ISLAMABAD - Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on creation of new provinces in Punjab Senator Farhatullah Babar alongwith a few members of the Commission, presented the report of the Commission to Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza here on Wednesday.Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khursheed Shah, who is also chief whip in the National Assembly, was also present on the occasion. The members who accompanied the Chairman included Senators Syeda Sughra Imam, Kamil Ali Agha, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Hyderi, Haji Adeel and MNA Arif Aziz Shaikh.Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza was appreciative of the tedious job the Commission members had completed and came up with a report on it. Talking to the media after presenting the report, Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the report covered all aspects needed to be covered and also included a proposed Constitutional Amendment Bill to give effect to its proposal about the creation of the new province in the Punjab. He said that a Constitutional Amendment Bill that concerned the alteration in the boundaries of an existing province required two-thirds majority in both the Houses of the Parliament for adoption. Even after its passage by both Houses of the Parliament with the Constitutional majority it had also to be passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab with two-thirds majority before the President could give his assent to the Bill, he said.Senator Farhatullah Babar paid tributes to the members of the Commission and thanked all those who made presentations before it either in person or through communication. He said that completion of the report on such a critical and emotional issue would not have been possible without the commitment, understanding and cooperation of all its members. He said that the Commission was required under its terms to submit report to the Speaker National Assembly and also to the Prime Minister, which it had done. He said that a copy of the report had also been sent to the Prime Minister. Further action on the report would be taken by the Speaker National Assembly as deemed appropriate, he said. The Punjab Assembly had demanded that the Commission should look into various issues involved including geographical demarcation, allocation/re-adjustment of seats in the National Assembly, Senate and the Provincial Assemblies concerned, seats of minorities and women, and other Constitutional, legal and administrative matters. He said that it was the right of the Parliament to amend, alter, accept or reject the report and the Constitutional Amendment Bill. Likewise, it was also the right of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab to reject it after which the President could not give his assent to it even if it had been passed by both the Houses of Parliament with two-thirds majority. He said that he felt sad that the PML-N members did not attend the meetings of the Commission and the Speaker Punjab Assembly declined to forward names of two MPAs as members of the Commission. He said he wished they had joined the effort. However, they still have a great chance to make significant contributions to the debate in the Parliament and the Provincial Assembly if and when it came up for such debate, he added.