ISLAMABAD (Agencies) - Minister for Water and Power Naveed Qamar informed the Upper House of the Parliament on Thursday that the government will not waive off surcharges being recovered through electricity bills Replying to various questions in question hour, he said: 'there is no proposal under consideration of the government to waive off the surcharges being recovered through electricity bills. He said television fee is being charged to each residential/commercial electricity consumers having TV set except Mosques and charitable institutions as per following rates , domestic consumers Rs 35 per month while commercial Rs 60 per month . The Minister said no central excise duty is being charged on television fee from electricity consumers, adding, no such proposal is under consideration, as no CED is being charged on television fee. Imran Mukhtar adds: All the lawmakers sitting on the Opposition benches in the Senate staged a rare token walkout from the House against the private and State-owned media, what they called indifferent attitude of both, claiming that zero coverage was given to Balochistan issues that were discussed during Wednesdays session. The Opposition benches said that the issue of giving no coverage to Balochistan issues needed to be investigated, as they smelled a rat that media was taking dictation from some quarters in this regard. All the Parliamentary parties alongwith FATA and independent members from Opposition sides staged a token walk-out after Leader of the Opposition, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri spoke on the issue. This was the second protest walkout from the House as earlier, all legislators belonging to Balochistan, during the question hour session, held a token walk- out over the non-observance of job quota for the province in Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). Maulana Haideri said that all the Parliamentary heads of all the political parties in the House during Wednesdays session had spoken on the deteriorating law and order situation in Balochistan, missing persons issue and discovery of mutilated bodies there in the presence of the Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. 'But Thursdays newspapers did not even attribute a single word for these important issues nor private electronic private media as well as State-owned PTV gave it due coverage to these issues, he added. He objected that at least PTV should cover these issues properly. He viewed that perhaps media got direction from somewhere not to give coverage to Balochistan issues. Hasil Khan Bizenjo, a lawmaker from Balochistan, asserted that the issue should be investigated properly as people were being killed in Balochistan and the media killed the news about its issues.