LAHORE - Reiterating support for the devolution plan, President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Lahore Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed has said that the government should remove anomalies from the system by bringing necessary changes instead of abolishing the existing local government set up. He was speaking at The Nation Forum here on Friday. PTI office-bearers Ishtiaq Malik, Dr Atif-ud-Din, Raas Masood, Chaudhry Yasin and Sohail Asif were also present. Earlier, PTI Lahore President met with the Editor-in-Chief The Nation Majid Nizami at his office. Mehmood-ur-Rasheed said the local governments had carried out record development projects during the last eight years. He said the LG system had provided relief to the masses and it should be continued in the larger interest of the nation. He said PTI was not against accountability of corrupt nazims but this pretext should not be used for abolishing the system. He said PTI panels would contest LG election in half of the union councils in the City while seat adjustment would be made with the likeminded political parties and individuals in the remaining constituencies. Referring to the performance of federal and provincial governments during the last one and half year, he said the government miserably failed on all fronts and masses got no relief. He stressed upon holding mid-term elections instead of giving full five years to the rulers. He said the mid term elections would enable the ruling parties and the political forces that boycotted the 2008 elections to put their cases before general public. Terming restoration of deposed judges and exit of PCO judges as a historic event in the country, he expressed hope that the independent judiciary would provide justice and relief to the masses. He said honest and reputed judges would bring a revolution in the country. He said PTI would start membership campaign in the second phase from October 1-30. He said PTI would give membership to at least 1,000 individuals in every union council of the City. He said PTI workers would establish camps and go door to door for making the membership a success like the previous exercise.