-speeding, leaving five people dead and ten others with injuries. Security and rescue teams immediately arrived at the site of the accident and shifted the dead and injured to a nearby hospital, a rescue official said. He said all the deceased belonged to the same family,…

Diamonds – the buried treasures of Azad Kashmir

Chitta Katha, AJK: The people of Azad and Jammu Kashmir are sitting on a treasure chest: Millions of rubies, estimated to be worth up to half a billion dollars, are lying beneath them.   But archaic tools and a lack of investment in infrastructure and techniques are hampering efforts to transform the area into a significant player in the gem industry. "We have rubies that are at least as good as the Burmese, but their mining techniques are more sophisticated", says Huma Rizvi, a dealer in precious stones. Pakistani…

Four dead as truck runs over school in Azad Kashmir

BAGH, AZAD KASHMIR: Three girls and a school teacher were killed when an out of control truck rammed into a public school building in Bagh city of Azad Kashmir, ARY News reported on Friday. According to details, the teacher was holding class in the ground of a school in Beerpani area in Bagh city when a speedy truck hit the compound wall of the building and ran over the teacher and children of a class in the premises. Three schoolgirls along with their teacher were killed whereas thirty other students were injured…

Three Pakistani soldiers martyred in Indian forces fire at LoC

MUZAFFARABAD: Three Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom in firing by Indian security forces along the Line of Control (LoC), shortly after nine civilians fell prey to the gunfire by Indian troops. Indian border security forces targeted an ambulance carrying victims to a hospital which resulted in death of nine civilians. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pak soldiers befittingly responded to Indian firing and inflicted damage on forces demonstrating aggression from across the border. Firing was…