President of Azad Kashmir

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President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
صدر آزاد جموں و کشمیر
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Incumbent
Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry

since 25 August 2021
SeatMuzaffarabad
AppointerAzad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly
Term length5 years
Formation24 October 1947
First holderSardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Pakistan-administered state of Azad Kashmir was officially established on 24 October 1947. The president is the constitutional head while the prime minister is the chief executive of the state. The president elected by the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly for term of 5 years under the provisions of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (Interim Constitution) Act, 1974.[1]

List of presidents[edit]

The following individuals have served as president of Azad Kashmir.[2][3]

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan 24 October 1947 12 May 1950 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
2 Col. Syed Ali Ahmed Shah 13 May 1950 4 Dec 1951 Military
3 Mirwaiz Yusuf Shah (MIR WAIZ MULANA MUHAMMAD YOUSAF SHAH) 5 Dec 1951 20 May 1952 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
[A] Raja Muhammad Haydar Khan (interim) 18 May 1952 21 Jun 1952 -
4 Colonel Sher Ahmed Khan 21 Jun 1952 30 May 1956 Military
5 Mirwaiz Yusuf Shah 30 May 1956 8 Sep 1956 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
6 Sardar Mohammad Abdul Qayyum Khan 8 Sep 1956 13 Apr 1957 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
7 Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan 13 Apr 1957 30 Apr 1959 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
8 Khurshid Hasan Khurshid (First Elected President) 1 May 1959 7 Aug 1964 Jammu and Kashmir Liberation League
9 Abdul Hamid Khan 7 Aug 1964 7 Oct 1969 -
10 Brigadier Abdul Rahman Khan (interim) 7 Oct 1969 30 Oct 1970 Military
11 Sardar Mohammad Abdul Qayyum Khan 30 Oct 1970 16 Apr 1975 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
12 Sheikh Manzar Masaud (interim) 16 Apr 1975 5 Jun 1975
13 Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan 5 Jun 1975 30 Oct 1978 Azad Muslim Conference
14 Major General Muhammad Hayat Khan 30 Oct 1978 1 Feb 1983 Military
15 Major General Abdul Rahman Khan 1 Feb 1983 1 Oct 1985 Military
16 Sardar Mohammad Abdul Qayyum Khan 1 Oct 1985 20 Jul 1991 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
17 Sahibzada Muhammad Ishaq Zaffar 20 Jul 1991 29 Jul 1991 Pakistan Peoples Party
18 Abdul Rashid Abbasi (interim) 29 Jul 1991 12 Aug 1991 -
19 Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan 12 Aug 1991 12 May 1996 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
20 Abdul Rashid Abbasi (interim) 12 May 1996 22 May 1996 -
21 Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan 23 May 1996 11 Aug 1996 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
23 Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan 25 Aug 1996 25 Aug 2001 Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party
24 Sardar Muhammad Anwar Khan 25 Aug 2001 25 Aug 2006 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
25 Raja Muhammad Zulqarnain Khan 25 Aug 2006 25 Aug 2011 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
26 Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan 25 Aug 2011 25 Aug 2016 Pakistan Peoples Party
27 Masood Khan 25 Aug 2016 25 Aug 2021 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
28 Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry 25 Aug 2021[4] Present Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://ajk.gov.pk/president.php
  2. ^ World Statesmen: Azad Kashmir
  3. ^ "Official Website of the Planning and Development Department of the Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir". Archived from the original on 5 April 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
  4. ^ "PTI's Barrister Sultan Mahmood elected AJK president". Dawn (newspaper). 25 August 2021.

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