Azad Jammu and Kashmir, curtailed as AJK and generally known as Azad Kashmir, is an ostensibly self governing polity regulated by Pakistan. The region lies west of the Indian-regulated territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and was already part of the previous regal stateof Jammu and Kashmir, which stopped to exist because of the main Kashmir war battled amongst India and Pakistan in 1947.
Azad Kashmir is a piece of the more prominent Kashmir locale, which is the subject of a long running clash amongst Pakistan and India. The region imparts an outskirt to Gilgit-Baltistan, together with which it is alluded to by the United Nations and other global associations as “Pakistan-directed Kashmir”. Azad Kashmir is one-6th of the measure of Gilgit-Baltistan. The domain likewise fringes Pakistan’s Punjab area toward the south and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region toward the west. Toward the east, Azad Kashmir is isolated from the Indian-managed province of Jammu and Kashmir by the Line of Control, the true fringe amongst India and Pakistan. Azad Kashmir has an aggregate region of 13,297 square kilometers , with an expected populace of around 4.6 million individuals.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) is a self-overseeing state under Pakistani control, yet under Pakistan’s constitutionthe state is casually part of the nation. Pakistan is managing the area as a self-representing an area instead of fusing it in the organization since the UN-ordered ceasefire. Azad Kashmir has its own particular electedPresident, Prime Minister, Legislative Assembly, High Court, with Azam Khan as its present boss equity, and authority signal.
The state is officially isolated into three divisions which, thusly, are separated into ten areas.
|Mirpur||Mirpur||2,310||754,482||New Mirpur City|
|Jhelum Valley||854||251,000||Jhelum Valley|
|Haveli||600 (est.)||150,000 (est.)||Forward Kahuta|
|AJK Total||10 districts||13,297||4,567,982||Muzaffarabad|
Topography and atmosphere
The northern piece of Azad Jammu and Kashmir incorporates the lower some portion of the Himalayas, including Jamgarh Peak (15,531 feet ). Be that as it may, Sarwali top in the Neelum Valley is the most astounding crest in the state. Fertile, green, rocky valleys are normal for Azad Kashmir’s geology, making it a standout amongst the most wonderful areas on the subcontinent.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir has a completely Muslim populace. Most inhabitants of the district are not ethnic Kashmiris. The larger part of individuals in Azad Kashmir are ethnically Punjabi. While Urdu is the official dialect of the locale, different dialects normally talked are Pahari, Gojri andPotohari.
The way of life of Azad Kashmir has numerous likenesses to that of northern Punjabi (Potohar) culture in Punjabprovince. The locals of Azad Kashmir communicate in Urdu, Potwari, and the Pahari dialects. The Kashmiri dialect is talked by barely 5% of Azad Kashmir’s populace as per Kashmiri columnist Shujaat Bukhari. Professor Khawaja Abdul Rehman states that the Kashmiri dialect is very nearly ceasing to exist in the Neelam Valley.
The customary dress of the ladies is the shalwar kameez in Pahari style. The shalwar kameez is usually worn by the two people. Ladies utilize shawl to cover their head and abdominal area.