ISLAMABAD The Upper House of the Parliament on Wednesday passed the Sacked Employees Reinstatement Bill, 2010 amid reservations of the opposition parties, which walked out of the House for not referring the Bill to the concerned standing committee before its passage. Chairman Senate, Farooq H Naek had to cancel the in-camera briefing, which was to be given by Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on the Pakistan-US Strategic Dialogue, due to the walkout by the opposition members. The Bill is aimed at providing relief to the people who were dismissed, removed or terminated from the corporations, autonomous or semi-autonomous bodies and government service during the second tenure of Nawaz Sharif. The National Assembly has already passed the Bill. The opposition parties including PML-N, PML and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) wanted that the Chair should refer the proposed law to the concerned standing committee of the House for further discussion. The treasury benches were of the view that the concerned standing committee of the National Assembly had already discussed the Bill in detail before its passage from the Lower House and there was no need to refer it to the Senate body. Ishaq Dar said the proposed law was having malafide agenda and it was an act to over write other laws of the Constitution. We have done valuable additions in the laws passed by the NA as done in case of Competition Commission of Pakistan Bill and the Bill should be referred to the Senate body, he added. He said the proposed law was a declaration of mistrust on the Government and if the House moved in this way, then all the future governments would continue the practice of turning down the decision of the previous ones. Haji Adeel Ahmed initially suggested that the Bill should be referred to the concerned standing committee but his party later voted in favour of the proposed law. Raza Rabbani while responding to the apprehensions of Opposition said that these employees were sacked without seeking any explanation only because of the reasons that they were recruited during the PPP regimes. He said that it was a matter of employment of poor people and the Bill should be passed at once. The opposition parties were of the view that they never talked against the poor but why the Bill was being passed in haste without consideration. Some legislators from the Opposition said that they got the copy of the Bill even on Wednesday and had not even read it. Professor Khurshid said that the Bill only dealt with the reinstatement of employees that were terminated during a specific period of time and it was discrimination with the others who were dismissed form government service during different periods of time. Nayyar Bokhari remarked that the only purpose was to delay the legislation that favoured those people who were politically victimised. Raza Rabbani, Chairman of the Implementation Commission on Constitutional Reforms implementation informed the Chair that five federal ministries would be transferred to the respective provinces by the end of next month. While the other ministers will be transferred in the next two phases within the timeframe given to the Commission by the Government, he added. He made it clear that the existing employees of these ministries would not be dismissed at all. Earlier, the House also passed the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2010. Senator Zafar Ali Shah walked out of the House before the passage of the Bill, as he wanted that it should be referred to the concerned standing committee. Advisor to Prime Minister, Nawabzada Ghazanfar Gul was of the view that there was no substantial change in the Bill but Zafar Shah was insisting to refer it to the Senate body for further consideration.