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[10 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Maqbool Malik in The Nation, March 10th, 2017
ISLAMABAD – Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Thursday warned that addition of Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) in the Council of Common Interest (CCI) could undermine Pakistan’s international position on Kashmir dispute.
Rabbani made these observations in response to a request to the Senate and Chairman for guidance by Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada how to go about bringing AJK and GB into CCI’s fold.
The Senate Chairman also observed and emphasised that the federal government ought to establish …

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[9 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

By MA Mir in The Express Tribune, March 9th, 2017.
MUZAFFARABAD: Despite the tall claims of austerity and self-reliance, the cash-strapped Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government have failed to achieve its revenue collection target.
During a high-level review meeting presided by AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider on Wednesday, secretaries of all government departments shared their respective progress reports.
The meeting was told that the government had collected a paltry Rs8.172 billion till January 2017. This was less than half the target of RsRs18.85 billion set for the ongoing fiscal year. …

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[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in The Nation, February 08, 2017, 7:06 pm
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) police on Wednesday claimed they had arrested three men for allegedly facilitating a suicide attack on a Muharram procession in Muzaffarabad in December 2009, reported local media.
Security reports had revealed a teenage suicide bomber behind the blast that took out at least nine people.
More than 60 people had been left injured in the attack that took place as a small Muharram procession from Neelam Valley’s Mirpura village passed through a security barrier on a street off CMH …

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[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Shabbir Mir in The Express Tribune, Feb 9, 2017
Gilgit: Unidentified assailants on Wednesday opened fire at the house of National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) deputy director in Gilgit-Baltistan.
According to sources, Abdul Majid was asleep when his house in Jutial area was attacked by unidentified assailants. The attack took place around 7:45am. No injuries were reported.
Police officials have registered a case against the unidentified men.
NAB officials have been investigating corruption cases in G-B, but attacking an official is the first incident of its kind.
NAB takes notice of official’s manhandling by accused …

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[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Sheraz Rathore in Daily Times, Feb 9, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Farooq Haider’s claim regarding funding of the Mansehra-Muzaffarabad-Mangla road by China has proved to be false, as the Planning Commission has refuted the claim.
A news item was released by the press secretary to the AJK PM on Tuesday, claiming that China has approved funds for the construction of Mansehra-Muzaffarabad-Mangla road under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and that work would soon start on the highway.
When contacted, a senior officer of the Ministry of Planning …

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[19 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Noor Aftab in The News, November 19, 2015
ISLAMABAD: The top government functionary has directed the concerned authorities to ensure fast-track work on ongoing projects related to multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to match the pace of work being done by the Chinese government on its portion of the project, the sources told The News here on Wednesday.
“At a time when various political groups have again started raising controversies about the CPEC project, the Chinese government wants Pakistan to increase the pace of work to achieve the targets well …

Azad Kashmir, Balochistan, China, Gilgit -Baltistan, Pakistan »

[16 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

With the security cost of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor set to go up by at least 20 percent, China has pledged to support Pakistan in providing security to the corridor. The pledge came as China’s third-ranking military official, General Fen Changlong, led a delegation to visit Pakistan last week. Having met both Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, General Fen expressed the hope of close cooperation to ensure the security and management on the CPEC. Over 200 security-related incidents on the 870-kilometre Balochistan stretch of the …

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[26 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

 By Shabbir Mir in The Express Tribune,Aug 26, 2015
GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved the appointment of a National Accountability Bureau judge for Gilgit-Baltistan. This has sent alarm bells ringing for those who have embezzled from the public exchequer, especially during the previous government in the region.
The establishment of NAB in the region was requested by G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur Rahman after he assumed public office to deal with the corruption cases that surfaced during the previous government.
“The office will be operational as soon as the judge takes charge,” …

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[7 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

By Tariq Naqash in Dawn
MUZAFFARABAD, June 5: An official body dealing with the reconstruction of Muzaffarabad has taken exception to the alleged dumping of earth into River Neelum by a Chinese construction company, something which is being committed with impunity by many other contractors for long notwithstanding its hazardous impact on environment on the one hand and life of Mangla Dam on the other.
When contacted by Dawn on Wednesday, Brig (retired) Shiraz Baig, project director of Muzaffarabad City Development Project (MCDP), confirmed that he had sought explanation from the China …

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[28 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

By Babar Dogar in The News, Apr 28
LAHORE: Former foreign minister Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri has disclosed that the agreement on Kashmir, worked out through back-channel diplomacy, was an interim one, and was subject to review after 15 years.
Talking to The News here on Tuesday in the backdrop of ‘Aman Ki Asha’ – a joint venture of the Jang Group of Pakistan and The Times of India, Khursheed Kasuri claimed the Pakistani and Indian sides at that time had the realisation that in view of the history of Jammu and Kashmir …