LAHORE/GUJRAT - PML-Q President and former Prime Minister Ch Shujat Hussain has questioned as to why NAB and Rangers are not being allowed to work in Punjab whereas Ch Parvez Elahi has said that Shahbaz Sharif did not consult parties on women rights bill.

They said this while responding to questions from the media after attending the walima reception of son of Ch Ejaz Ahmad in Gujrat on Sunday.

Ch Shujaat Hussain said that he has already stated that if the govt turned to religious parties then its fate will be bad, objections on the women rights bills of religious parties should be removed and they should be taken into confidence.

He said that without any obstruction, prejudice and discrimination NAB be allowed to do its work.

He further said that grade 21 officer is being posted over grade 22 officer as this should not happen while this procedure of postings and transfers is not right.

He said that National Action Plan is not being implemented in the Punjab and the Rangers have been stopped from carrying out operation.

Ch Parvez Elahi remarked in this regard that this is so because their Ministers themselves are the facilitators here.

He further said that the religious parties and ulema including their ally Maulana Fazlur Rahman have serious objections over the women rights bill.

He said that Shahbaz should have consulted the ulema and should have also gone through legislation done at the Federal level during tenure of Ch Shujaat Hussain.

He said that now there is growing realisation among the people that our works were better and these works are speaking for themselves till now. Ch Parvez Elahi said that Local Bodies elections were being held for keeping funds in own hands.

He further said this the first Local Bodies election in the history of Punjab after which the newly-elected representatives are still searching for funds, their powers and offices because if the rulers were not against devolution of powers and distribution of funds at lower level then they should have let our Local Bodies system continue under which the elected representatives had done ideal works throughout Punjab.