ISLAMABAD - Leader of the House in Senate, Senator Raza Rabbani Thursday assured the Upper House of formation of a special committee to create consensus over doing away with 17th amendment. Rabbani was responding, on a point of order, to persistent demand of treasury and opposition senators for early abolition of 17th amendment and 58(2) B as pledged by President Zardari in his maiden address to the joint session of the parliament on September 20. He said that government would soon start working on formation of a special parliamentary committee to create national consensus over the issue. He also assured that the government would honour the 14-points resolution of the in-camera joint session of the parliament, saying, "PPP believes in supremacy of the Parliament and would strengthen democracy in the country". He said a committee would be formed to supervise implementation of the resolution. He informed that President Zardari had taken strong exception to the brutal murder of Tasleem Solangi in the name of Karokari in Khairpur, Sindh. Following directives of the President, Rabbani further informed the House, three uncles of Solangi had been taken into custody for interrogation. Nafeesa Shah, MNA, who has been tasked with supervision of the interrogation, would submit report regarding the incident within a couple of days, Leader of the House said. Provincial government, too, has been directed to bring the culprits involved to book, he said. While debating, on Thursday, over the presidential address to the joint session of the parliament, both opposition, and a number of treasury senators, urged President Zardari to honour his pledges he made during his address to the joint session of the parliament. They also demanded of the govt to take the Upper House into confidence over its homegrown plan  negotiated with the IMF and the possible roadmap for taking the country out of the present economic crunch. Senator Prof Ibrahim criticized the President for neglecting judicial crisis in his speech. He also deplored over non-implementation of 'Charter of Democracy' and the declaration of the All Parties Conference (APC) held in London in July 2007. NRO stands as the only document that has been implemented wholeheartedly in the country, he said. Senator Enwar Baig called for adopting a serious attitude towards various crises Pakistan was facing after the fall of Musharraf regime. He regretted Friends of Pakistan's refusal to provide financial aid and suggested that govt should focus on exporting manpower to the Gulf. PML-Q Senator Saleem Saifullah welcomed Zardari's address and offered his party's full support, in the govt's bid, to abolish 17th amendment and 58(2) b. The govt, he said, must take loan from IMF to steer the country out of crises. Senators, both from the treasury and opposition benches, expressed uncertainty over deliverability of the IMF programme. Senator Saadia Abbasi strongly opposed borrowing from the Fund due to its negative impacts over the country's economy in the past. During the last day of the session, which was later adjourned as an expression of solidarity with the victims of catastrophic earthquake in Balochistan, Leader of the Opposition, Kamil Ali Agha and Minister for Housing, Rehmat Ullah Kakar entered into a severe verbal brawl over the issue of privatization of Dadoo Sugar Mills. Agha blamed the government for selling out the Mills at a throwaway price. He said that the previous government had rejected an offer of Rs 420 million for the Mills, while, he accused, the present government sold out the same for only Rs 90 million. He also urged the government for suspending privatization of National Bank and Qadirpur Gas Field, too. Rehmat Ullah Kakar said he would soon present detailed report regarding privatization of Dadoo Sugar Mills. However, Agha said he didn't need report, rather the process of privatization be stopped, he said. Meanwhile, Muhammad Ali Brohi, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Housing and Works, informed the House that during the last three years, the Ministry of Housing and Works had allotted, out of turn, 3067 houses to government employees. He was presenting detailed report over the Ministry before the House. The report revealed that besides 3067 out of turn allotments made during the years 2005-08, 322 more government quarters were allotted during the caretaker set-up; 2745 houses were allotted in Musharraf's regime while 244 employees were allotted quarters according to General Waiting List, the report further revealed. The allotments were made as part of relaxation in rules on the special recommendations made by members of the Parliament and federal and provincial ministers, the report states. Brohi informed that the Housing Ministry had assured the Standing Committee that a formal summary had been submitted to Prime Minister, according to which 90 per cent allotment of houses would be made through General Waiting List.