ISLAMABAD Friday remained a hard-hitting day in the National Assembly as legislators both from treasury and opposition benches aggressively criticised each other during the debate on Finance Budget 2010-11. The PML-N came down hard on the budget and criticised the Government policies in budget, while the treasury bench was of the view that PML-N was a good friendly opposition as it did not boycott the budget session despite its concerns. If the PML-N is a real opposition, it should boycott the proceedings against the distribution of plots to the bureaucracy and the military leadership. It should register protest against the US and bring resolution to take back loans. These are the tasks of a genuine opposition which have never been done by PML-N, PPP legislator Nadeem Afzal Chan said in a satirical tone while taking part in the debate. Talking about the tax on agriculture sector, he said it was PML-N government, which initiated tax collection from farmers, as they were not its voters. He said the House should be informed how much tax was collected from Liberty Market Lahore. He said that opposition criticised the visits of the President and the Prime Minister but a member of opposition always accompanied them on their visits. He said that PML-N was not allowing Mian Nawaz Sharif to come to the Parliament. He announced to move a resolution in the Lower House of the Parliament to let Nawaz come to the Parliament. The Opposition is availing immunities and proper funds in the name of reconciliation but on the other hand it is criticising budget, he added. Earlier, Tanvir Hussain of PML-N criticised the President and the Prime Minister for their visits and said that Prime Minister visited Lahore on each weekend. He also criticised the increase in the budget for the Presidency and the Prime Minister House. He expressed concern over withdrawal of subsidies on food commodities and said this would result in harming the poor farmers. He emphasised for substantial increase in the salaries of low-paid employees, particularly the contractual employees. Rana Muhammad Ishaq Khan urged the Government to take effective measures on priority basis to overcome energy crisis. He also stressed the need for paying more attention on the development of agriculture sector, which would not only help increase in yield but would also improve economic condition of the farmers. Akram Maseh Gill expressed concern over ignoring Christian community and called upon the Government to pay attention on the resolution of socio-economic problems being faced by them. He urged the Government to also provide special funds to the deserving Christians from Pakistan Baitul Maal, besides enhancing allocations for them. He also staged a token walkout from the House against non-allocation of funds for communities. Dr Azra Fazal Pechoho termed the budget as people-friendly, saying that efforts had been made to ensure sustainable economic growth in it. She urged the Government to mobilise all resources for improvement of socio-economic conditions of the poor. Others who took part in the debate included Khushbakht Shujaat, Prince Mohyuddin, Pervaiz Khan and Mehboobullah Jan.