Few reports hinted at the possibility of Shariat law being imposed in POK; it has already been implemented in Swat in the heartland of Pakistan.
On, a devastating earthquake measuring.6 on the Richter scale hit the region; AJK is yet to emerge from the colossal damage.
The order was rejected by the political groups in Gilgit-Baltistan, the pro-independence groups, and the pro-Indian groups.
Similarly, the Northern Light Infantry, which mainly comprised men from POK (it was deployed in the Kargil War) is increasingly manned by non-locals as the local people are no longer trusted.People in POK have faced neglect from the Pakistan government for decades and they look up to these groups for help.This paper, attempting to draw future projections for POK, is divided into four sections: (I) identifying and describing the key drivers; (II) envisaging future trends in the key drivers; (III) determining alternative scenarios; and (IV) Prognosis.Pakistan and China have also signed several agreements for building dams in POK, the latest being the MoU for building a dam in Bunji in Astore district.Except these subjects Jammu and Kashmir was free to all its decisions.In the wake of the events of 11 September 2001, when the United States launched a massive hunt for the Al-Qaeda chief loto foot à 7 d'aujourd'hui Osama bin Laden, there were reports that he was in Muzaffarabad, the capital of AJK.Two soldiers of the AJK regiment were reportedly killed and three others injured in the attack.
POK comprises the so-called Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan (earlier named as Northern Areas) and has remained an amorphous entity for six decades now.
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.In 1947, Pakistan's Pashtoon tribals attacked Jammu and Kashmir.President Zia intended to shift the demographic balance of POK in favour of Pakistan, primarily a Sunni state, and the orders to this effect were carried out by Pervez Musharraf in the late 1980s.In this area there are low-grade coal reserves, chalk reserves, bauxite deposits are found.If Gilgit-Baltistan is removed, the area of Azad Kashmir is spread over 13,300 square kilometers (about 3 times of Indian Kashmir) and its population is about 40 lacs.As a case for future scenario building, POK is immensely significant.Very often AJK is described as a constitutional enigma with trappings of a country.
As of 2011, Azad Kashmir's GDP was estimated.2 billion.