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What is the status of Azad Jammu Kashmir?
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) is nominally a self-governing state, but ever since the 1949 ceasefire between Indian and Pakistani forces, Pakistan has exercised control over the state without actually incorporating it into Pakistan.
Who is first president of Kashmir?
Sardar Ibrahim Khan
|Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan
|Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan as the 32 years old, first President of Azad Kashmir in 1948
|President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
|In office 25 August 1996 – 25 August 2001
|Abdul Rashid Abbasi (interim)
What is the meaning of Azad Kashmir?
Azad (“Free”) Kashmir, established in 1947 after the partition of India, is neither a province nor an agency of Pakistan but has a government of its own that is regarded by Pakistan as “independent,” even though it is protected by and economically and administratively linked to Pakistan. …
What is the history of Azad Kashmir?
AJ&K History. The Muslims of Azad Jammu and Kashmir started a liberation against India in 1947. As a result of this war, the Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir was established on 24th October, 1947, in the liberated area which is about 5,000 square miles out of total area of 84,471 square miles.
Why is the Kashmir region important?
The region is also home to a plethora of resources such as uranium, gold, oil and natural gas. From a geopolitical standpoint, Kashmir is vital as well. Kashmir serves as a bridge between South Asia and Central Asia. For India, it is the only direct route to Central Asia and through Central Asia to Europe.
Who are the Azad Kashmiris?
Kashmiris in Azad Kashmir are the ethnic Kashmiri people who reside in Azad Kashmir, a territory which constitutes part of Pakistani-administered Kashmir since the end of the First Kashmir War.
Can Pakistan bring Kashmir back to global attention?
Pakistan’s hope is for Kashmir to come back to global focus, not due to any military action on its part but because of its linkage with the Sino-Indian conflict in Ladakh. Pakistan PM Imran Khan. Photo: Reuters
What is Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK)?
Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) forms the left outer ear of the India map — sans lobe. It comprises what the people of Pakistan refer to as Azad Kashmir or AJK, short for Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Now, ears will be tweaked, boxed, pulled — that is their lot.
Why did Kashmiris leave Srinagar to settle in Pakistan?
Many Kashmiris who support their state’s accession to Pakistan or had ties to pro-Pakistani separatist parties left their homes out of fear of persecution, settling on the Pakistani side of the border. Some of them came from places as distant as Srinagar, and intermarried with locals in Azad Kashmir.