ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties on Wednesday staged walk out from the session of the Upper House of parliament to protest lack of interest of the treasury.
The opposition walked out from the Senate thrice.
The first walk out was in protest of metro project in the twin cities.
Second walkout was in protest to alleged behaviour of treasury benches and the third walk out was staged by Mutahidda Qaumi Movement for not reining in proscribed organizations.
The third walk out forced the deputy chairman Sabir Ali Baloch to adjourn the proceedings till Friday morning as Maula Bakhsh of Pakistan Peoples Party pointed out the quorum.
Earlier speaking on a point of order, Saleem Mandviwalla of PPP pointed out that questions related to finance ministry were deferred third time due to the absence of the concerned minister.
Shahi Sayed of Awami National Party alleged that the treasury was insulting the Upper House. Baber Ghouri of MQM also criticized the government for what he said not taking strict action against the proscribed organizations.
Meanwhile, Senate adopted a motion directing National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to expedite the probe of alleged corruption in a plot alotment case by CDA during the era of PPP.The motion was moved by M Hamza of PML-N.
Chairperson Senate Committee on Cabinet Secretariat Kulsum Parveen presented the report of the committee.
The committee was tasked to probe the matter of quick creation of a plot measuring 4089 sq yards in G-9 and allotment to an influential during the PPP regime.
Chariperson Senator Kulsum Parveen said the plot worth Rs 7 billion was sold to an influential in just Rs 60 million during the PPP era.
Chairman Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training Abdul Nabi Bangash presented the report (of the committee) from June 2012 to October 2014.
Highlighting salient features of the report, Bangash said the committee has recommended to allocate at least five percent of the GDP to education.
And double the grant of universities for eliminating terrorism.