LAHORE - Despite complete ban, massive wall-chalking is going on in full swing in the constituency of NA-123, from where PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif is set to contest by-election after regaining his eligibility through apex court. PML-N has started painting the walls in sheer violation of Punjab prohibition expressing matter on walls Act 1995. The walls are full with messages and slogans in praise of Nawaz Sharif. The date for the by-poll is awaited and could be announced by the election commission any time. One can witness all walls either side of Allama Iqbal Road and Gari Shahu flyover with graffiti as a part of beginning of preparations of the election for two times prime minister Nawaz Shairf to get him elected as unopposed. PML-N Lahore secretary general Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman had already been elected unopposed in by-poll from PP-141, provincial constituency of the NA-123 during February 18 elections. But the publicity practices followed by the PML (N) so far hardly sit well with the local people. The Sharifs acts and deeds do not match with what they say. They talk of law and its supremacy. When some thing goes in their favour whether illegal, they look the other way, said many local people during a survey. They were of the opinion that graffiti had been banned by elections commission. As such all political leaders should avoid violation of the rules including the Sharifs. Some spectators criticised the graffiti for spoiling the beauty of the city. With by-election approaching closer, no other political party started wall chalking except PML-N. The City District Government is responsible to ensure implementation of the Punjab wall-chalking Act 1995, but it is unmoved so far. Lahore is the hometown of Nawaz Sharif. He was denied the opportunity to fight the general elections from NA-123 on February 18 alongside with his brother Mian Shahbaz Sharif. Party leader Makhdoom Javed Hashmi won the polls from NA-123 and then vacated this seat. In the constituency NA-123 (Lahore-VI), the registered votes are 288994 and the average turnout is 33.80%. Nawaz Sharif will not have to file fresh nomination papers as the Returning Officer had already accepted on May 31, 2008 the nomination papers filed by him to contest elections from NA-123, Lahore. Sources in PML-N revealed that Nawaz Sharif would vie for the NA-123 Lahore seat and ruled out the possibility of fighting for the NA-55, Rawalpindi, which fell vacant after the resignation of Haji Pervez Khan. He said as the PPP had failed to keep Nawaz Sharif out of parliament, it was unlikely to make another adventure like fielding a candidate against Nawaz. He said that after getting elected from NA-123 Nawaz Sharif was going to become the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, replacing Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. When contacted special media advisor to CM Punjab and Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that PML-N believed in rule of law. Violation of ban against wall-chalking is not the part of our policy, he added. He claimed that PML-N had not instructed anyone to do wall chalking. He said that those breaking the ban should be taken to task as no one could be allowed to transgress the law at any cost. He said that it was the responsibilities of the local authorities to check the illegal practice. He said that as soon as polling date would be announced, PML-N would initiate election preparations with enthusiasm.