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June 19, 2017 4:03 AM Legislators in AJK want development funds monitored

MUZAFFARABAD: A general debate on the budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly (AJKLA) continued on Sunday despite being a holiday as the House put the rule in abeyance to conclude it before the Eidul Fitr holidays. The legislative Assembly met at lodging hall on second consecutive day with speaker Shah Ghulam 6

June 15, 2017 4:51 AM Budget 2017-18: AJK presents Rs85b budget today

MUZAFFARABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) is set to present a Rs85 billion, a tax-free budget for the fiscal year 2017-18. This would see an increase in 15 per cent from the Rs73.5 billion budget for 2016-17. Finance Minister Dr Najeeb Naqi is expected to present the budget in the Legislative Assembly 8

June 11, 2017 2:03 AM Justice Saeed Ikram takes oath as AJK SC Acting Chief Justice

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Supreme Court senior judge Raja Saeed Ikram Khan Sunday took oath as acting Chief Justice of the apex court. The oath was administered by AJK President Sardar Masood Ahmed Khan here at Kashmir House. Legislative Assembly Speaker Shah Ghulam Qadir, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Supreme Court Judge Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mughal, Chief 1

June 10, 2017 12:00 AM Northern half to receive more rains in June

LAHORE: Humid weather prevailed in the city after scattered but heavy rain early Friday while Met office predicted more scattered rains in the city during the next 24 hours. Met officials said a westerly wave is still affecting upper and central parts of the country and likely to persist during next two to three days. They predicted that hot and dry weather 5

June 4, 2017 2:00 AM 5 Indian troops killed in LoC retaliatory attack

MIRPUR/Islamabad - Pakistani troops yesterday retaliated to Indian firing at civilian areas in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, destroying a number of enemy bunkers and killing five Indian soldiers. India denied the claims and alleged Pakistani troops of igniting exchange of fire at the de facto border, LoC. The two nuclear neighbours accuse each other of repeatedly 1

June 2, 2017 11:46 PM PTCL: CharJi LTE launched in Azad Kashmir

PTCL, Pakistan’s largest ICT and Broadband service provider has launched its ultra-high speed Charji LTE service in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK). With this launch, PTCL becomes the first operator offering Charji LTE services in the region. In addition to AJK, PTCL Charji LTE is already available in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Faisalabad 4

May 29, 2017 5:06 AM President AJK says India’s objections to CPEC are fake

MIRPUR: President Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Masood Khan dismissed India’s objections to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as fake and disingenuous. The AJK president debunked India’s objections to CPEC while addressing a one-day international seminar on ‘Belt and Road Initiative: CPEC and regional integration’ organised by The Institute 1

May 27, 2017 6:34 AM 'India won’t allow IoK to be part of CPEC'

ISLAMABAD: With the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor continuing to be built, the president of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has raised questions over Indian concerns over the project. Addressing a one-day international seminar on the ‘’ Belt and Road Initiative: CPEC and regional integration”, organised by the Institute of International 2 1

May 26, 2017 3:24 PM OBOR help to develop backward areas: Masood

ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu Kashmir President Masood Khan has said that the Chinese initiative of One Belt One Road (OBOR) will help develop backward areas and bring them into the national mainstream. Addressing a seminar in Islamabad on Friday, he said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is an important component of the One Belt One Road initiative 1

May 25, 2017 9:36 PM Finance Minister to present Rs 4.8 trillion national budget today

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar will present the fifth Federal Budget of the ruling democratic dispensation with an estimated outlay of Rs 4.8 trillion for the fiscal year 2017-18, today. The National Assembly, already in session since May 23, will meet at the Parliament House on Friday at 1600 hours, after a daybreak, for the presentation 3