MIRPUR (AJK)AH Rao

The Azad Jammu and Kashmir government has imposed a ban, with immediate effect, on display of the national flags of foreign countries except that of Pakistan, inside or top of official buildings across the state, it was officially declared.According to an official circular issued by the AJK Services and General Department date June 28, the AJK Prime Minister has ordered that no national flag of any foreign country except that of Pakistan, would be allowed to be displayed on any official building in AJK without the prior permission of the AJK government.All the government departments have been directed to implement the order within three days of issuance of this official communiqué and report to the Services and General Administration Department accordingly for onward submission of the report to the AJK Prime Minister, the circular No Services/General-7 (5)/2013 dated June 28, 2013 said.It is to be recalled that AJK Premier Ch Abdul Majeed issued the orders while taking notice of an exclusive story published by Daily The Nation about display of Indian national flag, besides the flags of various other foreign countries, on the premises of state-run Kashmir Institute of Management (KIM) in Muzaffarabad, the academy meant for imparting professional training to the civil servants of AJK government. The AJK government has also reportedly sought explanation from the management of the Kashmir Institute of Management, for displaying the national flags of various foreign countries including that of India in the lounge of the of KIM building.The management of KIM has already removed the Indian flag from the lobby of the KIM building soon after appearance of the report in Daily The Nation last month.Dacoits loot house, injures family members: A house was looted here in Chak 158/GB, Gojra, the other night.Reportedly, four dacoits entered the house of Rana Saeedullah and took away Rs30,000, gold ornaments worth Rs300,000 and other valuables. They also tortured Rana, his mother and sister. They were admitted to Gojra THQ Hospital TRAIN ENGINE FAILS: The Pakistan Express, which was going to Rawalpindi from Karachi, remained stopped at Janiwala Railway Station for two hours when its engine became out of order.The passengers of the train protested and chanted slogans against the railway authorities. Later, the engine was replaced and the train left for its destination.