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Azad Kashmir Assembly

Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly is the elected assembly of Azad State of Azad Jummu Kashmir. The Assembly was established AJK Interim Constitution Act, 1974 .
There are three main functions performed by the Assembly viz a viz, legislation, management of public money and policy making.
After the first meeting of the Assembly, the members take an oath. The Assembly elects, from amongst its members, a Speaker and a Deputy Speaker.
After the election of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, the Assembly cannot transact any other business unless it elects the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is elected in a special session, summoned by the President. The Prime Minister obtains vote of confidence from the Assembly within 60 days of assuming office.

There are a total of 49 seats in the Azad Jummu Kashmir Assembly. Of these, 41 are filled by direct elections in which 29 seats are in Azad Kashmir and 12 seats for Refugees settled in Pakistan . In addition, the reserves  5 seats for women 1 seat for each Ulama and Mushaikh  ,Overseas Kashmiris and Technocrat.

Speaker Shah Ghulam Qadir
Deputy Speaker Sardar Farooq Ahmad Tahir


Leader of the House Raja Farooq Haider Khan
Leader of Opposition Chaudhry Muhammad Yasin