Azad Kashmir Assembly
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