ISLAMABAD - In the prevailing circumstance where the political polarization was at the peak holding of local bodies elections seemed a far cry as most of the political forces in the country were anticipating general elections ahead of local bodies elections. The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party was deliberately putting the issue of local bodies elections on backburner owing to serious differences with Muttahida Qaumi Movement over what system of governance at this primary tier be adopted as MQM wanted continuation of the District Government System introduced by Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf while the Sindh chapter of PPP wanted to revert back to the old municipality system, a senior PPP leader informed TheNation on condition of anonymity. He further said that PPP had adopted the policy of delay as President Zardari was finding it hard to convince his party leaders and workers from Sindh to adjust with District Government System given by a dictator. A committee comprising PPP Sindh chapter leaders and MQM leaders was constituted well over a year ago but it had so far failed to narrow down the differences between the two sides on the fate and future of local bodies system in the province. It was in this backdrop that Prime Minister Gilani had said that government wanted to have uniform local bodies system in the country and said that he would take up this issue with the provinces at the platform of Council of Common Interests (CCI) but the matter was never brought at the agenda list of the CCI because of the other most urgent and pressing issues facing the federation. In the light of the background interviews and the information gathered from the sources in various parties, Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan governments wanted to revert back to the old municipality system at local level and they had also initiated legislation to do away with the District Government System.