AJK assembly barred to amend the constitution

Muzaffarabad (IoK News) In an extraordinary move , the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Assembly has been barred to amend the constitution apparently to stop the legislature take control of the mechanism to appoint permanent judges in Pakistan Administered Kashmir. Although the AJK cabinet had unanimously agreed with the draft of the 15th constitutional amendments, and the AJK prime minister had already taken the opposition parties in confidence, the attempt to reach an agreement in the assembly has badly failed.

The judiciary in Pakistan administered Kashmir is being run on interim basis as is the Constitution itself which has got the nomenclature interim’ to highlight its status as interim arrangement to run the affairs of the state.

Meanwhile Acting Chief Justice of Azad Kashmir High Court Justice Muhammad Shiraz Kiyani, who died yesterday after prolonged illness, was laid to rest in his native village Ratta in Dadayal sub division of Mirpur district of Azad Jammu Kashmir State on Tuesday. He was 56.