ISLAMABAD - The Senate and the National Assembly will begin their sessions on Monday (today) with lawmakers from main opposition party PML-N and the PPP coalition partners are expected to make fiery speeches and hold protests against recent increase in gas and petroleum prices in both the Houses.The Senate which would meet in the morning on a private members’ day with 14-point agenda including seven resolutions, five motions and one presentation of a report and there is no private member bill on it.Despite strong indications that it might adjourn after some fiery speeches or even walkouts over phenomenal increase in prices of CNG and petroleum products by the PML-N members as well as ANP and MQM.However, it is also expected that the Senate may take up an important resolution, already moved by PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar “calling upon the government to sign and ratify the International Convention for Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances” and another resolution submitted by ANP’s Shahi Syed ‘recommending the government’ to take “effective steps to de-weaponise the city of Karachi in view of prevailing law and order situation in the city”.Mr Babar through his resolution wants the upper house to urge the government of his own party to immediately ratify the convention which is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations and aimed at preventing forced disappearances as defined in the international law as a crime against humanity.The convention against enforced disappearances drafted on the lines of CAT was adopted by the UN General Assembly through a resolution on January 12, 2007 and opened for signatures at a ceremony held in France in February 2007. Though, the convention has been signed by 90 countries, so far only 20 countries have ratified it.The US and the UK, the two main partners in the ongoing war on terror, has so far not signed and ratified the convention expressing ‘reservations’ on some of its articles.The National Assembly which is set to meet in evening may begin its session with much more odd situation when PML-N parliamentarians are likely to stage a walkout from the House not only over the price hike but also against the Speaker National Assembly’s attitude for setting up the parliamentary commission on two new provinces in Punjab. Other opposition groups including JUI-F and the PPP-Sherpao are likely to join them. Similarly, PPP allied parties including MQM, ANP and PML-Q are also planning to protest increase in CNG and petroleum prices but according to their respective policies. “We will move adjournment motions in the National Assembly and the Senate against exorbitant increase in petroleum prices,” said a spokesman for the MQM.PML-Q leader Sheikh Waqas Akram, talking to reporters in Islamabad, said his party was not consulted before increase in petroleum prices. He said the nation could not afford raise in petroleum prices as it would result in further inflation. “We are left with no option other than to protest against the decision of the government,” he added.ANP leader Senator Zahid Khan said the petroleum minister should quit for failing to control petroleum prices. “The government should find a suitable person for this job if Dr Asim Hussain cannot run the ministry,” he added.Khan said his party would strongly protest in the Senate if the government did not withdraw raise in prices of petroleum products.