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Governance

Report: The Local Government System in Azad Jammu & Kashmir

Dr. Waqas Ali
This report is an insightful evaluation of the significance, development and challenges to the Local Government system in AJ&K. Tracing a brief history of the Local Bodies functioning, it brings to light the process of evolution, development and finally the devolution of the Local Bodies in AJ&K. It also highlights the consequences of the absence of these democratic structures in AJ&K since 1996 primarily in terms of the weakening of democratic institutions, growing frustration and the vulnerability of the youth to radicalization.

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Azad Jammu Kashmir Constitutional amendment ushers in new era of progress and development

Mirpur | By Altaf Hamid Rao
After the 13th amendment in the Interim Constitution Act 1974 of Azad Jammu Kashmir, a record amount of sixteen billion rupees were collected in the fiscal year 2018-2019 by the Inland Revenue Department of Azad Jammu Kashmir.

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CPDR's work on the governance issues of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is widely citied in the following Dawn's feature written by senior journalist Tariq Naqash based in Muzaffarabad

AJK: Asking for the moon |Tariq Naqash | Aug 09, 2015
After its liberation in October, 1947, the 13,297 sq km territory of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) remained without a proper constitution for over two decades. However, as it draws close to the 68th anniversary of liberation, the region still remains at the crossroads in its struggle for constitutional reforms aimed at empowering the government and institutions for the benefit of the public at large, to which they are answerable and accountable.

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