Government of Azad Kashmir

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Government of Azad Kashmir
Provincial Government Seal
Provincial Government Flag
Seat of government Muzaffarabad
GovernorSultan Mehmood Chaudhry (President)
Prime MinisterChaudhry Anwar-ul-Haq
Chief SecretaryMuhammad Usman Chachar[1]
Chief MinisterChaudhry Anwar-ul-Haq (Prime Minister)
High CourtHigh Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Chief justice of High CourtSadaqat Hussain Raja[2]
Supreme CourtSupreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Chief justice of Supreme CourtRaja Saeed Akram Khan[3]

The Government of Azad Kashmir (Urdu: حکومت آزاد کشمیر) is the state government which administers one of the territories of Pakistani-administered Kashmir territories of Azad Kashmir. The Azad Kashmir government consists of a president as head of state and a prime minister as chief executive, with the support of a council of ministers. The state assembly is the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly.[4]


The chief executive of the government is the prime minister, who is elected by the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly and is supported by a council of ministers.

Departments and services[edit]

  • Auqaf and Religious Affairs Department[5]
  • AJ&K Board of Revenue[6]
  • Services & General Administration[7]
  • Election Commission
  • Electricity Department[8]
  • Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries Department
  • Food Department[9]
  • Forest Department[10]
  • Finance Department[11]
  • Tourism Department[12]
  • Industries, Commerce and Labour Department[13]
  • Information and Broadcasting Department [14]
  • Information Technology Board[15]
  • Law and Parliamentary Affairs Department[16]
  • Local Government and Rural Development Department[17]
  • Police Department[18]
  • Planning & Development[19]
  • State Disaster Management Authority[20]
  • Transport Authority[21]
  • Bank of Azad Jammu and Kashmir[22]
  • Health Department[23]
  • Agriculture Department[24]
  • Elementary School and Secondary Education Department[25]
  • Ehtesab Bureau (State Accountability Bureau)
  • Power Development Organization
  • Higher Education Department
  • AJ&K Public Service Commission
  • Small Industries Department
  • Public Procurement Regulatory Authority AJK
  • Board of Investment (BoI) AJK
  • Home and Prisons Department
  • Communication and Works Department[26]
  • Mirpur Development Authority(MDA)
  • Development Authority Muzzafarabad (DAM)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) AJK
  • AJK Emergency Services (Rescue 1122)
  • Directorate of Civil Defence AJK
  • Accountant General Office AJK
  • Inland Revenue Services AJK
  • Mineral Resources Department AJK
  • Social Welfare and Women Development Department AJK
  • Human Rights Department AJK
  • Zakat and Ushr Department
  • AJK Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA)
  • AJK Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Mirpur
  • Archeology Department[27]
  • Directorate General Irrigation & Small Dams
  • Livestock and Dairy Development Department[28]
  • Attorney General Office AJK
  • Custodian Evacuee Property Department
  • Mangla Dam Housing Authority
  • AJK Cooperative Societies Department
  • Sports, Youth, and Culture Department


