ISLAMABAD Senators from both treasury and opposition benches on Friday staged a walkout right after the commencement of the session over non-presence of ministers during the question hour. The senators fell into a rage chiefly due to the absence of Interior Minister Rehman Malik, as certain important questions pertaining to his ministry had already been deferred due to his absence the other day. Treasury senators that walked out included PPP senators Raza Rabbani and Lashkari Raisani, besides ANP and JUI-F lawmakers. Chairman Senate Farooq H Naik asked Leader of the House Nayyar Hussain Bukhari to convey his utter displeasure to the Prime Minister over the absence of ministers during the Senate session, especially during the question hour. He also did not allow Rehman Malik to apologise with the senators when he arrived in the House and warned him of stern action if he continued his practice. The Chairman also stopped the official photographer from taking Maliks photo while he was answering to a certain question and ruled that only Prime Ministers photo would be allowed to be given out to the press. Senators belonging to FATA also staged walkout against disparity in compensation money being given to victims of terrorism in FATA and other parts of the country. During the question hour, the Minister for Interior informed the House that there were as many as 20,000 religious seminaries in the country out of which more than 17,500 had been registered with the Ministry of Interior. He said the process for registration of the remaining seminaries was underway, adding that no unregistered madrassas would be allowed to function. He also said that Ittehad-ul-Madaris had objections over the name of Madrassa Reforms Authority and had thereby forwarded three names for the purpose. He said that within two weeks the two sides would agree on a name for the said authority after which the same would start functioning within two months. To another question, Malik informed that security forces had arrested three suspected terrorists over different checkpoints in Islamabad while another suspected terrorist captured from Margalla Hills was allegedly planning to attack the Parliament House. He said huge quantity of explosive material and suicide jackets were also recovered from his possession. A plumber of the Parliament House has also been arrested for allegedly facilitating terrorists in the attack on the Parliament, he informed. Regarding the security arrangements, he said under the Safe City Programme, scanners would be installed in Islamabad, Karachi and Peshawar. Two such scanners have been received from China while other six scanners would also arrive shortly. He said sites for installing the two scanners in Islamabad were being decided. He said vehicles cleared from the said scanners would be monitored through a SIM like device provided to the said vehicles after which the same would not be stopped at nakas. To another question, he said that Hamesh Khan could run off because the then Punjab government had not by then registered any case against him and that his name was not on the ECL by then. At the end of the session, Chairman Parliamentary Special Committee on National Security Senator Raza Rabbani presented recommendations of the Committee for the forthcoming January 28 international conference in London on Obamas new Pak-Afghan strategy. In its recommendation, the Committee has stressed the US government for immediately stopping drones attacks inside Pakistan. It also recommended transparently regulating foreign private security contractors under Pakistani laws. The Committee has also called for no compromise over Pakistans sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as on nuclear programme and assets of the country. The Committee observed that peace in Afghanistan was a must for regional stability and urged for a permanent regional architecture for the purpose. The Committee also called for mutual respect between Afghanistan and Pakistan and resumption of bilateral Jirga process as well as parliamentary, media and cultural exchanges between the two neighbouring countries. The committee further recommended tangible efforts to prevent the use of each others soil for terrorists activities and both the governments should act with restraint in making public pronouncements about each other. The Committee has also voiced its concern over the growing Indian presence in Afghanistan and said it constituted strategic threat to Pakistan. The Committee has also recommended that Pakistan should facilitate the process of political reconciliation in Afghanistan. It has also called for resumption of composite dialogue between India and Pakistan with the assistance of international community. The Committee stressed that the dialogue process should include just settlement of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN resolutions and according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people.