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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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Signs of permanent alienation; a case of Kashmiri youth

22 March 2018 | Qaiser Khan
A total of 14 Kashmiris have been killed in past one week on the Line of Control (LoC) and Kashmir Valley. An unprecedented upsurge in violence has been witnessed in last two years where hundreds of youth have joined the militant ranks. According to reports of Jammu and Kashmir police, 363 militants, majority of them Kashmiris are active in the valley and this is the highest number in last ten years.

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Kashmiris petition Pak, India PMs to cease fire, hold talks

ISLAMABAD: As body bags are collected almost on a daily basis on both sides of the Line of Control, with no chance of return of 2003 ceasefire agreement, over 130 eminent citizens of the divided State of Jammu and Kashmir have through a calling attention petition urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to cease fire along the LoC and talk out the Kashmir issue by including all the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

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The beginning of new era

25 Feb 2018 | Ershad Mahmud
A long-awaited dream to revive old Silk routes and empower the people of Gilgit-Baltistan is about to come trueBy Ershad Mahmud.

In a landmark decision, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has reportedly decided to abolish the Gilgit-Baltistan Council and an official announcement for the upcoming setup is expected soon.

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Evolving process of RSD in PaK

20 Feb 2018 | Sardar Qaiser Khan
Thread of RSD, tied across three regions of erstwhile State of Jammu Kashmir has now untied itself in PaK

In an historical development of late, it was reported that Prime Minister of Pakistan and his cabinet have finally recognized the overwhelming public demand of Kashmir Council’s abolition and return of all subjects to the elected assembly of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK).

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