Local Government is the spirit of democracy. Our main stream political parties have been avoiding holding local government elections, although their leaders never tire of telling the people that democracy is imperative for our prosperity, when actually it is for their own. I don’t understand why PML-N, which comes with a mandate in the National and Punjab assemblies, is against holding the election on party basis? Why does the Supreme Court have to order these elections? How long will the people have to suffer these politicians who never read the constitution and don’t know their obligations and responsibilities? I suggest all those who want to become people representatives should at least know what is written in the Constitution of Pakistan.

ENGR. S.T. HUSSAIN,

Lahore, March 31.