KARACHI - PPP member Sindh Assembly, Sardar Jam Tamachi Unner, on Thursday walked out of the House in protest against prolonged loadshedding and alleged that WAPDA and the KESC were creating an artificial power crisis with a view to justify the construction of controversial Kalabagh Dam. Speaking on a point of order, Sardar Jam Tamachi, who also heads Public Accounts Committee, said that Wapda in interior Sindh and KESC in Karachi were making life miserable for the citizens through unscheduled power breakdowns besides destroying the national economy. He alleged that the duration of power outages in Nawabshah had reached 20 hours per day. But, paradoxically, the WAPDA authorities are issuing inflated bills to both the domestic and commercial users of electricity while the government departments are also badly suffering due to this situation. He also slammed Wapda for cutting at source the bill of government departments since 1999. MPA Nawab Muhammad Taimur Talpur of the PPP moved a privilege motion against the secretary to Chief Minister, Syed Suhail Akbar Shah, accusing the official of misbehaving with him. Almost the entire House supported the motion and Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro constituted a privilege committee comprising Murad Ali Shah, Syed Sardar Ahmed, Ghulam Qadir Chandio, Dr. Sikandar Ali Mahendaro, Syed Javed Shah, Syeda Marvi Rashidi and Khawaja Izharul Hassan, and referred the motion to it. The committee was advised to probe the matter and submit reports to the House within a week. PPP member Najamuddin Abro once again raised the thorny issue of PASSCOs direct purchasing of paddy and damaged rice from the farmers. Agriculture Minister, Syed Ali Nawaz Shah, assured him that the government was looking into the issue and it would be settled within a short span of time. He however reminded that PASSCO was under the federal government. The House also approved seven govt bills for consideration. Law Minister, Ayaz Soomro, introduced the bills, which included Govt Bill No-2 of 2009 - Sindh Public Procurement Bill, 2009, Govt Bill No-3 of 2009 - The Colonization of government Lands (Amendment) Bill 2009, Government Bill No-4 - The Bill to further amend assembly members salaries and privilege bill 2009, Govt Bill No-5 2009 - about salaries and privileges of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, Government Bill No 6 of 2009 - Sindh Lands Revenue (Amendment) Bill, Government Bill No-10 of 2008 - Sindh Ministers (Salaries, Allowances and Privileges) (Amendment) Bill 2008 and Government Bill No-11 of 2008 - Sindh Special Assistants (Appointment, Powers, Functions, salaries allowances and privileges) (Amendment) Bill 2008. Earlier, responding to the queries from different members of the assembly, Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said that despite those were not points of order but he would facilitated the members to raise issues of public interest. He asked the law minister that every provincial assembly has provision of call attention notice therefore rules should be amended so that the members could raise the issue of public importance. The House also nominated Dr. Sikandar Ali Mahendaro, Sardar Jam Tamachi, Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi and Syed Khalid as members of penal of chairmen. Later, the question/answer session on Environment and Alternative Energy and Sports Department was also held. After completion of the agenda, Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro adjourned the House till Friday (today) morning.