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What is Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)?
Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) is that part of the Jammu and Kashmir (India) which was invaded by Pakistan in 1947. The region is referred by the United Nations and other international organizations, as ‘Pakistani-controlled Kashmir’ (or Pakistan Administered Kashmir) and it was re-named as ‘Pakistan occupied Jammu-Kashmir’ by the Modi government.
Will the status quo of Pok be affected after its name change?
It is being reported that the status quo of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is likely to be affected following its name change. Muzaffarabad: In a desperate bid to ward off Indian interests, Pakistan has changed the name of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) from ‘Azad Kashmir’ to Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services.
What is ‘Azad Jammu and Kashmir’ in Pakistan?
‘Azad Jammu and Kashmir’ in Pakistan is also called Azad Kashmir. 2. The chief of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is the President while the Prime Minister is the Chief Executive Officer supported by a Council of Ministers.
Will Pok become Pakistan’s 5th Province?
The speculation is rife that Pakistan PM Imran Khan is mulling over integrating PoK, which is legally an Indian territory, to Pakistan by making it the fifth province of the country. While provinces in Pakistan have governors and chief ministers, PoK always had a separate president and a prime minister.
What is the difference between Jammu and Azad Kashmir?
The population of Azad Kashmir is almost entirely Muslim. The people of this region culturally differ from the Kashmiris living in the Kashmir Valley of Jammu and Kashmir, and are closer to the culture of Jammu. Mirpur, Kotli and Bhimber are all old towns of the Jammu region.
Why do we celebrate Azad Kashmir Day in Pakistan?
Azad Kashmir Day is celebrated in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on October 24, which is the day that the Azad Jammu and Kashmir government was created in 1947. Pakistan has celebrated Kashmir Solidarity Day on February 5 of each year since 1990 as a day of protest against India ‘s de facto sovereignty over its State of Jammu and Kashmir.
What is the official language of Azad Kashmir?
The official language of Azad Kashmir is Urdu, while English is used in higher domains. The majority of the population, however, speak dialects of the Pahari-Pothwari language complex.