ISLAMABAD Treasury members in the Upper House of the Parliament on Monday ruled out any threat to the democratic system in the country, while the Senators from PML-Q and Jamaat-e-Islami staged walkout against ignoring the recommendations of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry regarding appointment of judges in the Supreme Court. Soon after commencement of the session, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Wasim Sajjad on a point of order protested against Governments attitude towards the Supreme Court and staged walkout. JI Senator Prof Khurshid, who also staged walkout, said that the recent presidential notification posed serious threat to the independence of judiciary and democratic dispensation in the country. Leader of the House in Senate Nayyar Hussain Bukhari, however, said that the matter was sub judice and should, therefore, not be taken up on the floor of the House. Senator Abdur Raheem Mandokhel and Senator Abdul Malik too called for patience. Later, while taking part in the debate on law and order situation in the country, members of the treasury benches Afrasiab Khattak, Ilyas Bilour and Haji Lashkari Raisani said that there was no threat to the democratic dispensation in consequence of the presidential notification. ANP Senator Afrasiab Khattak said that democracy was strengthening roots in the country, adding that the law and order situation in NWFP had greatly improved as compared to the past. He said that it was responsibility of all political forces to stabilise democracy in the country. Senator Ilyas Bilour of ANP said that politicians who continuously changed parties were criticising Government. He said that there was no threat to either democracy or Islam. He said provinces should be given autonomy to put an end to their deprivation. PPP Senator Haji Lashkari Raisani said that ruling and Opposition parties shared equal responsibility to save the system. He regretted that a certain news channel was promoting chaos in the country. Senator Lashkari further said that those who were labelling President Zardari as a threat to the democracy contested February 2008 elections on Zardaris advice. Taking part in the debate, PML-N Senator Mushahidullah said that PPP, MQM and ANP were responsible for the unrest in Karachi. He added that certain quarters which blamed Taliban for Karachi incidents were actually bailing out CIA, RAW and other foreign agencies, which, he said, were promoting violence in the country. He said that wrong decisions worsened the law and order situation. He added that the unconstitutional presidential notification should be withdrawn, as, he said, it posed serious threat to the system. Senator Abdul Khaliq Pirzada said that deviation from the teachings of Islam resulted in the present chaos and anarchy. Senator Dr Ismail Buledi said that security agencies were not seriously investigating the incidents of violence in Karachi. He said the rulers were coward and begged US support for their Government. He further said that the check posts removed on the directives of Prime Minister had once again been established at various locations in Balochistan. He said the Prime Minister should quit if he had no power to implement his orders. Senator Naeem Hussain Chattha said that in February 2008 elections people had rejected pro-American political parties but the new rulers proved to be even more pro-Americans. He said people had pinned great hope on the independent judiciary but Government intended to create more problems for them. Senator Haseeb Khan said that provincial autonomy was the only way to pacify the situation. On a point of order, Senator Abdur Raheem Mandokhel said that Government should provide jobs to Baloch youth in federal government departments. Prof Ibrahim on a point of order regretted that the authorities had blown up the house of former MNA from Bajaur, Sahibzada Haroon Rasheed, without allowing the women to come out of the house. He said mother and a niece of the former MNA lost their lives in the incident.