ISLAMABAD - Senator Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday demanded paradigm shift in the policymaking and said that a violent revolution in the country was in the offing, as the gap between 'have and have not was on rise and the ruling elite must realise it. Raza Rabbani, in his speech on budget debate, grilled the political and institutional structures for their inability to give direction to this revolution, adding that the directionless revolutions always resulted into anarchy. He called for a guided revolution by practising austerity measures, redesigning economic priorities and zero reliance on the international agencies, which, according to him, could make a guided and well-planned revolution possible. He said that a grand national economic roadmap was a need of the hour. His speech mainly focused on labour, privatisation and constitutional issues. The members admired the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Revenues performance for presenting 74 unanimous recommendations for incorporation in the Finance Bill, 2010. He called for the restoration of unions in banks, implementation of maximum wage formula in the private sector and annulment of the labour laws introduced in the Finance Bill, 2006. That legislation included increase in working hours of labourers, working of female employees at odd timings and non-entitlement of contract workers for overtime. He also pointed out certain violations committed by the Government including incorporation of Inland Revenue Service Ordinance in budget document, imposition of excise duty in the grab of sales tax, adding that the GST on services was a provincial subject after the passage of 18th Amendment. We will not allow donors or agencies to dictate Pakistans Constitutional agenda, he added. He also opposed any move for the privatisation of any of the sick unit like Pakistan Steel Mills, PIA as mentioned by Finance Minister in his budget speech. He stressed for the improvement in their performance rather than privatising them. Haji Adeel Ahmed of ANP termed the budget a non-political document, saying that the PPP-led Government did not take any lawmaker of the Upper House including its own member on the board in the budget making process. His speech focused primarily on the meagre amount earmarked for Khyber Pakhtu-nkhwas projects. He urged the Prime Minister to honour its commitment regarding net Hydel profit. Rehana Yahya and Kalsoom Perveen informed the House about the miseries of the people of Balochistan hit by tropical cyclone Phet and heavy rains. They urged the Government to announce relief package for them. Sajid Mir talked about high inflation, outflow of capital, adding that the taxation should be introduced in the agriculture sector. He called for removal of the perks and privileges of ministers, saying that the decrease in their salaries was insufficient.