Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir

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Prime Minister of Azad Jammu & Kashmir
وزِیرِ اعظم آزاد جموں و کشمیر
Chaudhry Anwar-ul-Haq
since 20 April 2023
Government of Azad Kashmir
TypeHead of government
AbbreviationPM AJK
Member of
Reports to
ResidencePrime Minister House, Domail Muzaffarabad, 13100
SeatPrime Minister Secretariat, Muzaffarabad
NominatorElection Commission of Azad Kashmir through General Elections: by a Convention that is held in the Legislative Assembly, based on appointee's ability to command confidence among the majority of the members.
AppointerPresident of Azad Kashmir
Term length5 years; renewable
Constituting instrumentInterim Constitution of Azad Kashmir
PrecursorPrime Minister of the Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir
Inaugural holderAbdul Hamid Khan
Formation5 July 1975; 48 years ago
DeputyNo fixed position; however held by Speaker of Legislative Assembly in Prime Minister's absence

The prime minister of Azad Kashmir (Urdu: وزِیرِ اعظم آزاد کشمیر, romanized: Wazīr ē Aʿẓam lit. 'Grand Vizier', Urdu pronunciation: [ʋəˈziːr-ˌeː ˈɑː.zəm]) is the chief executive of Azad Jammu and Kashmir region of Pakistan. The title of Prime Minister symbolizes the nominal[2] independence of Azad Kashmir. The prime minister heads the Council of Ministers, who are members of the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly, the PM too is elected by the AJK Legislative Assembly which is directly elected by the people.[3][4]

List of prime ministers[edit]

# Portrait Name Took office Left office Party
1 Abdul Hamid Khan 5 July 1975 31 August 1977 Pakistan Peoples Party
2 Sardar Sikandar Hayat 17 June 1985 28 June 1990 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
3 Raja Mumtaz Hussain 29 June 1990 5 July 1991 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
4 Sardar Abdul Qayyum 29 July 1991 29 July 1996 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
5 Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry 30 July 1996 24 July 2001 Pakistan Peoples Party
6 Sardar Sikandar Hayat 25 July 2001 23 July 2006 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
7 Sardar Attique Ahmed 24 July 2006 6 January 2009 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
8 Sardar Yaqoob Khan 7 January 2009 22 October 2009 Pakistan Peoples Party
9 Raja Farooq Haider 23 October 2009 29 July 2010 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
10 Sardar Attique Ahmed 29 July 2010 26 July 2011 All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
11 Chaudhry Abdul Majeed 26 July 2011 30 July 2016 Pakistan Peoples Party
12 Raja Farooq Haider 31 July 2016 30 July 2021 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
13 Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi 4 August 2021 14 April 2022 Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf
14 Sardar Tanveer Ilyas 18 April 2022 11 April 2023 Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf
15 Chaudhry Anwarul Haq 20 April 2023 Incumbent Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party


Chaudhry Anwar-ul-HaqSardar Tanveer IlyasAbdul Qayyum Khan NiaziRaja Farooq HaiderChaudhry Abdul MajidSardar Attique Ahmed KhanSardar Muhammad Yaqoob KhanSardar Sikandar Hayat KhanSultan Mehmood ChaudhryMuhammad Abdul Qayyum KhanRaja Mummtaz Hussain RathoreAbdul Hamid Khan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Heads of State, Government and Ministers for Foreign Affairs" (PDF). UN. United Nations Foreign and Protocol Service.
  2. ^ Bose, Sumantra (2009), Contested Lands, Harvard University Press, p. 193, ISBN 978-0-674-02856-2
  3. ^ PM site
  4. ^ "Government of the State of Azad Jammu & Kashmir – Official Portal".