LAHORE - A non-government organisation (NGO), Pattan led a demonstration on Friday against the Punjab government for bringing in the Local Government Bill 2013, according to a press release.

Raising their concerns, the protesters said that the legislation will deny women representation.

“Previously, six seats were allocated to women for union councils while the new draft offers only one seat to the folk. We condemn the Act 2013 as this is contradiction of the Article 140A”, said former members of councils and civil society.

Pointing to flaws in the draft, the demonstrators said it would promote corruption and nepotism as well as redtapism.  During the protest, the demands 50 percent women quota and 20 percent farmer quota was also raided.