ISLAMABAD The Parliamentarians have out rightly rejected the 'National Democracy Commission Bill, 2010, while terming the introduction of such laws as disgraceful to the Parliament and tantamount to limit its objectives as well as scope. The Bill was referred before the Senates Standing Committee on Law, Justice, Human Rights and Parliamentary Affairs from the Upper House that met at the Parliament House on Friday under the Chairmanship of Senator Muhammad Kazim Khan. It was the Private Members Bill introduced by the leader of the Opposition, Senator Wasim Sajjad on May 03, 2010 in the last sitting of the Senate. The proposed draft of the Bill recommended the constitution of a 'Democracy Commission to fortify democracy as well as democratic institutions of the country, and could move forward necessary recommendations for strengthening the democratic process in the country. The commission consisted of Prime Minister of Pakistan, as its chairman, and 4 members of the Parliament elected directly or indirectly with highest votes in comparison with other members of the both the Houses of the Parliament. Senaotor Zafar Ali Shah, who is also the member of the Committee, while talking to this scribe said that he fully opposed the Bill as it was astonishing that a specific commission would defend the democratic process in the country irrespective of the fact that the whole Parliament was supposed to do that work. The Committee while considering another Private Members Bill titled Parliament and its Members Privileges Bill, 2003" observed that first of all the privileges should be defined, and thereafter, punishment in case of its breach should be specified. Senators Syed Zafar Ali Shah and Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari pointed out that reference of House of Commons should not be given in the Bill and it was required to be rephrased. The Committee directed the concerned Ministry to collect the information about the privilege laws of the countries, which had Parliamentary and democratic system, and after comparing those laws, suggest that how the privileges of the Parliamentarians should be defined in Pakistan. The Ministry was asked to submit a detailed report in this regard to this Committee. About another Bill titled The Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2008, Muhamamd Azam Warraich, Legislative Advisor of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs pointed out that after the passage of 18th Amendment, concurrent legislative list had been abolished and the Bill was now a provincial subject. Senators Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari, Zafar Ali Shah and Prof Mohammad Ibrahim Khan were among the other participants of the meeting, besides senior officers of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.