ISLAMABAD The Government on Thursday, in a shameless manner, refused to implement the verdict of 17-member bench of Supreme Court regarding National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) issued on the 16th of December last year. Attorney General Molvi Anwarul Haq informed the apex court that the cases against President Asif Ali Zardari in the Swiss courts had been closed, therefore, neither the Government had written a letter to the Swiss authorities nor there was a need of it. The AG presented a written reply on behalf of the Law Secretary regarding the NRO case. On this, the court observed that the then Chairman National Accountability Bureau and former attorney general had misled the Government in this regard. On this, a five-member bench of the Supreme Court has summoned the Chairman NAB and Secretary Law on May 13 regarding reopening of the Swiss cases that also included graft charges of $ 60 million against President Asif Ali Zardari. The bench comprising Justice Nasirul Mulk, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Rahmat Hussain Jafferi and Justice Tariq Parvez heard the suo motu case against non-compliance of the NRO verdict. Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk remarked that the Supreme Court, in its judgment, directed the Federal and provincial governments to comply with the orders and reopen the cases against the NRO beneficiaries. The apex court observed that the Secretary Ministry of Law and Justice was ordered to implement NRO judgment on April 1, when he appeared before the court. He was also asked about the steps taken by the Government regarding implementation of the NRO verdict. Justice Jawad S Khawaja said that almost six months had lapsed but no government official had taken step to reopen the cases against NRO beneficiaries. Justice Tariq Pervez said that the Government was bound to implement the courts orders. He said that the Attorney General, being a representative of the Government, was asked to contact the Swiss Government. Justice Raja Fayyaz said that the Government was not taking the orders regarding implementation of the verdict on the NRO seriously, adding that how many years the Government wanted to take in this regard.