ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to Attorney General for Thursday (today) regarding suspending ex-Additional Director General FIA Zafar Ahmed Qureshi and transferring four FIA officers investigating National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) financial scam. The AG has been directed to place on record orders passed by Director General Federal Investigation Agency for transfer of officers - Javed Hussain Deputy Director, Muhammad Ahmed Assistant Director, Khalid Anees Assistant Director and Muhammad Sarwar Inspector - on July 1st after the passing of order by the apex court in presence of Azam Khan Director (Legal) FIA. The AGP was further ordered to produce notification for suspending Zafar Qureshi, while former ADG FIA was also issued notice to appear before the court. The AG was issued notice on the reports of transfer of four FIA officials as well as suspension of Zafar Qureshi, investigating NICL scam, published in various leading newspapers of the country on July 03 to 05, 2011. Qureshi was suspended from his position on July 4th. Zafar Qureshi reportedly believes that elements other than those involved in the Moonis Elahi case are equally responsible for his latest predicament. 'Federal Commerce Minister Amin Fahim, Interior Minister Rehman Malik and a son of an influential person are other people responsible for the suspension. During the investigation of the case it was revealed that Makhdoom Amin Fahim, his wife Ms.Rizwana Amin and his son Makhdoom Khaliluzaman obtained Rs 41 million from NICL accounts. After the publishing of report in this regard in media, PPP leader and Federal Minister for Commerce returned Rs 41 million, which they took through some agent. According to media report, Zafar Qureshi has stated: 'Mr Fahim and others fear that I may unearth their 'share in the NICL scam while Malik pressurised me to follow his instructions in future investigations. A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Pervaiz and Justice Amir Hani Muslim while hearing the suo moto regarding violation of Public Procurement Rules, 2004, which caused loss of billions of rupees to public exchequer by NICL, on July 1, 2011 had suspended the notification issued for transferring Zafar Qureshi from NICL financial scam. The Court had directed Director General FIA to provide full assistance to Qureshi for carrying out investigation of the cases registered at Lahore in respect of NICL scam. 'It had further directed that no interference of any nature whatsoever shall be caused either by DG FIA or by any other authority and he would take over the charge of the investigation of the cases of NICL scam at Lahore immediately and would be free to take all such steps and adopt all measures in discharge of his duties necessary for conducting transparent investigation, the court ordered. In the last hearing, during the proceeding Babar Awan, appearing on behalf of three Federal Secretaries - ex-Secretary Interior Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Secretary Establishment Division Abdul Rauf Chaudhry and Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Khushnood Lashari - informed the court that the Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, using his authority has dismissed the summary for reposting Zafar Qureshi in NICL case. The learned counsel had said the PM exercised his Constitutional and legal authority and that the government respected the judiciary. Zafar Qureshi was posted as ADG FIA and in that capacity he had commenced the investigation of financial scam, allegedly committed by responsible officers of Board of Governors of NICL. Qureshi interrogated NICL Chairman Ayaz Khan Niazi and was successfully able to recover Rs 1.74 billion. As the investigation was in progress in respect of other accused, including PML-Q leader Moonis Elahi, Qureshi was removed from the investigation and appointed as Director National Police Foundation. He was abruptly transferred on the pretext that after his promotion in Grade-21, he could not continue to supervise the case as a Director. On the court intervention, Qureshi was reposted as Additional DG FIA via notification on 24-01-2011. As the investigation was in progress Qureshi registered other cases against the persons directly or indirectly involved in the NICL scam, but Malik Muhammad Iqbal, who replaced Waseem Ahmed as DG FIA, instead of assisting Zafar Qureshi in making progress in criminal cases surprisingly wrote a letter to Secretary Ministry of Interior on April 16, 2011. The court noted that Ministry of Interior in a letter dated 16-04-2011 mentioning the letter written by DG FIA referred the matter to Cabinet Division for issuing the notification. The letter of MoI indicated the notification was issued on the intimation of DG FIA that the challans regarding the case has been submitted in the court, while the interim challan does not mean that the investigation has been completed. The Court ,therefore, issued contempt of court notice to Malik Iqbal under Article 204 of the Constitution read with Section 3 of Contempt of Court Ordinance 2003 for creating obstacle in the NICL investigation. The three Federal Secretaries were issued contempt notices for wilful defiance of apex court order in transferring Qureshi from NICL case. The Secretaries are accused of endorsing the letter written by Director General FIA Malik Iqbal, who has now been appointed chief of National Counter-Terrorism Authority, and issuance of notification for removing Qureshi from NICL case.