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The following patwar circles of Mirpur Tehsil:


List of PPP candidates in AJK elections 2011


Attique predicts MC landslide in AJK polls

MIRPUR (AJK) - AJK Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan has said that a landslide electoral victory of his Muslim Conference is keenly awaited by the people of Azad Jammu Kashmir as well as Pakistan-based Jammu & Kashmir refugees.“The MC will emerge as the single majority party in the scheduled June 26 AJK Legislative Assembly elections for 41 seats of the legislature and form the next government in AJK as well,” Attique said while addressing a mammoth gathering of the citizens of Mirpur held in connection with the election campaign of Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf the party’s candidate in the elections from Mirpur city LA-III here the other night.


AJK polls: CNIC punching decision withdrawn

MUZAFFARABAD, June 16: The AJK Election Commission has withdrawn its earlier decision to punch a small hole in the computerised national identity cards (CNIC) of voters due to some ‘unavoidable reasons’, raising fears of double polling by thousands of people who have got themselves enlisted at more than one place.According to an amended law, production of CNIC is a must for the voter to obtain his/her ballot paper and the EC had initially announced that it would use special machines to punch a (small) hole in the CNIC in order to foil double voting.However, the commission retracted its announcement the other day on the grounds that it was impracticable for two reasons: firstly, the punching machines were not available in Pakistan and secondly a big majority of electorate had serious reservations against getting their CNIC punched.


Don’t interfere in AJK polls, Pak govt, politicians warned

SIALKOT - Socio-political circles and refugees settled in various parts of Sialkot have strongly apposed the interference of government and Pakistani political parties in the forthcoming general elections of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.“Political parties and government have no right to poke their nose in internal political affairs of AJK as well as to patronise the turncoats by Pakistani political parties,” they said. “It is very unfortunate that some top leaders including the Punjab Governor and ministers openly seeking support and bagging vote for the candidates nominated by the PPP contesting from Pakistan. Why they are active in AJK elections?” they questioned.


JUI-MC alliance to bring positive results in AJK polls

ISLAMABAD - A candidate of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI), Azad Jammu and Kashmir AJK, on Wednesday withdrew on LA-35 (Jammu-IV from Rawalpindi, Attock and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) in favour of Sardar Abdul Razzaq, Muslim Conference candidate, while six independent candidates withdrew in favour of Raja Siddique, candidate of PML-N in the same constituency.


JKPP sets education top priority

ISLAMABAD - Jammu Kashmir People’s Party (JK-PP) headed by Sardar Khalid Ibrahim is contesting elections in AJK on the basis of five-point manifesto.While talking to TheNation, JK-PP Secretary General Dr Kaleem said that real issues being faced by the Kashmiri people had been taken as priority in the manifesto. 


Bus crash kills 14 children in Azad Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD (June 10) : At least 14 children were killed and three others wounded when the bus taking them to school plunged into a canal in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Friday, an official said. Assistant Commissioner Bhimber Ali Asghar said the accident took place in Head Ali Baig town of AJK.


AJK presents Rs44.55 bn tax-free deficit budget

MUZAFFARABAD: The Azad Kashmir government announced Monday an overall consolidated tax-free budget of Rs44.55 billion for the fiscal year 2011-12 with a development outlay of over Rs8.28 billion and a deficit of 5.06 billion.Azad Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rasheed Abbasi presented the budget in the AJK Legislative Assembly as the last budget of this government since the general elections in AJK are scheduled to be held on June 26.


PPP, PML-Q decide to extend alliance to Azad Kashmir polls

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to bring a paradigm shift in the politics of the AJK region, particularly in the upcoming elections in Azad Kashmir, the PPP and PML-Q Wednesday decided to extend their coalition to Azad Jammu and Kashmir, agreeing to support each other’s candidates in the elections.


AJK elections: KLP jumps into fray

Kashmir Labour Party (KLP) will take part in the forthcoming general election of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly scheduled for June 26, said a press release of the party here on Sunday.


