ISLAMABAD - The shocking details, presented on Monday before the National Assembly, revealed that not just one but many government departments and state institutions were yet to clear their outstanding power dues that run into the millions of rupees. According to details presented to the house by the Water and Power Ministry, payable dues against Senate Secretariat stood at Rs49.5 million; amount payable against federal ministers and their residences at Rs8.552 million; Parliament Lodges Rs12.1 million; Pak Secretariat Rs9.423 million; Supreme Court, which is hearing cases of power projects scams, at Rs3.47 million; Election Commission of Pakistan Rs2.997 million; federal police Rs19.1 million; Intelligence Bureau Rs2.726 million; ISI Rs8.224 million; FIA Rs4.3 and; the payables against Interior Ministry were Rs1.57 million. Meanwhile, the main opposition party PML-N Monday came down hard on the ruling coalition over the absence of Federal Minister for Industries Pervaiz Elahi in the assembly to respond to issues related to the shortage of urea fertiliser. The call attention notice regarding the non-availability of urea and its high price was already brought twice as the agenda item but was deferred due to the absence of the minister concerned. When the house deferred the call attention notice regarding shortage of urea, the PML-N legislators kept grilling the PPP-led government for paying no heed to the important matter. They also argued that the shortage of urea in the country also happened due to unfair distribution of thousands of sacks among government favourites. On this, Minister for Religious Affairs Khursheed Ahmed Shah moved the adjournment motion in the house under Article 259 to discuss the issue and parliamentarians from both sides agreed to discuss the issue on Wednesday. Speaking on the point of order, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the prime minister had assured the minister concerned (Elahi) would come in the house to respond the queries about shortage of urea and other related matters, but he was not in the house. Demanding ruling of the chair on it, Nisar said the issue had already been brought to the house but the minister was not present to respond. It was informed only five per cent is related to the centre and the remaining is the issue of provinces, we want to make accountable on this reply, he added. He said thousands of sacks were being given to the members of assemblies, while per acre requirement was not more than two bags. Around 80 per cent fake permits were given in Gujrat, he added. Dont make mockery of this house. Such things would ultimately be proved damaging... I need ruling on this matter as Prime Minister has already committed in the house, he said, adding that it was not only the matter of Punjab. In response to the criticism of PML-N legislators on the urea issue, Religious Affairs Minister Khursheed Shah, sharing the figures with the house, said that the production of urea was 17.3 million tonne and the total requirement of fertiliser in the country was 18 million tonne. He said if there was any negligence on the part of provinces, it should be inquired. The matter regarding permit should also be inquired, he added. PML-Ns Rana Tanvir said the minister was involved in corruption in this matter. He said many of PML-Q members changed their loyalties by joining the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf. PPP MNA Nadeem Afzal was of the view that there was a role of provinces behind the shortage of urea. He also indicated other issues about the non-functional sugar mills in the Punjab, saying that proper attention should also be paid to this matter. MQM MNA Abdul Qadir Khanzada said all varieties of wheat in the country were sown in November and fertilizer should be used at the time of first irrigation. The member of PML-N also demanded a debate on the recent increase in electricity bills, which was not opposed by the ruling coalition. However, Deputy Speaker Faisal Kareem Kundi told the house that the date and time for debate would be decided later. When the MNA Abdul Qadir Khanzada moved the adjournment motion about increase in electricity rate, PML-N MNAs said adjournment motion was moved by the opposition party as per rules. Dont make this house a laughing stock... Rules should be followed properly, said PML-N legislator Barjees Tahir while criticising it. Supporting his viewpoint, Chaudhry Nisar also said that the rules should not be violated as the adjournment motion was always moved by the opposition party members. Earlier, Advisor to Prime Minister Farooq Awan introduced a bill to provide for the oath of office including salary, allowance and privileges of the members, election commission of Pakistan. In order to settle the pending issues regarding tenure, salary, perks and privileges of members of Election Commission of Pakistan, who were appointed in June this year under 18th amendment, the bill was introduced, which the ministry proposed two-year term for the members of Election Commission. On term of office of members of Election Commission, the bill proposes: 1) A member shall hold office for a term of two years from the day he enters upon his office. 2) A member shall not be removed from office except in the like manner and on the like grounds as a Judge of High Court, as provided in Article 209 of the Constitution. 3) A member may, by writing under his hand addressed to the President, resign his office. It is pertinent to mention here that under post-18th Amendment Constitution, the tenure of Chief Election Commissioner is five-year. The draft bill says that a member shall be entitled to the same salary, allowances, perks and privileges as are admissible to a judge of High Court. On provident funds for members EC, the bill proposes that a member may, at his option, become a subscriber to the General Provident Fund and, if he so opts, shall subscribe to the fund as a compulsory subscriber according to General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules. It is pertinent to mention here that the government after due approval of the Parliamentary Committee on Election Commission had appointed on June 9 this year four retired judges of the high courts as members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). They included Justice (Retd) Fazlur Rehman (Balochistan), Justice (Retd) Shahzad Akbar Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Justice (Retd) Riaz Kayani (Punjab) and Justice (Retd) Muhammad Roshan Essani (Sindh). Begum Nasim Akhtar Chaudhry, Chairperson National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice, presented report of the standing committee on the bill further to amend the Central Law Officers Ordinance, 1970 [the Central Law Officers (Amendment) Bill, 2010]. The bill aims at validating the appointment of Federal Counsels appointed between the first day of October 1995 and the 30th October, 2009. The National Commission for Human Rights Bill, 2011 could not be moved as on opposition from the PML-N. The chair asked Advisor to Prime Minister on Human Rights Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar to have consultations with the PML-N members to remove differences on the piece of legislation. The house also adopted a motion related to the delay in the presentation of the report of the standing committee on the bill further to amend the Central Law Officers Ordinance, 1970 (the Central Law Officer (Amendment) Bill, 2010.