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Tuesday 18 June 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 170 of 2024

1400hrs:

Yesterday was perhaps the most relaxing day in the year, given it was Eid. The forest fires are not only consuming our environment, they are also consuming our souls. A friend mentioned yesterday evening that he witnessed a line of peacocks perched on the grill of a masjid on the main road in a nearby village crying. He came closer to them and could see their tears gushing out from their eyes. It appears that they had nestled some eggs in the forest and now that the forest was burned out, they were crying over losing their children.

We humans (living in the territory of AJK) are transgressors of the highest order as we remain inactive while seeing our forests ruined on a daily basis.

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Monday 17 June 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 169 of 2024

1330hrs:

Brought myself down to a 0600hrs start. Eid prayer was at 0700hrs and the masjid is barely 100 feet from my home.

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Sunday 16 June 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 168 of 2024

0953hrs:

So much to do and everything is possible. It just involves putting everything in the right place at the right time by the right people.

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Saturday 15 June 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 167 of 2024

2359hrs:

It was almost too late and it can happen. We have missed the midnight deadline a few times before, at times by a matter of seconds.

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Friday 14 June 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 166 of 2024

1346hrs:

A lot of commotion in the past 36 hours or so. The public is running after the police who have 6 of our co-citizens captive, currently at Bhimber jail. I didn't sleep until beyond 0400hrs because of constant communication but did get up at 0900hrs. Again, the quantum of sleep is not bad but the timing is.

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Chor (AJK Police) vs. Police (Public of AJK):


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Kotli coming of age in 2024:


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Thursday 13 June 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 165 of 2024

0929hrs: 

Another 0800hrs start even though I couldn't get to sleep before 0400hrs, despite trying since 0100hrs.

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Day 7 of our village to village campaign reference #AJKReferendum2023 took us to moza Dagaala:


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Wednesday 12 June 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 164 of 2024

1016hrs:

Today I woke at 0900hrs, an hour earlier than yesterday while going to sleep at the same time as yesterday viz. 0100hrs.

My performance has to get better and it will get better.

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Day 6 of our village to village campaign reference #AJKReferendum2023 took us to moza Plait Sayeddan:


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Tuesday 11 June 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 163 of 2024

1341hrs:

I managed to resume my normal sleeping pattern at night, although I did wake up at 1000hrs after falling asleep at c. 0100hrs. The battle for daily efficiency continues....

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A few hours ago, we learned of yet another example of abduction of our citizens living or working in Pakistan:


Here's the text of what's written in the Facebook post above:

Another Abduction - Another Provocation 

(Allegedly by the Pakistani State's security agencies who have created needless instability in AJK, especially over the past few weeks in reaction to the surrender of - some - basic rights back to the people of our territory. Our citizens living or working in Pakistan are not safe either and the following is one such example): 

Khawaja Khursheed of Khawaja Seri village in tehsil Sharda of Neelam Valley was abducted allegedly by Pakistan's roving clandestine agencies from his paint shop near Adiala (Road) in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on the 7th of June. 

We understand that his family has been re-assured of his recovery by the local MLA Shah Ghulam Qadir and his associates. 

We also understand that Khursheed was quite vocal in the recent #RightsMovementAJK sequence of events leading up to the 11th of May, in conjunction with the Joint Awaami Action Committee (JAAC). He is also a party member of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation League (JKLL) and has also fought an assembly election in the past.

As with the Kashmiri poet of Bagh Ahmed Farhad, Khawaja Khursheed's family have also been advised to not raise his issue in public and that he would be returned if they comply.

His family is also under tremendous pressure to not co-operate with any form of media that may highlight his abduction and disappearance. 

#MonitoringClandestineAgencies
#SecurityAJK 

JKA PUBLIC AGENCY Note: #E151711062024
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Day 5 of our village to village campaign reference #AJKReferendum2023 took us to moza Potha:


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Monday 10 June 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 162 of 2024

1423hrs:

Last night was an aberration in that I couldn't sleep until about 0600hrs.....waking up at c. 1300hrs....

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Day 4 of our village to village campaign reference #AJKReferendum2023 took us to moza Parandha:


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Sunday 9 June 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 161 of 2024

1009hrs:

Woke at 0643hrs....incrementally better than yesterday....

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Day 3 of our village to village campaign reference #AJKReferendum2023 took us to moza Channi:


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Daily Diary (DD) - Day 170 of 2024

1400hrs: Yesterday was perhaps the most relaxing day in the year, given it was Eid. The forest fires are not only consuming our environment,...