Islamabad: Former ambassador and career diplomat Masood Khan was on Tuesday elected as the new president of Pakistani Kashmir.
The legislative assembly of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, as the region is known in Pakistan, met at capital Muzaffarabad to choose the new president.
Khan, who was nominated by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), got 42 votes and was declared as elected.
His opponent Lateef Akbar of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) got just six votes.
The new president is nominated by Sharif but is believed to enjoy the confidence and support of the army.