LAHORE – The PML-N has formulated strategy to bar the extension of the sitting government beyond the constitutional limit and in the course of it, the party may even go for resignation in the National Assembly. According to sources, the PML-N is poised to fully resist attempts of the PPP-led government at protracting its tenure over the five years time. Sources say that PML-N strongly apprehends that the Federal Government intends to get the elections deferred by one year mainly on the pretext of law and order situation in the country particularly in Balochistan and Sindh, but virtually to enable President Asif Ali Zardari to get re-elected through the same Assemblies in September 2013. And the party has worked out plan to check the government way in line of which, the PML-N legislators in the National Assembly may also resign possibly by the end of this year.Sources further confide that Local Bodies elections in Punjab have also been put off till after the General Elections. Unlike Sindh, where the allied partners in the government, PPP and MQM, have forced through the legislation on Local Bodies elections whereas, Punjab has so far tabled bill on Local Bodies law before the Provincial Assembly wherefrom the same has been referred to the standing committee. When contact was established with PML-N leader Tariq Azeem, he said the party believes that in order to help Zardari get re-elected for the second term through the same parliament, the Federal Government is levelling ground to go beyond five years term and the PML-N does not want it to do it. He said the PML-N will prevent the government to do so while employing every means and options at its disposal which also include street protests and resignations. As to the Local Bodies polls, he said, in the first instance it was a time for the General election and his party wants them to take place in time. Tariq also posed a query to the Federal Government that why at once it become enamoured with the Local Bodies elections after slumbering over it for the last four and a half years. He said the country at present can afford only General Elections and that should be held in time.