Pak SC gives 'last chance' for implementing verdicts
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has given "a last chance" to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman to file a progress report on the implementation of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) verdicts.
Despite being warned by the Supreme Court about the implementation of the NRO verdict, the Pakistani Law Ministry looks determined to block the reopening of Swiss corruption cases against President Asif Zardari and others.
On Friday, a three-member bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed and Justice Ghulam Rabbani expressed displeasure over the implementation of the NRO verdict.
NAB Chairman Naved Ahsan claimed that he was under the impression that certain court directives were to be implemented by the attorney general or the Law Ministry.
The Daily Times quoted the bench, as saying that it was giving the NAB chairman a chance because of his assurance that all necessary steps would be taken to implement the NRO directives.
The court also warned the NAB chairman of a pay freeze in case he failed to implement the court directives.