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What is the difference between Azad Kashmir and Pakistan?
Pakistan is administering the region as a self-governing territory rather than incorporating it in the federation since the UN-mandated ceasefire. Azad Kashmir has its own elected President, Prime Minister, Legislative Assembly, High Court, with Azam Khan as its present chief justice, and official flag.
What are the biggest industries in Azad Kashmir?
Agriculture is a major part of Azad Kashmir’s economy. Low-lying areas that have high populations grow crops like barley, mangoes, millet, corn (maize), and wheat, and also raise cattle.
What type of government does Azad Jammu and Kashmir have?
Government. Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) is a self-governing state under Pakistani control, but under Pakistan’s constitution the state is informally part of the country. Pakistan is administering the region as a self-governing territory rather than incorporating it in the federation since the UN-mandated ceasefire.
What type of plate boundary is northern Azad Kashmir?
Northern Azad Kashmir lies in a region that experiences strong vibrations of the earth as a result of the Indian plate under thrusting the Eurasian plate. A major earthquake in 2005 killed at least 100,000 people and left another three million people displaced, causing widespread devastation to the region’s infrastructure and economy.
Where are Pahari people found in Azad Kashmir?
They are found all over Azad Kashmir; some are recent immigrants from the Kashmir valley. There are old established communities in Mirpur and Kotli, descendants of Kashmiri immigrants who left the Kashmir valley in the 18th and 19th centuries. The newer immigants speak Kashmiri, while the old established families are Pahari-speaking.
How was Kashmir divided between India and Pakistan?
Following the 1949 cease-fire agreement with India, the government of Pakistan divided the northern and western parts of Kashmir that it occupied at the time of cease-fire into the following two separately-controlled political entities: