2011 Azad Kashmiri general election

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2011 Azad Kashmir general election

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41 of the 49 seats in the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Chaudhry Abdul Majid Farooq Haider Khan Attique Ahmed Khan
Leader's seat Mirpur-II Muzaffarabad-V Bagh-I
Last election 8 seats Did not contest 27 seats
Seats won 27 11 5
Seat change Increase19 Increase11 Decrease22

  Fourth party
Leader Tahir Khokhar
Party MQM
Leader's seat Jammu and Others-I
Last election 2 seats
Seats won 2
Seat change Steady

Map of Azad Kashmir showing Assembly Constituencies and winning parties

Prime Minister before election

Attique Ahmed Khan

Elected Prime Minister

Chaudhry Abdul Majid

General elections were held in Azad Kashmir on 26 June 2011 to elect the members of ninth assembly of Azad Kashmir.[1]


The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) won 21 seats, Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML(N)) 10, the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (AJKMC) 4, and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) 2. Independent candidates managed to win three seats. All of the three independents later joined the PPP. Elections were postponed in LA-37 Kashmir Valley-II. [2]

After the election, the PPP won three reserved seats for women and one reserved seat each for ulema, technocrats, and overseas. On the other hand, the PML(N) and AJKMC each won a reserved seat for women.[3]


The PPP was able to comfortably elect Chaudhry Abdul Majid as the next Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir. He received 35 votes in the prime ministerial election while his opponent, the PML(N)'s Farooq Haider Khan, received only 11 votes. The new government consisted of the PPP, the AJKMC, and the MQM.[4]


  1. ^ "Azad Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly". Archived from the original on 30 December 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Azad Kashmir Elections 2011". Azad Kashmir News. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  3. ^ Mughal, Roshan (24 July 2011). "Azad Kashmir assembly: PPP secures six reserved seats". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  4. ^ Mughal, Roshan (26 July 2011). "Change of guard: AJK elects Chaudhry Abdul Majeed as PM". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 21 August 2023.