LAHORE - PML-Q leaders Thursday claimed that they would not let the ruling party run away from the local government elections under the garb of LHC directions relating to fresh delimitations.

Party leaders including Basharat Raja, Kamil Ali Agha, Mian Munir, Seemal Kamran, Nasir Ramzan Gujjar and Mian Abdul Sattar expressed these views during separate party meetings at Muslim League House.

The meetings discussed the plan to reorganise the party in 25 provincial constituencies of Punjab, besides the situation after the LHC directions regarding new delimitations for local polls deciding opposition petitions concerning new demarcations for local elections under the supervision of the Election Commission.

PML-Q leaders maintained that the candidates for local polls had to file nomination papers twice and thus billions of rupees of public money were thrown down the drain due to the inefficiency and bad governance of the provincial government.

They remarked that LHC verdict against faulty legislation in the context of Punjab Local Government Bill had only proved inefficiency of the ruling party.

They claimed that the ruling party was trying to avoid the local elections and the PML-Q leadership had pointed towards this fact the day incumbent rulers of Punjab took power. PML-Q leaders demanded that provincial government should come up with a clear strategy and stance regarding holding of the local government elections to clear the apprehensions of the local polls candidates and their electorate.