ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) traded barbs against each other when the latters lawmaker and its Information Secretary, Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan, called the former a fascist party over the recent incidents of setting on fire his party offices in Sindh. Fiery Mushahid on a point of order said that 11 offices of his party had been burnt in interior Sindh for, what he called, in retaliation of PML-Ns rally in Lahore against the PPP-led government. In addition to that, our partys local leaders are being attacked there and all this is being done under the supervision of the government and the PPP for what he termed a fascist party, he added. He further said that the results of such incidents would be disastrous as these were a threat for the democratic government. There was uproar in the house over Mushahids remarks that infuriated PPP lawmakers and many of them including Leader of the House Nayyer Hussain Bokhari, Sabir Baloch, Dr Saeeda Iqbal and Surrayah Amiruddin rose from their seats to answer his tirade against their party. Dr Saeeda and Sabir Baloch also in a tit-for-tat mood termed the PML-N as a fascist party while Mushahid went on saying that burning offices was an example of fascism and he could debate with them that PPP was a fascist party. While, Nayyer Hussain Bokhari in a bitter response said that the house had discussed the issue the other day and the government had already given assurance to stop such incidents. However, Law Minister Mola Bukhsh Chandio made it clear to the house that the PPP-led government neither supervised nor supported such incidents and they had taken notice of these incidents as well. At the same time, he in a lighter mood while criticizing PML-N said that when WAPDA offices were burnt in Punjab, its Chief Minister took the stance that it was a public reaction and now allegations were being levelled against his party over the burning incidents. He advised the PML-N to demonstrate patience as being a political strength. All the opposition parties in the house including PML-N, PML-Likeminded Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F), Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) as well as Awami National Party (ANP) from the treasury benches staged a token walkout as a protest from the house along with members of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). They protested for the non-release of development funds for FATA under the Annual Development Programme (ADP) by the federal government, the continued drone attacks in the region and the non-release of money under the head of hydel power royalty to the provinces by the Federation. Engineer Rasheed Ahmed, a FATA parliamentarian, on a point of order said that the federal government had released as little amount as only Rs 660 million under ADP to FATA out of the total allocated money of Rs 16 billion so far while the first four month of the current fiscal year has been passed. He further said that innocent people were being killed in drone attacks adding to miseries to people of the area inviting all the parliamentary parties to accompany a token walkout from the house with FATA members to show solidarity with the people of troubled area against the indifferent attitude of the federal government. ANP leader Afrasayab Khattak before joining the protest walkout had already pointed out that the federal government was denying payment of money as royalty of hydel power projects to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) that was agreed in the 1973 as a result of an accord. The federal government capped the money earned through hydel power projects only after paying Rs 6 billion to the province and now the outstanding amount had swelled up to Rs 25 billion, he added. Later, after the walkout, Molana Gul Naseeb of JUI-F while endorsing his remarks said that the federal government owed an outstanding amount of Rs 110 billion to the KP in addition to money under the hydel royalty. Ishaq Dar, a PML-N senior lawmaker, before joining the walkout said that when a formula was decided to give the royalty of hydel power projects to the concerned provinces, then why was the government denying to pay the outstanding amount adding that the royalty of Ghazi Brotha Hydel Power Project was also not being given to Punjab. Moulana Mohammad Ahmed Sherani of JUI-F asserted that the house should debate the issue of drone attacks seeing its causes and background after adjourning the regular business as its partys adjournment motion was pending with it. Dr Safdar Abbasi of PPP portraying the bleak picture of the countrys economy said that the national economy was crumbling and the country was going towards total collapse and crisis. The situation is total un-understandable for the PPP-led government and its economic managers have failed to overcome it, he said. He remarked that the state-owned entities like Pakistan Steel Mills, PIA, Pakistan Railways and Printing Corporation of Pakistan were in a bad condition. He said that the country was facing multiple economic crisis in the form of gas, petroleum and power crisis. He warned that the government if the economy collapsed, all responsibility would fall on the shoulders of the PPP government. Senator Ishaq Dar on a point of order said that it was irony that a new Accountability Bill was pending with the National Assembly for more than two and half years despite the fact that all parliamentary parties had developed consensus on it except its three or four clauses. If this proposed bill was not made law, the certain quarters would use to defame politicians on corruption charges, he said seeking assurance from the Law Minister to table the bill on the floor of the house. He also criticized the governments decision to appoint a non-judicial person for the slot of Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) irrespective of the fact that the government had admitted in the proposed bill that NAB should have a retired or sitting judge of the Supreme Court as its head. The house referred the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2011 as passed by the National Assembly to amend the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 to the its Standing Committee on Law for further recommendations. The house will meet again today at 4pm.