ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly on Tuesday passed the demands for grants of over Rs 90 billion to three ministries while the opposition has moved 153 cut motions on the grants to the ministry of interior, ministry for religious affairs and ministry of water and power. Some nine demands for grant to the ministry of interior worth over Rs 55.69 billion were passed and almost 87 cut motions were moved against it by the opposition. Similarly two demands for grants to the ministry of water and power worth over Rs 34.497 billion were passed while the opposition submitted 66 cut motions on it. The demand for grant to the religious affairs was worth over Rs 528.934 million, however, the opposition later withdrew its cut motions on these grants. During the debate on cut motions, the members from opposition benches came down hard on the interior ministry and pointed out the poor law and order situation in the country. While suggesting the government to review its policy on war on terror, they said the security agencies lacked coordination. Various institutions like Nadra were being used to rig the elections in the AJK, they blamed. They said the establishment of counter-terrorism authority was still in the awaiting list. Those who spoke include Sardar Mahtab Abbasi, Abdul Qadir Baloch, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Barjis Tahir, Sheikh Rohail Asghar, Abid Sher Ali, Hanif Abbasi, Aftab Sherpao and others. Winding up the debate, Interior Minister Rehman Malik went furious in response to some allegations fixed on him by the opposition and urged the chair to convene an in camera session wherein he would expose those supporting Taliban. I want to expose terrorists who are present everywhere. Various forces are destablising the country, Malik said. He said he was firm to flush out terrorism which he termed as a cancer spreading in every nook and corner of the country, he added. I am not a liar. I had stated that Taliban are involved in the attack on Mehran Base and later they themselves claimed the responsibility, he said while responding to allegations leveled against him. The members may criticise his tie, hair or dressing but they should stop criticising the institutions, he warned. Referring to foreign aggression in Bajaur, Malik said every third or fourth day terrorists from Afghanistan intrude into Pakistan. This time we have killed 70 intruders. The government is also taking action against them and will continue doing so. The minister said TTP was responsible for terrorism in the country. The TTP recruits innocent small kids of 11 to 15 years old and prepares them as suicide bombers. It is now using young girls for the purpose as well, he added. They (TTP) are killers of children and the coming generations. We have to rise above politics and think as a nation to counter terrorism, he said. He said police being a provincial subject fell under the control chief ministers. However, if a dacoity happens somewhere in the provinces, I am blamed for it, he added. He briefed the House on the progress about the Karachi incident in which a young man was gunned down by Rangers, Abbottabad Operation and Salim Shehzads murder. Malik commended Nadra for identifying millions of fake votes in consultation with the chief election commissioner. He assured to hold fair and transparent elections. He belied allegations of making fake identity cards at Nadra, and said the authority had an electronic system which had no such provisions. Responding to opposition on cut motion debate for grants to the ministry of water and power, Syed Naveed Qamar said a total of 3,000 MW electricity had been added to the national grid during the last two years while completion of big energy projects including Diamir Bhasha Dam and uprising of Neelum-Jehlum would end gap between demand and supply of electricity. He said the government had completed 15 small power generation projects including Attock power generation, Atlas power, Angro power, Self power, Orient power Baoki, Nishat, Nisaht Junior, Sufari, Liberty, Habco Narowal, Fauji Dhorki and others from the year 2009 to 2011 thus generating 2,530 MW of electricity. Rejecting the claims of the opposition for not taking practical steps for power generation, Syed Naveed Qamar said 300 MW had been added from Chashma Nuclear Power Plan-11 and 100 MW from Khan Khwar. He said the government was also concentrating on hydel power generation and completion of Gomal Zam Dam, Sadpara dam, Jinnah Barrage, Neelum Jehlum, Gole and Role, expansion of Tarbela Dam, Diamir Bhasha Dam and Kuram Tangi Dam would help reduce the gap between demand and supply of electricity to a great extent. He said the government is concentrating both on hydel and thermal generation to get rid of loadshedding. Approval for wind power in Southern Sindh will be given during the next few days which would generate 1,000 to 1,500 MW electricity, he said. The minister said the government had reduced subsidy on electricity by Rs 50 billion. He said no such decision had been taken to give free electricity to the Wapda employees. He said whosoever would be found involved in electricity theft had to face stern action, adding the electricity theft should be treated as a social crime. About discrimination with Punjab in loadshedding, he said high line losses was reported in Punjab and if the government assured collection of bills from the industries and government departments then there would be zero loadshedding there. Syed Naveed Qamar said the issue of Indian hydro projects was in the international arbitration court and we would defend it. The minister said an agreement with Iran had been signed to double the capacity of 35 MW power to border towns of Balochistan while 100 MW would also be supplied to Gwadar.