ISLAMABAD - There is a high level of contradiction in the tall claims and the practical steps on the part of government for implementing the SC decision, as almost three months have elapsed but the government has still not de-notified the six judges who had taken oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order on November 3, 2007. While addressing the National Assembly on Monday, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had specifically stated: There can be no clash between the judiciary and the parliament. He said his government had always respected the judgments of the Supreme Court and implemented them in letter and spirit. And it will continue to do so in future as well. But the apex courts judgment, passed by six member larger bench on May 18, to cancel the notification of dysfunctional PCO judges of the high courts which the parliament had not validated under 18th and 19th constitutional amendments, had not been implemented so far. Seeking anonymity, a constitutional expert stated the government had opened another front of confrontation by not implementing the judiciary decision on PCO judges. The sources confided to TheNation that a former minister had advised the government not to de-notify the PCO judges as agreed earlier by the top officials of the law ministry. They said in the last cabinet meeting the former federal minister had stated that PCO judges could neither be appointed through executive order nor dismissed. He said the role of this ex-minister had always been dubious, adding first he created tension between the judiciary and the executive and then made efforts to ease it through the backdoor channels. Just few days had rolled by after normalisation of relations between the two important pillars of the state that the government had again created a justification of confrontation with the judiciary by not implementing the SC judgment, he concluded. The sources stated that in view of non-compliance with court orders, the Supreme Court had issued notices to Attorney General of Pakistan Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq and Ministry of Law and Justice Secretary Masood Chishti for Friday. Justice Amir Hani Muslim had heard the matter on July 26 in his chamber wherein the government had assured the honourable judge that it would implement the verdict in letter and spirit but the PCO judges were never de-notified. Justice Amir Hani Muslim, therefore, forwarded the matter to Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry for further action. Taking notice of the non-implementation of its verdict, the CJ fixed the hearing of the case tomorrow (Friday) in Courtroom No 1. A four-member SC bench comprising Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Tariq Parvez and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain on February 2 had decided to proceed against the dysfunctional judges by framing contempt charges from February 21. But Justice (r) Abdul Hameed Dogar, Justice Sayed Zahid Hussain, Justice (r) Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry, Justice Hamid Ali Shah, Justice Hasnat Ahmed Khan, Justice Syed Shabbar Raza Rizvi, Justice Yasmin Abbasey and Justice Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah had filed intra-court appeals which were heard by a five-member bench of the apex court. Later Justice (r) Abdul Hameed Dogar and Justice Sayed Zahid Hussain submitted unconditional apology before the court, while the remaining judges appeals were dismissed on May 18.