Surprising Facts About Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) That They Called Azad Kashmir

Surprising Facts About Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) That They Called Azad Kashmir
Surprising Facts About Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) That They Called Azad Kashmir

Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) is called Azad Kashmir in Pakistan. This topic has been an apple of discord between India and Pakistan since 1947. In this article, we have explained many interesting facts related to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir; such as the means of livelihood of the people here, judiciary, population, area, language and economic situation etc.

  1. The POK is administratively divided into two parts, which are called Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan in official languages. ‘Azad Jammu and Kashmir’ in Pakistan is also called Azad Kashmir.
  2. The chief of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is the President while the Prime Minister is the Chief Executive Officer supported by a Council of Ministers.
  3. Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) claims its self-governing assembly, but the fact is that it works under the control of Pakistan.
  4. Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is that part of the Jammu and Kashmir state of India which was invaded by Pakistan in 1947.

  5. Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) is a part of the original Kashmir, whose borders touches to Pakistan area of Punjab, Northwest, Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan, Xinjiang region of China and east of Indian Kashmir.
  6. If Gilgit-Baltistan is removed, the area of Azad Kashmir is spread over 13,300 square kilometres (about 3 times of Indian Kashmir) and its population is about 40 lacs.
  7. Azad Kashmir’s capital is Muzaffarabad and it has 8 districts, 19 Tehsils and 182 federal councils.
  8. In the southern part of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, there are 8 districts: Mirpur, Bhimbar, Kotli, Muzaffarabad, Bagh, Neelam, Rawalakot and Sudhanoti.
  9. A part of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s Hunza-Gilgit, the Shaksgam Valley, region of Raksam and Baltistan was handed over to China by Pakistan in 1963. This area is called a ceded area or Trans-Karakoram Tract.
  10. 10.People of POK mainly cultivate and the main source of income are; maize, wheat, forestry, and livestock income.

  11. In this area there are low-grade coal reserves, chalk reserves, bauxite deposits are found. Making of inscribed wooden items, textiles and carpets are main products of industries located in these areas.
  12. The agricultural products in this area include mushrooms, honey, walnuts, apples, cherries, medicinal herbs and plants, resin, maple and burning wood.
  13. There is a shortage of schools and colleges in this region, but fortunately, this region has 72% literacy rate.
  14. Languages like Pashto, Urdu, Kashmiri and Punjabi are spoken prominently here.
  15. Pak Occupied Kashmir (POK) also has its own Supreme Court and High Court.



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