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Line that knows No Control

04 November 2018 | Ershad Mahmud
Poonch has been divided between India and Pakistan for the last seven decades but a yearning for togetherness is fast growing among the communities on both sides of the barbed-wire fence. A personal journey from Poonch to other parts of Kashmir.

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Devolution of power in AJK

10 June 2018 | Ershad Mahmud
The promulgation of Jammu and Kashmir Interim Constitution Act, 1974 on June 1, 2018 enables the government in Muzaffarabad to take major economic decisions and is being widely celebrated.

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Ceasefire in Kashmir

The Indian government has finally instructed its forces to halt military operations in Kashmir and observe a ceasefire during the month of Ramazan, which is a welcome development. A unilateral ceasefire was previously announced during the Vajpayee government in 2000, but it was short-lived.

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Study on divided families of Kashmir launched amidst sobs and tears

15 May 2018 | Islamabad
Amidst sobs, tears and nostalgic reverberations; a study on divided families of Jammu & Kashmir titled ‘Tales of Separation and Reunion’ was launched here in Islamabad yesterday.

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Power, projects and promises

22 April 2018 | Ershad Mahmud
Finally, the 969-MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project (NJHEP), which is one of the largest public sector power projects in Pakistan, has begun supplying electricity to the national grid. The run-of-the-river project located in the picturesque Neelum Valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 200 kilometres northeast of Islamabad, has been built by a Chinese company. Amazingly, 90 per cent of 68 kilometre long tunnels have been constructed underground in the mountainous region which is considered a wonder of engineering.

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CPDR launches "Tales of Separation and Reunion" by Qaiser Khan

2nd April 2018 | Rawalakot
In the backdrop of divisive rhetoric over the Kashmir issue and the circumstances of the people affected by it, nearly 40 eminent journalists, civil society activists, politicians, lawyers and young leaders got together in Rawalakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir to launch a study entitled “Tales of Separation and Reunion”.

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