ISLAMABAD Faisal Saleh Hayat, Parliamentary Leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid, appearing before a three-member Supreme Court on Monday expressed concern over the laxity of Parliament to tackle the Rental Power Plants (RPPs) issue aptly. Faisal informed the bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday, Our efforts are to find solution to the issues, of which RPPs is one of them, within the Parliament. Faisal told the court that two years have passed but the House members did nothing about the RPPs, which is the mother of all scams. He said: I am appearing before the court as opposition leader of PML-Q. Justice Iftikhar remarked, The Parliamentarian is making speech in front of the court instead of the Parliament. He asked Faisal that if he could provide some documents to substantiate his case. The PML-Q leader replied: I shall file the documents in the court tomorrow (Tuesday). The Supreme Court is hearing a suo motu notice taken on a letter of Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat. Faisal in his letter has alleged huge corruption in the award of Rental Power Plants (RPPs) contracts. Faisal stated there was a shortfall of 5000MW in the country, adding; It is a camouflage. He also said that suddenly the government has abolished PEPCO, and is now saying that it had done it under the International Monetary Funds pressure. The Chief Justice inquired what is the life of machines that would be used in RPPs, and how much the government has paid so far for the import of these machines. Khawaja Tariq Rahim, counsel for PEPCO and Ministry of Water and Power, informed that average life of machines would be five years as they are not new. He said that two RPPs have signed off meaning that they did not like to set up the project, while some plants were near completion. Justice Ramday remarked that IPPs that started in the previous government were closed down, as the government was not providing them funds. Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, who is appearing on behalf of the two RPPs, said that from 2003 to 2007 no new power project was put up in the country, therefore, the gap between power demand and supply increased. He said that people in the country were experiencing 16 to 18 hours outage daily. The case was adjourned for tomorrow (Wednesday).