Islamabad - Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power, Wednesday, taking exception of absence of Federal Minister for Water & Power Raja Pervez Ashraf, Secretary Water and Power, MD PEPCO and Chairman WAPDA in its committee meeting issued show cause notices to all of them. The meeting of the committee held in the Parliament House under the chairmanship of Senaor Haji Lashkari Raisani. As the committee started its meeting, the members objected that Minister, Secretary, Chairman WAPDA and MD PEPCO did not bother to attend meeting of the parliamentary committee of the Upper House. They were of the view that they should, at least, inform the committee about their unavailability for the committee as money form the national kitty was being spent to arrange such meetings. The committee observed that ministers and bureaucrats did not bother to give importance to the parliamentary committees. The committee would also write to Chairman Senate Farooq H Naek to inform him about the issue seeking to abolish such committees to save nations money, as bureaucrats and ministers did not give due importance to the these. The chairman of the committee has summoned the next meeting of the committee on 29th of this month to seek explanation of these hour high ups of the Ministry of Water and Power on the issue.