ISLAMABAD The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the Government to take concrete steps to curb the menace of target killings in the country. Speaking on the occasion, Nighat Perveen Mir said that incidents of target-killings in the country were increasing in the country while a sense of insecurity was prevailing among the people. She urged the Government to take steps to control such incidents. Shireen Arshad Khan said that target killing was going unnoticed and NGOs and human rights organisations seemed as silent spectators on the issue. She urged the Government to form a policy with consensus to improve law and order situation in the country. She also demanded a briefing from the Interior Minister regarding such incidents. Meanwhile, the Lower House also discussed the performance of Pakistan Cricket Board regarding match-fixing scandal. Taking part in the debate MNAs criticised Chairman PCB for keeping mum on the issue and alleged that PCB played no role to resolve the issue. They said that it was the responsibility of the PCB administration to keep an eye on the movement of players but they did not pay attention. The Legislators said that the action of these players had damaged the repute of the country and the Government should take action against such players. They suggested that a former renowned cricketer should be the Chairman of PCB. Those who spoke include Shireen Arshad, Marvi Memon, Fakharunisa, Bushra Rehman and others. Winding up debate, Minister for Sports Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani said that the Government was waiting for the investigation report and after that an action would be taken against those found involved in the scam. He said that the Ministry was working on the constitution of PCB. He accepted that the issue could be handled more affectively. Earlier responding to a calling attention notice regarding ban on mobile phone services in DI Khan and district Tank, Advisor to Prime Minister Ghazanfar Gul informed that mobile telephone service had been suspended in Dera Ismail Khan and Tank districts since last ten months due to security reasons. He told that the service had been suspended on the advice of various security agencies, which were involved in the operation against terrorists in that area. He said PTA had temporarily allowed restoration of mobile phone services in these districts during recent floods, however it was again suspended on the request of security agencies and no time could be given for its complete restoration. The call attention notice was moved by Sardar Shahjehan Yousuf and others. Former minister for information and broadcasting Sherry Rehman on a point of order warned of social destabilisation if new taxes were imposed on the poor. We may seek rescheduling of loans and a package like Egypt. We can also seek debt moratorium instead of taxing the poor. It may lead to social destabilisation, she said. Sherry sought to discuss the new taxes in the National Assembly and proposed to bring more rich people into the tax net including the landlords possessing land units more than 35 acres. She also proposed to impose taxes on urban property of rich people and said the House should reject taxation on the poor. Meanwhile, the House also started discussion on performance of Flood Commission, on a motion moved by Khalida Mansoor.