LAHORE-In the midst of controversy surrounding the fate of proposed Gilani-Nawaz flood commission, Punjab governments spokesperson, Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday passed the buck to PM Gilani, saying that the issue of 30 per cent contribution by the provinces in the federal pool was never discussed in any meeting. There is no question of provinces disagreeing to the proposal that they would deposit 30 per cent of their respective ADP funds into the central pool, as the issue was not even discussed in the meeting chaired by PM Gilani and attended by the four chief ministers recently, Senator Rashid said in categorical terms while talking to The Nation. Prime Minister Gilani maintained Saturday last while talking to a group of journalists at Lahore that the proposed body could not be put into place as the idea put forward by PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif was not supported by the provinces. The premier had also stated that the basic concept behind establishment of a central body to monitor rehabilitation work was that provinces would contribute 30 per cent of their development budgets into the federal pool and then the money would be distributed among the provinces as per their needs under its supervision. But the provinces refused to share their resources with the federal govt, on the plea that the idea was against their newly acquired provincial autonomy, Gilani further explained his position in this regard in his recent interaction with the journalists. Challenging the claim of PM Gilani, Senator Rashid questioned that when ANP chief Asfandyar Wali, MQM leader Farooq Sattar, PML-N Quaid, Nawaz Sharif and PM Gilani-all representing their respective parties, had no disagreement over setting up of the central relief commission, how could their parties respective govts in the four provinces oppose the proposal, especially in case when the pooled money was desired to be given back to them as per their requirement. The PML-N spokesperson said that he talked to Punjab CM who was present in that meeting, about PM Gilanis assertions on the issue, and he told him that the issue of 30 per cent ADP funds as provinces contribution into the central funds was not even discussed at that forum. Conceding that this was the issue at all, it could have been sorted out amicably through discussion, he concluded.