ISLAMABAD – After the gap of a week, the ruling Pakistan People’s Party again on Wednesday in the National Assembly called for debating the matter of non-appearance of the principal accounting officer of the Supreme Court before the Public Accounts Committee for examination of the accounts in the House. The House with a large presence of legislators both from the treasury and opposition benches – probably because of the farewell photo session of the MNAs – witnessed a double hat-trick from the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl for their walkout from the proceedings against the imposition of the governor rule in Balochistan.PPP legislator Nadeem Afzal Chann, on a point of order, said that the matter of non-appearance of the PAO before the PAC for examination of the accounts be taken up for a debate in the House."We have already submitted a PAC report in the House that at least the matter should be debated in the House. If anyone has exemption from audit, then it should be debated," Chann said with the desire that the opposition leader in the National Assembly should open this debate. "The (SC) registrar is a powerful man; he has taken extension five times," the PPP lawmaker said while referring to a special report presented by him. It may be mentioned here that the special report, which was presented on last Thursday (January 24), in its recommendations, says, “The Assembly may consider the feasibility of adopting all the lawful methods to ensure compliance of the relevant provisions of law, so that all the pending audit reports relating to the Supreme Court may be examined in the presence of its principal accounting officer.” It also recommends that every effort may be made to avoid a confrontation between the institutions, and the matter be resolved through further debate in the National Assembly. According to the report, the committee unanimously decided to place this special report of the PAC, under rule 234 of the rules of procedure and conduct of business in the National Assembly, 2007, before the House. Although the House, which started around one-and-a-half hours behind its schedule, witnessed presence of a large number of legislators, it saw not more than 20 MNAs on the last hour of the sitting. JUI-F legislator Haji Rozuddin, on a point of order, demanded the president should restore the status of Balochistan province using the Article 236. "Taking the excuse of a sit-in, the governor rule was imposed in Balochistan; and now it should be restored," he said as he staged a walkout from the proceeding of the House. Upon this, MNA Usamn Khan said the rest of the political parties in the province were not raising concern on the imposition of the governor rule. "It reflects that only this party has some particular issue." He also alleged that the JUI-F was involved in the different matters. Earlier, MNA Akram Masih raised the issue that seats of minorities should be increased. He termed it discrimination with minorities. "The law minister should give assurance about this matter, as this is the last session of the incumbent parliament," he added. The House adopted unanimously an amendment, moved by MNA Anusha Rahman in rules of procedure and conduct of business in National Assembly 2007, to empower Parliament to have a final say in the budget making process.Under the amendment, each standing committee shall scrutinise and suggest amendments, if necessary, and recommend ministry's Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the next financial year before the same if sent to the Ministry of Finance for inclusion in the federal budget for the next financial year.Each ministry shall submit its budgetary proposals relating to the PSDP for the next financial year to the relevant standing committee not later than January 31 of the preceding year and the standing committee shall make recommendations thereon not later than March 01 of the preceding financial year.A bill to amend the Stock Exchange (Corporation, Demutulisation and Integration) Act, 2012, presented by Minister for law Farooq H Naek was also laid in the House.APP adds: Photo session of the members of the National Assembly was held on Wednesday in front of the parliament house on the completion of five years term of the current assembly.Leader of the house Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, opposition leader Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza along with federal ministers and members of the National Assembly were present on the occasion.