LAHORE - Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of Lahore High Court Thursday directed the federal and Punjab government to inform the court on January 12 as to when the local bodies elections will be held in the country. A petition against the appointment of administrators in the province and unnecessary delay in holding local bodies elections, was moved by Local Councils Association Pakistan (LCAP) President Anwar Hussain. On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Tanvir Hashmi submitted that the federal government would not object to conduct the LG elections provided the provinces agreed on a time frame in this regard which had yet to come forth. The petitioners counsel Fawad Chaudhry argued that the Punjab government was reluctant to hold the elections as the CM Punjab want to enjoy the powers of this tier for maximum period and also to escape defeat in the LG elections. He pointed out that Prime Minster Yousaf Raza Gillani in a statement also said that holding the LB polls was the responsibility of the provincial government but it was shunning the same. He said non-elected persons were ruling the districts in clear violation of constitutional provisions adding that funds collected for flood victims were also being misused by them. He requested the court to reinstate nazims as an interim relief till final decision on the petition. The judge turned down the request at this stage and passed the said directions.