Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan called on President Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry at Jammu Kashmir House on Monday and discussed, in length, the issues of mutual concern including the current Kashmir situation. On this occasion, President Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry while referring to his recent visit to the USA termed his visit as fruitful. Expressing satisfaction over the diaspora community’s role in raising the Kashmir issue abroad, the PM said, “Overseas Kashmiris are aggressively raising the Kashmir issue at the international level and they are more enthusiastic than before”. Citing his recent engagements with the high officials of the OIC, the UN and US administration the president said that there was a dire need to amplify efforts both at the national and international level and increase diplomatic outreach to shape up world opinion in favour of Kashmir. “It is our responsibility to take effective measures at every forum to expose the violation of human rights in Occupied Kashmir”, the president said. Regarding municipal polls, the president said, “By holding local body elections in Azad Kashmir, the power will be transferred to the grassroots level which will help resolve problems of people at their doorsteps”. The federal government will provide security for the local elections. By holding local body elections in AJK, the power will be transferred to the lower level and it will help to solve the small and big problems of the people. He said that the federal government will provide the requisite security for holding local elections. On this occasion, President Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry and Prime Minister AJK Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan agreed to gear up efforts to establish good governance in Azad Jammu Kashmir. Prime Minister AJK appreciated the President for his efforts to highlight the Kashmir issue at the international level during his successful visit to the United States.