LAHORE - The PML-N government in Punjab headed by CM Punjab Shahbaz which claims itself to be torch-bearer of good governance, is flouting the Punjab Prohibition of Expressing Matters on Walls Act 1995 by making aggressive wall-chalking in the area of NA-123 constituency ahead the by-elections on March 10. There is also provision of election code of conduct issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan states, which states, No person or political party shall affix advertisement, posters or banners of any size or cause wall chalking during election campaign. But giving no regard to the rules, PML-N is busy in wall chalking on either sides of GT Road, Baghbanpura, Allama Iqbal Road and Gari Shau. Almost all walls have been painted with welcome remarks, party slogans and name of PML-N candidate Pervaiz Malik, who is contesting the by-elections from this constituency. According to the Punjab Prohibition of Expressing Matters on Walls Act 1995, Whoever affixes or intends to affix any poster, bill, notice, placard or advertisement on a wall or writes on any wall with chalk or paint or in any other manner whatsoever or expresses or describes any matter on any wall in any manner whatsoever with the intention to attract public attention to that matter shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to Rs5,000 or with both. And within a period of thirty days, every local council shall cause to be removed all matters expressed on the walls within its jurisdiction the expression of which is prohibited by this Act. The Punjab government and CDGL are responsible to ensure implementation of the Punjab wall-chalking Act 1995, but both are unmoved so far. When contacted media advisor to CM Punjab and Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that PML-N believed in rule of law. Violation of ban against wall-chalking is not the part of our policy, he added. He claimed that PML-N had not instructed anyone for wall chalking drive. Concerned citizens are not happy the way City walls are being defaced for election campaign. This not only spoils the beauty of buildings but also projects a wrong image of a nation at the world level, said Shoaib, a resident of Baghbanpura. In the past, however, PML-N had been criticising the PML-Q and other parties for massive wall chalking drives terming it a sheer violation of the code of ethics issued by Election Commission of Pakistan. But now it is challenging the said rules by substantiating the fact that might is right , observed another citizen of NA-123. As the elections are drawing closer, the wall chalking by PML-N supporters is increasing day by day. The publicity practices followed by the PML-N are so far hardly sit well with the local people. The Sharifs acts and deeds do not match with what they say. They talk of law and its supremacy. When some thing goes in their favour whether illegal, they look the other way, said many local people during a survey. Graffiti on walls is not a new phenomenon but none of authorities concerned are ready to take responsibility for their removal. Graffiti has become common feature of our society that casts negative impact not only on the beauty of the city but also on visitors particularly foreigners. It comes in all shapes and can be seen on walls, buildings, signboards, bus stops and recreational places. The wall surfaces, nowadays known as talking walls, of the city have turned into a popular mode of advertisement for masses which on one part marred the beauty of the city while on other this practice ensures bread and butter to hundreds of families belong to the business.