LAHORE Pakistan might have registered a four-wicket victory over England in the third Test at the Oval but the situation has not changed much for under-fire Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt. The Senate Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges still wants removal of Butt and its chairman Tahir Mashadi has dismissed the attempts by the PCB chief to mend fences. There were reports that Butt had sent a letter of apology to the committee after he was called for a hearing earlier in the week to respond to charges that he had breached the privileges of the lawmakers and insulted them. The committee later recommended to the chief patron of the PCB President Asif Ali Zardari to remove Butt. We have not received any letter from Ijaz Butt and even if he has sent a letter, it will make no difference as we have already sent our recommendations to remove him, Mashadi reported to have said. Mashadi said that Butt was given a fair chance to defend himself against the charges made out against him. He (Butt) came ill-prepared, he took things lightly and he could not convince the committee that he had not insulted the lawmakers, Mashadi said. So even if he has sent any letter, we cant do anything now. Since last year, the National Assembly and Senate Standing Committees on sports have also recommended to the chief patron to remove him, he added. So basically now three parliamentary committees have passed votes of no-confidence against him and we believe the chief patron will now take appropriate action, Mashadi said. The senator said that the issue of Butt insulting the lawmakers and the Privileges Committee would also be brought before and discussed in the full session of the Senate. He should have apologised to us when he came for the hearing and we could have considered his apology. It is beyond our control now and the law will take its course, Mashadi said. Pakistans victory at the Oval Test drew congratulatory messages from President Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani on Saturday, with Butt also - in a statement released late night - thanking them for their support and messages. Butts statement is seen by analysts as an attempt by him to retain confidence of the government and get an extension when his two-year tenure ends in October. But presently the dices appear loaded against Butt because even the President is now under pressure to make changes in the board from his party members, a reliable source said. Butt said in a recent statement that there were some people conspiring against him but he didnt care and would continue as long as the President had confidence in him to lead the PCB. Flower tells Salman to Butt out of Ashes Andy Flower has told Salman Butt to mind his own business after the Pakistan captain backed Australia to deny England a successful defence of the Ashes. Butts men beat England by four wickets at The Oval here on Saturday to reduce the hosts series lead to 2-1 ahead of the fourth and final Test starting on the other side of Londons River Thames at Lords on Thursday. Pakistan drew 1-1 in a two-Test series against Australia in England last month and Butt was unequivocal when asked by reporters at The Oval who he favoured to win the Ashes series, which starts in Brisbane in November. The Aussies are much better players in their own conditions, Butt said. The ball doesnt swing so much, so the bowlers have to work hard. In their conditions they are better than England. However, England coach Flower, speaking on Sunday, said: Salman Butt shouldnt really be making judgments about our bowlers in Australia. Of course, if the ball doesnt swing at any venue, (fast) bowlers will be less dangerous. Thats perfectly obvious. Meanwhile, Flower wants a show of faith in the top-order to be rewarded with a much improved batting display at Lords. Yorkshire seamer Tim Bresnan was the only addition on Sunday to the England team beaten at The Oval. That means England are set to field an unchanged top order at Lords and Flower wants that vote of confidence rewarded after a poor display at The Oval. On the batting side, I thought we under-performed without a doubt, Flower said. On a good Oval pitch, scores of 233 and 222 werent good enough to win a Test match. At The Oval, England lost their first seven wickets for 94 runs in their first innings and their last seven wickets for 28 in their second after Alastair Cooks century. In an era of generally batsmen-friendly wickets, both pitch and overhead conditions favoured swing bowlers in the first two Test of this series. But Flower said the odds were far more in the batsmens favour at The Oval. I think the first two pitches we played on at Trent Bridge and Edgbaston were very tricky surfaces, former Zimbabwe batsman Flower explained. So they would have undoubtedly have contributed to collapses. At The Oval, although we won the toss and batted, they were still quite trying conditions. But in the second innings there were no excuses whatsoever. We set up a brilliant platform through Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott and we performed poorly after that. Any batting collapse is concerning and there have been too many of them. Englands top order has been struggling lately, with captain Andrew Strauss, fellow opener Cook, Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood all averaging under 30 in three Tests against Pakistan. As a batting team we need to produce better results, simple as that, Flower said. Lords should provide us with a very good opportunity to put things right and it is the responsibility of all of us to make sure that happens. Last weekends defeat ended Englands run of six straight Test wins. But four of those were against Bangladesh so lets keep it in perspective, said Flower. I think we are getting better as an international unit but we are still well down the rankings in Test cricket. As a team, we are very realistic about where we are. He added: We know we are a dangerous side and can win international matches and series but we are not the best side in the world and we are working hard to get better.