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Government of Azad Kashmir Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Azad_Kashmir

Government of Azad Kashmir
AzadKashmirSeal.png
Provincial Government Seal
Flag of Azad Kashmir.svg
Provincial Government Flag
Seat of GovernmentMuzaffarabad
Legislature
Assembly
SpeakerAnwar-ul-Haq
Members in Assembly53
Executive
Chief SecretaryMuhammad Usman Chachar[1]
Judiciary
High CourtHigh Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Chief JusticeSadaqat Hussain Raja[2]
Supreme CourtSupreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Chief JusticeRaja Saeed Akram Khan[3]

The Government of Azad Kashmir (Urdu: حکومت آزاد کشمیر) is the state government which administers one of the territories of Pakistani-administered Kashmir territories of Azad Kashmir. The Azad Kashmir government consists of a president as head of state and a prime minister as chief executive, with the support of a council of ministers. The state assembly is the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly.[4]

Executive[edit]

The chief executive of the government is the prime minister, who is elected by the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly and is supported by a council of ministers.

Departments and services[edit]

Legislature[edit]

The Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly, also known as the AJK Legislative Assembly, is a unicameral legislature of elected representatives. The assembly consists of 41 elected members and eight co-opted members of whom five are women, one is from the Ulama community, one is from Jammu and Kashmir technocrats and other professionals, and one is from Jammu and Kashmir nationals residing abroad.[26]

Judiciary[edit]

Supreme Court[edit]

The supreme court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is the highest court of appeals in Azad Kashmir. It consists of a chief justice and two other judges.[27] The number of judges in the supreme Court has been fixed at three by the Azad Kashmir Interim Constitution Act of 1974.

High Court[edit]

The high court of Azad Kashmir, which serves as the court of appeals, has three circuit benches based in Kotli, Mirpur and Rawalakot. [28]

See also[edit]

Chief Election Commissioner for conducting general elections in AJK;

Service Tribunal for adjudicating service issues of civil servants;

Zakat Council for collecting, distributing the zakat system in AJK;

Supreme Judicial Council of AJK;

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Usman Chachar Named New AJK Chief Secretary".
  2. ^ "AJK High Court judges sworn in". Dawn (newspaper). 9 January 2022. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  3. ^ "AJK govt told to hold LB polls by August next year". Dawn (newspaper). 22 December 2021. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Home". Government of Azad Kashmir. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
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  11. ^ "AJK-Finance Department". www.financeajk.gok.pk.
  12. ^ http://www.ajktourism.gov.pk/en/
  13. ^ "AJ&K Portal". ajk.gov.pk.
  14. ^ "AJ&K Portal". ajk.gov.pk.
  15. ^ "Information Technology Board". www.itb.ajk.gov.pk.
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  17. ^ "AJ&K Portal". ajk.gov.pk.
  18. ^ http://ajk.gov.pk/dptPolice.php
  19. ^ "AJ&K Portal". ajk.gov.pk.
  20. ^ "State Disaster Management Authority". sdmagok.pk.
  21. ^ "AJ&K Portal". ajk.gov.pk.
  22. ^ "Bank of Azad Jammu & Kashmir". bankajk.com.
  23. ^ "AJ&K Portal". ajk.gov.pk.
  24. ^ "AJ&K Portal". ajk.gov.pk.
  25. ^ "AJ&K Portal". ajk.gov.pk.
  26. ^ "Azad Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly". www.ajkassembly.gok.pk. Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  27. ^ "Introduction". ajksupremecourt.gok.pk.
  28. ^ "ESTABLISHMENT OF HIGH COURT". www.ajkhighcourt.gok.pk.

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