ISLAMABAD - Unlike the hullabaloo and agitation faced in the Lower House of the Parliament, Federal Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh had smooth sailing in the Senate where he laid the finance bill 2011-12 with ease to make recommendations on it. None of the opposition parties including PML-N reacted or protested in the Upper House when federal budget 2011-12 was laid before it. The house with the opening day of the new session witnessed some new seating arrangement as the seats of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) senators from the treasury benches were replaced with some of PML-Q legislators from the opposition side. However, the seats of PML-Q (likeminded) remained intact on the opposition benches along with two other senators of PML-Q Jamal Khan Leghari and Mohammad Ali Durrani. The Senate will initiate the debate on the finance bill on Monday, however, the Senate secretariat did not notify the leader of the opposition till Friday that has to kick off debate on the bill. However, it is likely that notification of the leader of opposition in the Senate will be issued before the start of the house proceedings till 5 pm on Monday. Senate Chairman Farooq H Naek in the house asked the members to submit their suggestions on the federal budget for the fiscal year 2011-12 in the Senate secretariat till June 7 that would be further discussed in the concerned standing committee till June 13. The committee will submit its report in the house on June 14. The Senate has to make its recommendations to the National Assembly regarding finance bill within 14 days. Professor Khurshid Ahmed on the point of order said the published speech of the finance minister on the budget was different from that he made before the National Assembly and what he termed a constitutional point. He also said there should be no further delay in the appointment of leader of the opposition. Raja Zafarul Haq of PML-N said the leader of the opposition in the house had not been appointed yet that had to open the debate on the money bill. Kalsoom Perveen on the point of order objected that the finance minister in his speech before the National Assembly did not include the name of his party, Balochistan National Party -Awami (BNP-Awami), in his thanks remarks for those with whose efforts the finance bill was given the final shape.