Supreme Court Friday suspended the transfer of Additional Director General (DG) Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Zafar Qureshi who was heading investigation team probing the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) scam. A three member bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Friday heard the case regarding contempt of court notices to three federal secretaries. Dr Babar Awan, lawyer to the federal secretaries who have been issued contempt of court notices by SC told the court that Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani under the law of division of power, using his authority, has rejected the summary regarding bringing back Zafar Qureshi into NICL scam investigation team. Babar Awan said Prime Minister Gilani was only exercising his constitutional and legal authority and that the government respected the judiciary. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in his remarks said that the court was showing patience towards government despite repeated violation of its directives. He said that the government should realize that it doesn't seem to be serious in implementing the courts decision. Iftikhar Chaudhry said that official record was itself a proof that the government has turned deaf ears to almost all the decisions made by the Apex Court. The Chief Justice remarked that the officer has recovered 1.75 billion rupees to the national exchequer, which was record recovery in a criminal case. The Supreme Court suspending the transfer of Additional DG FIA Zafar Qureshi, urged him to assist the court in the NICL scandal. The court has also sought a report within 15 days in this regard. Earlier on April 16, former DG FIA Malik Iqbal had written a letter to the interior ministry on the NICL investigation, informing it about the submission of interim challans to the relevant courts and about some recovery. Consequently, the cabinet division issued a notification on April 18 transferring Qureshi to the NPF despite the fact that the investigation was in progress. Malik Iqbal was later indicted by the apex court in a contempt of court case on June 3 for issuing orders which led to the transfer of Qureshi. Malik Iqbal created hurdles in the investigation of NICL and played a role in removal of Qureshi, Chief Justice Iftikhar had observed while indicting the former FIA chief.