AJK PM addresses Kashmir conf, invites Manmohan to Muzaffarabad

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AJK PM receives Prime Minister of Pakistan at Muzaffarabad.

MUZAFFARABAD: Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has cautioned that there existed no other option than “reaching a peaceful solution to the Kashmir dispute” as both Pakistan and India were nuclear powers in the same neighborhood of South Asia.


AJK BISE warns of punitive action

MIRPUR (AJK) - Azad Jammu Kashmir Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education has warned all the unregistered private-sector educational institutions (including schools and colleges) to get their institutions registered with the board immediately or be ready for punitive action in accordance with the relevant law, official sources said.


‘Mango politics’ ahead of AJK polls

SIALKOT - The “mango politics” are on its peak by the candidates ahead of the coming elections of AJK Legislative Assembly. The candidates were busy in holding the mango parties or sending the political “gifts” of the mangoes to lure their voters and supporters as well here. The candidates have geared up their election campaign in different constituencies located in Sialkot district for the elections of Azad Jammu & Kashmir legislative Assembly after depositing their nomination papers, in this regard.


Muslim Conference, JUI (F) join hand in AJK elections

ISLAMABAD, May 31 (APP) - All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference and AJK Jamiat Ulama Islam (F) forged alliance for AJK elections of Legislative Assembly being held on June 26. Addressing a press conference here Tuesday, AJK Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmad Khan said this alliance was the long cherished desire of JUI-F’s chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rahman and himself as well. The AJK Prime Minister pinned high hopes on Muslim Conference and JUI (F)’s alliance to be instrumental in wielding interfaith harmony, political stability as well as positive impacts on both sides of the divide.


Muslim Conference to support PPP AJK chief in elections

MIRPUR (AJK), June 1 (APP): The incumbent ruling All Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference have categorically announced its unflinching support to the PPP’s candidate Ch. Abdul Majeed in the upcoming elections in his electoral constituency, Mirpur LA-II (Islamgarh Chakswari). This was revealed by the top Muslim Conference (MC) leader Raja Nijabat Hussain while addressing a news conference at Kashmir Press Club here Wednesday.


Tourism season at peak in Northern Areas

Islamabad—Tourism season is at peak in Northern Areas of the country and will remain till September. Arrival of tourists is getting momentum from various cities of the country to enjoy their summer holidays in hilly areas. While Murree, Aubyia, Nathiagali, Azad Kashmir, Kaghan, Swat, Chitral, Gilgit, Hunza and Skardu, where the weather is pleasant the air is fresh, the valleys are green and the river waters are refreshingly cool.


APHC leader lauds Altaf’s stance over Kashmir issue

KARACHI: The representative of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) of occupied Kashmir Aga Hassan Badgami has said that Muttahid aQaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain had adopted a principled stand concerning the struggle of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination.


Rulers have still not learnt any lessons from two vital issues: Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: PML-N head Mian Nawaz Sharif has expressed his great disappointment, that rulers had still not learnt any lessons from two very serious major issues of American incursion in Abbottabad and attack on PNS Mehran.Addressing a meeting of PML-N ticket holders for legislative Assembly of Jammu/Azad Kashmir on Friday, he warned the rulers to mend their ways, which were not conducive for good-governance and ruling ethics.


Parties gearing up for electoral alliances

MIRPUR (AJK) - With the announcement of schedule for general elections in Azad Jammu Kashmir, the electioneering by the intending contestants including independent candidates and political parties as well as the general public including supporters is swiftly gaining momentum across the state.


Unicef opens 16 schools in Azad Kashmir

Published: May 26, 2011
EU funded project aims to rehabilitate and modernise education system.
Unicef formally opened 16 new primary schools in a ceremony in Muzaffarabad on Wednesday, as part of an ambitious program to construct almost 700 schools following the devastating 2005 earthquake.


PM Gilani meets Azad Kashmir business magnet

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has met the business magnet from Azad Kashmir, Nadeem Azad Khan.