ISLAMABAD National Assembly on Wednesday resumed discussion on construction of Bagliar and Kishan Ganga Dams and Wuller Barrage by India in violation of Indus Basin Water Treaty that is causing water deficiency in Pakistan. The legislators said that Pakistan should raise it at all appropriate fora. They were of the saying that India had completed 40 projects on Chenab and Jhelum Rivers, which had shortened the availability of water for Pakistan. They said that third party neutral expert should decide the matter between the two countries. They said that Pakistan already received 40 percent less water in Chenab last month. Some members suggested that Pakistan should stress upon India to allow on-site inspection of all projects so as to resolve the disputes. Those who had spoken so far included Nisar Tanwir, Yasmeen Rehman, Dr Ayub Sheikh, Mian Abdul Sattar. Earlier during the question hour, Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf told the Lower House of the Parliament that five hydropower projects with a combined capacity of 3,160 megawatts were planned on River Jhelum. He said that currently 969 megawatts Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project was under implementation by the public sector on a tributary of River Jhelum. He said that four run of the river hydropower projects were also being processed for implementation by the private sector. These were 139 megawatt Chakothi Hattian, 1100 megawatts Kohala, 222 megawatts Azad Pattan and 720 megawatts Karot hydro power projects. To another question, the Minister told the House that there had been substantial reduction in flow of water in Chenab and Jhelum Rivers during the last three years. He said that the flow of water which was about 51 millions acre-feet in 2006-07 had dropped to about 39 millions acre-feet last year. He said the neutral expert decided three of the four disputed issues pertaining to Bagliar Dam in favour of Pakistan. He said that India had implemented the decision of the neutral expert, which was confirmed by Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Waters. Replying to another question Raja Pervez Ashraf said that there were three proposals under consideration for import of power from Iran and Central Asian Republics. He said that feasibility studies were under process for import of 1,000 megawatts from Iran and another 1,000 from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan via Afghanistan. Construction of transmission line and grid stations was in progress for import of 100 megawatts from Iran for Gwadar. To a supplementary question, he said that 30 million energy saver bulbs would be distributed free of cost throughout the country with the financial assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB). He told that under a pilot project, 125,000 energy savers had so far been distributed amongst the public free of cost since March 2008. In a written reply, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira told the House that there were 38,524 registered internally displaced families from South Waziristan Agency and 3,252 from Malakand Division. He said that all the IDPs from South Waziristan, confirmed by NADRA, were being paid Rs 5,000 per month while non-confirmed families were getting free food from hubs of World Food Programme. To another question he said that five universities and educational institutions of Rawalpindi and Islamabad had been issued non-commercial FM radio licenses. He stated that those awarded license included National University of Modern Languages, Allama Iqbal Open University, International Islamic University, Fatima Jinnah Women University and Riphah International University. Later responding to a calling attention notice, Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim said that Trading Corporation of Pakistan scrapped two tenders for import of sugar because the suppliers were unable to produce bank guarantee for the purpose. He, however, said that cancellation of the tenders would benefit the country as prices of sugar were falling in the international market. The call attention notice was moved by Nisar Tanveer and others. The National Assembly has again deferred the Federal Public Service Commission (Amendment) Bill 2010, over what the Opposition said the Government had not consulted them on the legislation. When Advisor to Prime Minister on Science and Technology Sardar Latif Khosa moved the Bill to amend the Federal Service Commission Ordinance 1977, Opposition Leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the bill had once again been moved without consulting the Opposition despite assurance given by the Prime Minister. Minister for Labour and Manpower Syed Khurshid Shah told the House that the bill was put on agenda due to the fact that the Law Minister was sick and brought the bill again without knowing the background of its last week deferral. Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Begum Nasim Akhtar Chaudhry laid the reports on Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Bill 2009 and the Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 2009. Responding to another point of order raised by Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Khursheed Shah said the Government was committed to fight terrorism with full might and would never protect terrorists. He added, We have been victim of terrorism and will not allow that more people fall victim to this menace. Earlier Pirzada drew the attention of the House towards freely roaming of leaders of banned outfits in Jhang district and alleged that those elements enjoyed patronage of one minister of the Punjab Government. Khursheed Shah promised to present a report to the House on this issue on Thursday and assured to ask the Interior Minister to take the House into confidence. The Minister said, Punjab is also part of Pakistan and if any minister is behaving like this, he would face the action. But, he added the Punjab Government was a responsible government, which would not allow any of its ministers to patronise the elements of banned outfits. However, MNA Noor Aalam Khan on the point of order said that such ministers should be declared ineligible.