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Explained: PoK and Gilgit Baltistan, parts of J&K under Pak occupation

Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is an area of 13,297 sq km, which was under the control of the Pakistani forces when the ceasefire line came into effect on January 1, 1949.

Pakistan evacuates 50 Chinese nationals in PoK due to continuous firing near LoC

The Chinese men were working on a dam being constructed in PoK along the confluence of the Neelam and Jhelum rivers when the firing pushed authorities to move the workers late on Tuesday, Akhtar Ayub from the local disaster management authority was quoted as saying by the Dawn News.


Cross-border travel suspended as tension grips LoC in Jammu & Kashmir

The trade and travel between the divided families of Jammu and Kashmir and PoK through Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point in Poonch had begun in 2006. It was considered a major confidence-building exercise between India and Pakistan.

Pakistan announces hydropower project worth $1.5bn in PoK

The project is expected to be completed within six years.

Delhi HC disposes plea seeking action against Farooq Abdullah for remarks on PoK

The plea, filed by Delhi-based Maulana Ansar Raza who claimed to be a social activist, had sought “immediate investigation” and “arrest” of Farooq Abdullah alleging that he favoured Pakistan and insulted India.

No one can stop India if it tries to take back PoK: Hansraj Ahir

National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, who recently stirred the Kashmir pot with his “PoK belongs to Pak” comment, on Wednesday said Pakistanis “are not weak and are not wearing bangles. They too have atom bomb. Before we think about war, we should think how we will live as humans.”


Pakistan not wearing bangles to let India take PoK: Former J-K CM Farooq Abdullah

Farooq Abdullah had raked up controversy last week when he said that PoK belongs to Pakistan and it won't change even if the two countries fight wars against each other.

Those talking about independent Kashmir should go to Pakistan, says VHP leader Pravin Togadia

"'Padmawati' was a great queen, why should people protest against the movie based on her life? It's the responsibility of the Censor Board. It should take a stand and shouldn't allow the movie to be released," VHP leader Pravin Togadia said.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi flays Farooq Abdullah over PoK remark

"Farooq Abdullah saab bujurg vyakti hain, kabhi kabhi behki baatein karate hain (Abdullah is a senior leader, but he talks irrationally sometimes)," Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters in response to a question.

China to speed up construction of power project in PoK; will ties with India be hit again?

Karot Hydropower Project: "With China's support and assistance, Pakistan's power shortage will very likely be solved by 2025, which means a main obstacle to Pakistan's economic development will be removed," Hu said.

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India gives a strong response to Pakistan PM Imran Khan's tweet on Kashmir

On Monday, India came out strongly against Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tweet condemning the “killings of civilians in Kashmir”. Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs responded saying Khan should first address Pakistan’s own issues.