ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League (N) Friday boycotted the National Assembly session in continuation of its walkout over the controversial memogate, while the house passed two bills including 'imposition and collection of gas infrastructure development cess bill, 2011 and 'the petroleum products (petroleum levy) ordinance, 1961 (the petroleum products (petroleum levy) (amendment) bill, 2011). In the absence of main opposition party (PML-N), PPP-S chief Aftab Sherpao opposed the passage of bills, asking the PPP-led government to defer those bills till the presence of main opposition party in the house. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) clearly distanced itself from the boycott of PML-N, which they observed before raising questions to the incumbent government regarding the controversial memogae. JUI(F), which has already a complaint from main opposition party (PML-N) for not taking them into confidence on any issue, drew a clear line among the opposition parties by saying that they were not going to be part of any conspiracy to destabilize the PPP-led government on memogate. We are part of the opposition benches but will stand with right stance, said JUI(F) lawmaker Laiq Muhammad Khan on a point of order. The house also saw the presence of Pakistan Muslim League (N) legislator Shafqat Hayat Baloch who attended the session despite the boycott of his party members but later he left the house. The NA session which was prorogued on Friday, remained in session for two weeks and went through heavy legislative business by passing bills and adopting motions, while the controversial memogate, Urea shortage issue, the withdrawal of security from National Assembly speaker Fehmida Mirza, Hindu doctors murder case in Shikar Pur, discussion on granting MFN status to India and other issues also dominated the session. On Friday, the session witnessed the return of annoyed MNA from Balochistan Nasir Ali Shah, who was staging a sit-in outside the parliament against the killing of Shia Hazara. Responding to a point of order raised by MNA Prince Mohyuddin about slow pace of work on Lowari Tunnel, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said that the tunnel was an important project and a trade and strategic route. In a meeting with NHA Chairman, Secretary Communication and finance ministry officials have already discussed in length about the project, the PM said adding that the work on the vital project would restart soon. I have directed the Finance Division to release one billion rupees fund to NHA to restart work on Lowari Tunnel project, he added. The PM said that the present government during the last three years had carried out various development schemes of Rs 1.3 trillion across the country and its details would be provided to the National Assembly. A motion was also moved in the house by Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah to constitute a special committee to examine the delay in PIA Haj flights. MNA Kashmala Tariq, on a point of order, raised the issue about domestic violence against the women, saying that no practical steps have been taken in this regard as yet. A committee should be formed to watch the progress of Shariat court that how many cases have been disposed of, she said. She criticized the lapsing of a domestic violence bill in the Senate despite its passage by the National Assembly. She further said that only speeches in assembly would not serve the real cause. Another MNA Shagufta Sadiq also supported the voice for proper legislation over domestic violence against women, saying that it was not sufficient to mark the day as significant steps are imperative in this regard. Responding to the concerns raised on domestic violence issue, chief whip PPP, Minister for Religious Affairs Khursheed Shah said that the incumbent government would not allow any steps against the women. No bill against the women could be passed in the parliament, he assured. During the tenure of incumbent government, he said, there would not by any thing done which would be tantamount to rights of womenfolk. Supporting his viewpoint, another PPP Nadeem Afzal Gondal was of the view that the government has given rights to women and will continue to protect it. He said that a young girl Natasha was raped in Taxila which falls under the constituency of opposition leader but no action had been taken as yet. He also commented that nobody knew whether Kashmala was with the PML-Q or with the PML-N. On it, Kashmala Tariq said that proper steps should be taken in this regard. There was no need to make mockery of the important issue. On the point raised by PPP MNA Nadeem Afzal about the party affiliation, she said that she was with Pakistan Muslim League (PML). MNA Akhunzada Chittan, on point of order, hailed the decision to raise the issue drone attack strikes at UN forum. The house also passed a bill about the petroleum products (petroleum levy) ordinance, 1961 (the petroleum products (petroleum levy) (amendment) bill, 2011), with the opposition of PPP(S) chief Aftab Sherpao. The bill about the 'imposition and collection of gas infrastructure development cess bill, 2011 was also passed. The passed two 'money bills envisaging additional revenue measures of Rs 38 billion in the current fiscal year by imposing Gas Infrastructure Development Cess and Petroleum Levy on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). Minister for Water and Power Naveed Qamar said that opposition had moved some amendments into the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess Bill 2011 that will be accommodated. In support of Aftab Sherpao, MQM MNA Rashid Godal and PML(Q) MNA Kashmala Tariq also opposed the passage of the bill. While, MNA Munir Orakzai opposed their views, saying that the committee had unanimously passed the bills. Later, the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess Bill 2011 was passed unanimously while clause IV of the bill was rejected by the government. The government has estimated Rs 34.390 billion collection on account of cess tax from various sectors during the on-going fiscal year and Rs 4 billion from Petroleum Levy. Earlier, PML-Q legislator Riaz Pirzada, responding a call-attention notice, said that it was responsibility of the provinces to control the menace of drugs and narcotics. He said that the provincial government needed to legislate against drugs as youngsters were using a new syrup 'Ecstasy. He said that the federal government had allocated Rs 60 million for ANF in Lahore to cleanse narcotics from Lahore.