28 May 2012. The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has issued contempt of court notice to Interior Minister Rehman Malik on violating court’s orders in Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) corruption case, Geo News reported.
According to sources, the SC issued contempt notice to the interior minister on constituting a new investigating team in PSM corruption case without court’s consent.
The court has directed him to respond in two weeks.
The SC issued the contempt notice while announcing the verdict in a suo moto case regarding an alleged corruption of Rs 26 billion in the PSM today. The verdict was announced by Justice Tariq Pervaiz.
The court expressed complete dissatisfaction over the investigations conducted by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and ordered to transfer the case to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The apex court ordered the NAB chief to carry out investigations under his supervision and to conclude the case in three months. The SC also ordered to cancel the bail of accused in the case.
On March 15, a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, reserved judgement in this regard.