LAHORE - Local Councils Association and Non-Governmental Organisations have vowed to fight against the government decision of nominating administrators when the local governments complete their tenure on August 14. Addressing a joint press conference here at Lahore Press Club on Friday, the representatives from LCA and South Asia Partnership Pakistan criticised the Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilanis statement and vowed to go to the courts besides coming on roads to save the local bodies. President Local Councils Association Asghar Shah Gilani, General Secretary Bismillah Irum, Nazim Data Gunj Bukhsh Town Tariq Sana Bajwa and Muhammad Tehseen of South Asia Partnership Pakistan addressed the press conference. Rejecting the reason given by the government for the postponement of LB elections, they said that the election process was being undertaken in war torn countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. Law and order situation in Pakistan is not that bad. Of course it is better than that in Iraq and Afghanistan. When election can be held in Iraq and Afghanistan then why not in Pakistan, they asked. They said that the nomination of administrators was contrary to the Supreme Courts full bench decision. They said the step was also against the Charter of Democracy (CoD) and Local Government Ordinance. They demanded the government to review its decision and hold local body elections instead of appointing bureaucrats as administrators. Supporting the local government system, they said that the devolution plan has made around 85,000 citizens part of democratic process. They said that the local bodies were solving peoples problems at the grass-root level besides creating among them a sense of participation in governance.