Pakistani Schools text Book labels Azad Kashmir as Pak Occupied Kashmir

Pakistani Schools text Book labels Azad Kashmir as Pak Occupied Kashmir
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ISLAMABAD: A social studies text book currently being used in many private schools in Islamabad labels Azad Jammu and Kashmir as ‘Pakistan Occupied Kashmir’.

Chapter 7 of the Social Studies for Pakistan; An integrated Course of Environment and Social Studies, Book 5 begins with a passage stating “Pakistan has four provinces, namely, Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. 

Other administrative divisions include Islamabad Capital Territory, Gilgit-Baltistan (formally known as Northern Areas), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (a semi-autonomous tribal region in the northwest) and Azad Kashmir (Pakistan occupied area of Jammu and Kashmir).”

“The term is Pakistan occupied area of Jammu and Kashmir as highlighted in the text book, can easily muddle young Pakistani minds,” said PPP Senator Sehar Kamran, who filed a calling attention notice with the Senate secretariat seeking attention of the Capital Administration and Development Division (CAAD) on the issue.

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