ISLAMABAD The National Assembly on Tuesday referred 'The High Treason (Punishment) (Amendment) Bill, 2010 to the respective committee. The bill allows every citizen of the country to file high treason case in the High Court. Earlier the bill was moved in the National Assembly by PML-N legislator Engineer Khurram Dastgir who recommended amending the section three of the High Treason (Punishment) Act, 1973. Introducing the bill, MNA Khurram Dastgir said the amendment could bring a change in the political scenario of the country. He said that according to High Treason Act 1973 only the federal government has the power to precede a treason case against anyone indulging in high treason however his proposed amendment in section three allows that any citizen of the country can file high treason case in high court. However, Minister for Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan did not oppose the bill and it was referred to the committee for further consideration. He said if PML-N wanted to institute treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf then government would support it. On the point of orders, legislators criticised NADRA and other departments for what they said their negligence to handle the process of rehabilitation of flood effected areas. They said that Swat, DI Khan and Peshawar should also be included in list of calamity-hit areas. They also criticised the government for irregular distribution of Watan Card among the flood effected people and alleged that those who did not hit were getting these cards while true efeectees were wandering to seek help. They demanded the transparent early distribution of Watan Cards. Those who spoke include Noor Aalam Khan, Rashid Akbar Nivani, Khawaja Sheraz, Ameer Muqam, Akhwanzada Chattan, Kishan Chand Parwani, Maulana Ata ur Rehman, Yousuf Talpur, Nawab Abdul Ghani Talpur, Anusha Rehman, Aftab Sherpao and others. Responding to various points of orders against NADRA, Minister for Interior Rehman Malik said that a task force has been formed to maintain peace during distribution of Watan Cards among flood-victims and their registration, besides toll free help lines have been established to register complaints. To mitigate the difficulties in the process, I hereby announce the formation of a task force comprising local administration and police officials, Rehman Malik said. He said Chairman NADRA has been made a focal person to coordinate with the provincial authorities controlling the distribution of Watan Cards among the flood-devastated population. He informed that the provincial revenue departments were carrying the surveys on which NADRA was facilitating in issuing Watan Cards. The minister said the provincial governments should conduct a second survey of the flood-affected areas to include the leftover areas in the list of devastated areas. Meanwhile, Minister for Sports Mir Ejaz Hussain Jhakarani while responding a call attention notice regarding spot fixing by some Pakistani cricketers in UK said that the Scotland Yard has submitted its initial report but the government will take action after receiving detailed report against the players if they were found involved in match fixing. He said initial investigation was launched against four players including Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Aamir and Kamran Akmal however allegation against Kamran Akram was later withdrawn. Muhammad Haneef Abbasi and others moved the call attention notice. APP adds: Speaking on points of order MNAs Engineer Amir Muqam, Rasheed Akbar Niwani, Jamshed Dasti, Bushra Gohar, Nawab Yusuf Talpur, Khawaja Sheraz, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, Nawab Yousaf Talpur, Maulana Ata-ur-Rehman and Abdul Ghani Talpur pointed out various loopholes in distribution mechanism and demanded of prompt action to ensure transparency. Amir Muqam mentioned that in number of areas no assistance was being provided and even electricity could not be restored. The government functionaries go to affected areas for photo session and nothing practical is being done. Sardar Bahadur Ahmed Khan Sehar proposed special teams for registration of the affected people so the deserving people can get their right. Ghaus Bakhsh Mehar said the government had failed to release water from the agricultural land that would affect the farmers as well as agricultural produce. He also demanded transparent distribution mechanism of relief funds and mentioned to hundreds of thousands affectees, still waiting compensation. Yousaf Talpur said, the BISP was focussing on certain areas neglecting the remaining while the Sindh government was yet to receive funds from the federal government. People are not getting food and medicines. They are provided rotten food and when they protest, they are baton charged, he said. He proposed to write off loans of people from affected areas and urged the Prime Minister to convene Parliamentary Party meeting to have update from the members. Abdul Ghani Talpur said flood devastation had been worsened due to untimely decisions and unnecessary delay in breach in Manchar Lake that affected 200,000 people of Dadu and Jamshoro.