ISLAMABAD - Paying tribute to police officers martyred in Lahore and Karachi blasts the other day, Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Wednesday said that the neighbours on western borders were working on a plan to destabilise Pakistan. Responding to the concerns of several members of the Lower House from opposition as well as from treasury benches in the National Assembly, he said that the government had taken serious measures to control such incidents during Muharram and it succeeded to make it peaceful. We averted almost six such attacks during Muharram. Taliban are targeting innocent people for the sake of money and to keep their masters happy. We will have to remain united to fight against these elements, he added while saying that the government has been implementing all resolutions passed by the Parliament regarding terrorism. Earlier, Sajid Ahmad of MQM, Farah Naz Isfahani of PPP, Ahsan Iqbal of PML-N and Maulna Attaur Rehman of JUI expressed their concerns regarding attacks on the processions in Karachi and Lahore and paid tribute to the police force for their sacrifices. Attaur Rehman, however, fixed the responsibility of the poor law and order on the government as he said that the situation was being worsened because the government was not implementing the resolutions passed by the House. Later, MNA Laek Muhammad Khan on a point of order alleged that the ministers and advisors to the Prime Minister were using 30 vehicles squad during their travel. Last day, I was in Abbottabad where I saw a squad of 30 vehicles. On my query, SHO told that it was a movement of an advisor to Prime Minister. I also have a video of this squad that can be produced, he said while requesting the Prime Minister to take notice of this advisor. The Prime Minister, who was also present in the House, however, seemed confused, as it was not in his knowledge. However, Minister for Labour and Manpower Khurshid Shah responded saying to him. He condemned it while adding that if somebody owns such cars then they cannot stop him or her. The confusion came to an end when Advisor to Prime Minister Asma Arbab Alamgir admitted that she was in Abbottabad but she denied such a big squad and termed it a misunderstanding. On the other side, Laek Khan who was quite confident, challenged it and said that the inquiry should be conducted and the faulty should be fined. Asma was of the view that she was an elected member from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so she has to travel in proper security. This time Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi did not miss the chance and said that he also belongs to the same province and despite several applications the Interior Ministry did not give him such security. However, during the proceedings, Hina Rabbani Khar while responding to a calling attention notice told the House that a study has revealed that 35 percent traders of 36 posh markets give Rs 700 million under the tax head. She said that these targeted markets were of Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi and Faisalabad. She told the House that the government was struggling hard to increase the tax net and the notices have been served to those who are not part of the tax net. She said that most of the traders took refuge in the excuse that they do not have the income of 5 million rupees so they do not come in the tax net. The self-assessment system should be abolished and the government was working for documented economy, she said. Fauzia Wahab, Azra Fazal, Yasmeen Rehman and Bushra Gohar were among the movers of the said notice. To another calling attention notice regarding polio cases, Minister for Health Makhdom Shahabuddin assured the House that 2011 would be an year of polio eradication in the country. He said that the polio teams will go to unreachable areas like FATA and Balochistan with the security of army men. Polio vaccines do not save the children if they were suffering from stomach diseases, he told when asked about those children who came under the attack of polio despite vaccination. Javad-ur-Rahman adds: The National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that there is no plan under consideration to privatise or close down the Pakistan Railways (PR). Railways provides the cheapest travel for many people. The incumbent government has no plan to privatise the organisation, said State Minister for Railways Mohammad Afzal Sindhu while responding to a query od Hanif Abbasi during the Question-Hour. The Minister, however, demanded fresh notice of many of question asked by MNAs over the Railways-related matters. Replying to a question, Afzal Sindhu said that the Ministry of Railways had signed two loan agreements with Export-Import Bank of China on December 14, 2009 for the procurement of 75 locomotives and 202 passenger carriages. He said that Railways had workshops for maintenance of faulty engines and repair of damaged coaches. The minister further said that there was a proposal to connect China with Pakistan through a rail link between Havelian in Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa and Khunjrab in Gilgit-Baltistan. He mentioned that this proposal was still at the initial stage as only a pre-feasibility study has been completed. Afzal Sindu said that the Ministry was also considering a proposal to purchase used locomotives from South Korea. He further told the House that Korea was interested in supplying 50 used locomotives. An MoU would be signed between the two countries in this regard. To a question, the Minister for Livestock and Dairy Development Humayum Aziz said that the incentives provided for breeding of livestock and establishing farms include free veterinary health vaccination and artificial insemination services.