LAHORE Ruling out possibility of military intervention in political matters, Federal Kashmir Affairs Minister Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo has said that those suggesting the army to ensure implementation on Apex Courts verdicts would fail to get desired results. Speaking at at Lahore Press Club on Thursday, he said that any effort of postponing Senate election would fail. If anyone resigns from the Punjab Assembly there will be by-polls and Senate election will held at the scheduled time. The PML-N leadership was looking for different options to avoid Senate elections but it would never happen. Asserting that the government would complete its term, he said it was strange that those avoiding local government elections in Punjab were looking for snap polls. He said the Sharifs led rallies in Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir but their party lost the polls with big margin. He said same happened in by-elections in Punjab and Balochistan. He suggested the PML-N leadership to learn from past mistakes and show tolerance. He said there was power generation capacity of nearly 20,000MW in AJK and 40,000MW in Gilgit-Baltistan which could cater energy needs. He said that the government was taking concrete measures to overcome energy crises. Referring to the landslide victory of the PPP in Kashmir elections, he said it was reflection of love of Kashmiris and the unity in the party ranks. In last polls, he said, the party got largest number of votes but failed to form the government. Now it is united and managed to form the government, he said. Terming the AJK elections fair and transparent, he counselled the opposition to accept defeat and allow the largest party to run the government. He said that the PPP and not any other party had worked for the welfare of Kashmiris and uplift of Kashmir. He, however, admitted that a lot was needed to be done in the AJK. He said that defeat of the PML-N in AJK elections had spoiled the planning of the party leadership to demand snap polls. LG polls demanded: The immediate holding of local govt elections are vital for strengthening of democratic institutions. Decentralisation of power is necessary for good governance in the country including Punjab. Addressing a seminar on Local Governments in Punjab: Issues and Challenges organised by Strengthening Participatory Organisation in collaboration with Action Aid at a local hotel here on Thursday, the speakers said the Punjab government should fulfill its promise and immediately hold local government elections in the province. The speakers including PPP leader Naveed Chaudhar, MPA Amna Ulfat, former MNA Mehnaz Rafi, Ijaz Maharvi, Abdullah Malik, Salman Abid and Daood Saqlain participated in the discussion while representatives from various non-government organisations were also present on the occasion. They termed the LG system a people friendly, adding that it was necessary for all the provinces, as per the Constitution to set up local governments and devolve political, administrative and financial responsibilities to the LG representatives. They further said that elected LG representatives are an essential element of a successful democratic set-up and democracy could not flourish unless the citizens participation. If the LG system has any flaw, it should be reformed, they added. They lamented that the two big political parties were not serious to conduct LG elections, adding that Sindh and Balochistan were once again being handed over to the bureaucracy. They said Punjab government had promised several times to hold elections but still reluctant to fulfil it. They further said that while federal government had devolved its power to the provinces under the 18th amendment of the Constitution, now it was the responsibility of the provincial governments to devolve the administrative power to the districts.