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E-petition: Empowering Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJ&K)

In May 2014, CPDR initiated an E-petition aimed to moblise public opinion in favor of the constitutional reforms. The petition generated huge interest among the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. 1259 citizens of AJK signed this petition, including sitting ministers, government officials, politicians, students, lawyers and activists living all over the world.

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Empowering Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJ&K)

Centre for Peace, Development and Reforms (CPDR) AJK

We, the undersigned, call upon the respective governments of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) to take immediate steps to devolve and transfer the executive, legislative and financial powers of the Azad Jammu & Kashmir Council to AJ&K Legislative Assembly and the government of AJ&K to establish its character as a responsive, representative, accountable and participatory democracy.

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Petition update - Roundtable discussion: Call for empowerment of AJK's democratic institutions

Centre for Peace, Development and Reforms (CPDR) AJK

MIRPUR:
Participants at a roundtable discussion on Monday called for a transparent and a more effective autonomous democratic system of governance in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

Stressing the need for slashing the executive powers enjoyed by the AJK Council under the 1974 act, speakers during the day-long roundtable demanded that an amendment bill be presented before the AJK Legislative Assembly to empower the local government and ensure socio-economic development.

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Petition update - 1,170 AJK signatories for amending constitution

Centre for Peace, Development and Reforms (CPDR) AJK

MIRPUR (AJK): As many as 1,170 people representing all segments of the society have signed a petition seeking early amendments in the interim constitution of Azad Jammu & Kashmir to ensure more empowerment of AJK government.

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