LAHORE - Opposition leaders in Punjab Assembly have demanded of freezing the funds of the local bodies and the polls of local bodies should be held within three months. Ch Zaheer-ud-Din, Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly and Mohsin Leghari made this demand while addressing a media conference at assembly secretariat on Wednesday. Ch Zaheer said the provincial government should handover the local governments to the elected nazimeen immediately after the conduct of the next local polls. He said appointment of the administrators for the local bodies was a black spot on the history of democracy. He said the provincial government has endangered the existence of one million farmers of Southern Punjab by stopping the Chasma-Jhelum Link Canal and the provincial chief executive has not fulfilled his constitutional responsibilities in this regard. Ch Zaheer said the provincial government has adopted the habit of surrendering the resources of the province to appease their some unseen masters. Mohsin Leghari demanded that the issue of Chasma-Jhelum Link Canal should be raised in the Council of Common Interests. He said chief minister Punjab has assured the members of provincial assembly that he would take up the issue with the Prime Minister and the provincial government would not take a step backward on the issue of water but he could not fulfil his commitment in this regard. He said the Opposition has submitted a privilege motion in the assembly secretariat against wrong assurance of the chief minister. Mohsin said issue of water could not be settled among the provinces till the construction of major water reservoirs including the Kalabagh Dam. Media convention at LUMS The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is hosting a three-day Convention for Aspiring Reporters & Media Anchors (CARMA) on Feb 26-28 at the varsity. The LUMS Daily student Body is organising this event. A-Level and undergraduate students from different institutions across the country will participate. There will be 100 teams, 5-6 delegates each that will be short-listed from the 300 entries received. The LUMS CARMA provides students an opportunity to experience the true art of reporting, professional journalism and analytical exposure. CARMA offers its participants a series of Journalistic and Social events spreading over three days.