Name Portfolio Party From Constituency
Chaudhry Anwar-ul-Haq Prime Minister PTI April 2023 LA-7 Bhimber-III
Raja Faisal Mumtaz Rathore Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development PPP April 2023 LA-17 Bagh-IV
Waqar Ahmed Noor Services and General Administration PML(N) April 2023 LA-5 Bhimber-I
Sardar Muhammad Hussain Khan Ministry of Population welfare, Irrigation, and Small Dames PTI June 2023 LA-23 Poonch & Sudhnoti-VI
Aamir Abdul Ghaffar Lone Ministry of Environment PPP June 2023 LA-40 Kashmir Valley-I
Sardar Mir Akbar Khan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Dairy Development PTI June 2023 LA-16 Bagh-III
Dewan Ali Khan Chughtai Ministry of Elementary & Secondary Education PTI June 2023 LA-33 Muzaffarabad-VII
Mian Abdul Waheed Ministry of Law , Justice, Human Rights & Parliamentary Affair PPP June 2023 LA-26 Neelum-II
Chaudhry Arshad Hussain Ministry of Electricity and Power PTI June 2023 LA-4 Mirpur-IV
Muhammad Ahmad Raza Qadri Ministry of Religious Affair, Auqaf, Zakat and Ushr PML(N) June 2023 LA-44 Kashmir Valley-V
Chaudhry Muhammad Rasheed Power Development Organization(PDO) PTI June 2023 LA-30 Muzaffarabad-IV
Abdul Majid Khan Ministry of Finance and Cooperative Societies PTI June 2023 LA-45 Kashmir Valley-VI
Raja Muhammad Siddique Ministry of Industry, commerce and labor welfare PML(N) June 2023 LA-39 Jammu and Others-VI
Chaudhary Mohammad Akbar Ibrahim Ministry of Food PTI June 2023 LA-38 Jammu and Others-V
Chaudhry Javed Iqbal Budhanvi Ministry of Rehabilitation PPP June 2023 LA-9 Kotli-II
Syed Bazal Ali Naqvi Ministry of Social welfare & Women development PPP June 2023 LA-28 Muzaffarabad-II
Sardar Muhammad Javed Ministry of Wildlife, Fisheries PPP June 2023 LA-27 Muzaffarabad-I
Sardar Aamir Altaf Khan AJK Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) PML(N) June 2023 LA-19 Poonch & Sudhnoti-II
Azhar Sadiq Ministry of Works & Communication PTI June 2023 LA-1 Mirpur-I
Nisar Ansar Ministry of Health PTI June 2023 LA-13 Kotli-VI
Chaudhry Muhammad Ikhlaq Ministry of Revenue, Stamps, Custodian PTI June 2023 LA-11 Kotli-IV
Muhammad Akmal Sargala Ministry of Forest PTI June 2023 LA-37 Jammu and Others-IV
Zaffar Iqbal Malik Ministry of Higher Education PTI June 2023 LA-8 Kotli-I
Sardar Faheem Akhtar Ministry of Tourism,Archeology & Mineral Resources PTI June 2023 LA-24 Poonch & Sudhnoti-VII
Yasir Sultan Chaudhry Ministry of Physical Planning & Housing PTI June 2023 LA-3 Mirpur-III
Javed Butt Ministry of Transport PTI June 2023 LA-43 Kashmir Valley-IV
Muhammad Asim Shareef Ministry of Sports ,Youth & Culture PTI June 2023 LA-42 Kashmir Valley-III
Amir Yaseen Chaudhry State Disaster Management Authority, Civil Defence, Rescue 1122 PPP June 2023 LA-12 Kotli-V
Chaudhry Qasim Majeed Mangla Dam Housing Authority PPP June 2023 LA-2 Mirpur-II
Sardar Ziaul Qamar Ministry of Information Technology PPP June 2023 LA-15 Bagh-II


The Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly, also known as the AJK Legislative Assembly, is a unicameral legislature of elected representatives. The assembly consists of 41 elected members and eight co-opted members of whom five are women, one is from the Ulama community, one is from Jammu and Kashmir technocrats and other professionals, and one is from Jammu and Kashmir nationals residing abroad.[29]


Supreme Court[edit]

The Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is the highest court of appeals in Azad Kashmir. It consists of a chief justice and two other judges.[30] The number of judges in the supreme Court has been fixed at three by the Azad Kashmir Interim Constitution Act of 1974.

High Court[edit]

The high court of Azad Kashmir, which serves as the court of appeals, has three circuit benches based in Kotli, Mirpur and Rawalakot. [31]

See also[edit]

Chief Election Commissioner for conducting general elections in AJK;

Service Tribunal for adjudicating service issues of civil servants;

Zakat Council for collecting, distributing the zakat system in AJK;

Supreme Judicial Council of AJK;


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