LAHORE - PML-Q has started preparing itself for the local body elections in Punjab, a date which is to be decided by the provincial government as the subject stands transferred to provinces in the light of 18th amendment. The target is to capture all districts, as was the case in the previous local body polls. The party leaders say a strong position in the LB polls will be very helpful for PML-Q in the general elections, as and when held. The steps being taken by the party include settlement of differences with the estranged leaders in all districts and reactivating them in politics. Efforts are also being made to find replacements for those who parted ways with PML-Q for various reasons. The party sources told TheNation on Wednesday that contacts were being made with all those who had sidelined themselves either because of differences with the party leadership or some other reason. The holding of a workers convention in any district means the process has been completed there. Already, the conventions have been held in Okara, Gujranwala and Sialkot districts. The convention in Jhelum is scheduled for Nov 27. According to the sources, the party leaders from various districts are sending assessment reports to the top leadership about the political situation in their areas. They point out the leaders who have differences with the party bosses and the way they can be persuaded to change their views and resume political activities from the PML-Qs platform. In the light of the recommendations of the local leadership, a party delegation comprising Raja Basharat, Chaudhry Zaheeruddin, Arshad Lodhi, Moonis Elahi and Kamil Ali Agha meets the estranged leaders to iron out differences. Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi also establish contacts with those beyond the capacity of the 'trouble shooting squad. It is the result of this policy that in Sialkot district Cheemas, Varios, Dars and former NA speaker Chaudhry Amir Hussain have started playing an active role for the party. In Gujranwala district, the families of Chaudhry Iqbal, Anwar Bhinder, the late Azam Cheema and Waqar Butt have shunned differences, because of which they had 'de-activated themselves to some extent. In Sheikhupura district, PML-Q sources claim, Naeem Husain Chattha, Manjh, Virk and Gill families are willing to work with the Chaudhrys. It is said Sardar Tufail, Nakis and Khais of Kasur district were willing to forget the differences with the Chaudhrys and play their role in strengthening the party. A convention will be held in Kasur district in the near future, the party sources say. In Sahiwal district, it is said, the Chaudhrys are in contact with Rai Hasan Nawaz, who has been keeping a low profile for quite some time. Former minister Chaudhry Naurez Shakoor and Iqbal Langrial are fully behind the PML-Q leadership. Khakwanis and Diwans of Multan district are said to be on board with the Chaudhrys. The same applies to Tariq Bashir Cheema and Riaz Husain Pirzada of Bahawalpur district. Contacts with former minister Tasnim Nawaz Gardezi are being made, and the party leadership claims that he will get active in politics pretty soon. The situation in Chakwal district is rather difficult. Veteran leader Majeed Malik is not willing to shun differences for the time being. Likewise, the Tamman family is divided on supporting PML-Q. The leadership feels that the recent decision of former nazim Raja Javed Ikhlas to join hands with the PML-N is a setback to PML-Q. The void created as a result of senior leader Sheikh Rashids decision to launch his own party is also difficult to fill. To improve the party position in the garrison city, efforts are being made to entice disgruntled PML-N elements.