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AJK’s discontent over water resources

03 March 2019 | Ershad Mahmud
Mirpur’s drinking water and other issues related to hydropower projects such as Neelum-Jhelum and Kohala merit an urgent intervention by the federal government.

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Professors from Massachusetts University suggests people to people contacts and exchange programs to improve Pakistan’s image

08 February 2019 | Islamabad
Center for Peace, Development and Reforms (CPDR), hosted a group of Professors from the University of Massachusetts here in Islamabad. The event was attended by people from cross section of the society including political activists, journalists, youth leaders and academicians.

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Designed to fail

23 December 2018 | Ershad Mahmud
Sustained street protests by people in AJK have brought the CPEC-funded Kohala Hydro Power Project to a grinding halt People in Muzaffarabad, capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, have taken to the streets for the last few months and are running a sustained protest campaign against 1124 MW Kohala Hydro Power Project, seeking drastic changes in its design.

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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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