ISLAMABAD - MNA Khurram Jahangir Wattoo on Tuesday tabled The Civil Servant (Amendment) Bill 2011 to curb the reappointment of retired civil servants and holding public offices with dual nationality besides publishing their assets. As the National Assembly was commencing private members day on Tuesday, MNA Jahangir Wattoo introduced the bill, which was later referred to concerned committee for consideration while Minister for Water and Power Syed Naveed Qamar did not oppose it. Briefing the House about the features of the proposed amendment (Substitution of Section 14 and insertion of Section 16A), the MNA said that the bill would bar the reappointment of retired civil servants as their reappointment creates hurdle for new generation to come up. He said that his proposed amendment will further ban the appointment of any civil servant in any attached department, statutory body or other organisation under the administrative control of the Federal Government who has dual nationality while the civil servants would have to declare their assets on annual basis. MQM also tabled 'The De-Weaponisation of Pakistan Bill,2011 in the Lower House. Dr Farooq Sattar, Abdul Wasim, Sufyan Yousuf, Syed Asif Hasnain, Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi, Abdul Qadir Khanzada and other members of MQM were among the movers of the bill. Elaborating the bill, MNA Abdul Qadir said that the number of illegal weapons were increasing in the country while there was no such ban on the production and sale of such weapons. He said that the law and order could be improved while controlling such practices in the country. The Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Women Development Bushra Gohar ,however, presented the report of the Standing Committee on the Bill to amend various Acts and Codes in relation to protection against acid crimes, and rehabilitation of compensation for victims of acid crimes (The Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill, 2010). Speaking on the occasion, mover of the report Marvi Memon, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and certain members congratulated the House for its passage from the committee and urged the Parliamentarians to educate people in their respective constituencies about the coming law that makes acid throwing on women an offence. Responding to a call attention notice moved by legislators from MQM regarding non-availability of funds for the construction of Bhasha-Diamir Dam, Minister for Water and Power Syed Naveed Qamar informed the National Assembly that ground-breaking of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam would be held soon. He said the project would be completed within the stipulated period of eight years at an estimated cost of $11 billion. 'The current estimated cost of the project is US$11billion, which is larger than any project constructed in Pakistan, he added. However, Awami National Party staged token walk-out from the proceedings of the House. MNA Deedar Shah of ANP on point of order said that the govt would have to take steps to stop loadshedding besides threatening that ANP would boycott the budget session, if the govt failed to provide proper electricity to the people. Meanwhile, a delegation of lawmakers from Georgia witnessed the proceedings of the House. Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi welcomed the guests in the lobby. Welcoming the delegation, former Minister of State for Information Syed Samsam Ali Bokhari said that the ties between Pakistan and the US were very important and there was a need of mutual respect to further strengthen them. He said that Pakistan had been giving sacrifices in the war against terror for the last 12 years and that it was sacrificing on behalf of the whole world. He said that the Pakistani nation wanted to strengthen democracy and asked the visiting delegation to highlight their efforts in this regard in the United States. He further urged them to show the real picture of Pakistan when they go back to their country as Western media was painting a different picture of this peace loving nation and only burqa clad women and weapon-carrying youth were being projected. PML-N MNA Naseer Bhutta on the occasion said that Pakistan had given unprecedented sacrifices in the war against terrorists. He said the US drone attacks were affecting Pakistans sovereignty and the US must review its policies in this regard.