ISLAMABAD - The Bank of Punjab report, portion of which was submitted before the Supreme Court on Thursday regarding lawyers, exonerated senior advocates Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada, Senator Waseem Sajjad and Ali Waseem, but said there is enough evidence of corruption available against former law minister Dr Babar Awan and ex-attorney general Malik Abdul Qayyum. A high-powered investigation team, led by Aftab Sultan, on the order of Supreme Court prepared a report on the corruption in the Haris Steel Mills. Sheikh Afzal, owner of Haris Steel Industries and the main accused in financial scam of Rs9 billion at BoP, has accused the lawyers of taking huge amount from him. According to Sh Afzal, the lawyers including former law minister besides taking fees, have taken money from him to give to the judges for getting verdicts in his favour. According to the report, PPP leader Dr Babar Awan and former AGP Malik Muhammad Qayyum extorted Rs 35 million and Rs 40 million respectively on the names of judges in Haris Steel Mills case. The report states that the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) was the competent forum, which could take disciplinary action against the accused lawyers. The Supreme Court on June 18, 2010, had appointed Aftab Sultan as the head of the team to probe into the scam, because the court was not satisfied with NABs investigation into the case. Haris Steel Mills had borrowed around Rs 8.4 billion from the BoP in 2008. It is alleged that BoPs senior management, including its former president Hamesh Khan had allowed Haris Steel Mills to skirt normal regulations on borrowing limits by voting to approve multiple loan requests of smaller sizes. Haris was arrested and brought back to Pakistan from the US on the SCs orders. Besides that the largest shareholders of Haris Steel Mills, Sheikh Afzal and his son Haris Afzal, were also extradited from Malaysia to face charges of defrauding the bank.