ISLAMABAD The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the hearing into the Bank of Punjab (BoP) case till June 16. Earlier, the government defying the SC orders, refused to relieve Secretary Narcotics Control Tariq Khosa to head the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation team probing Rs9 billion Bank of Punjab loan scam. A three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry and comprised Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday and Justice Ghulam Rabbani is hearing the BoP scam case. The court was informed that the names of three officials have been proposed to head the probe including CCPO Karachi Waseem Ahmed, Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Fayyaz Ahmed and Additional IG Lahore Aftab Sultan. The court then formed a four-member bench to finalise the investigation officer in keeping with the governments recommendation. On May 28, the apex court had ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) that the investigations into the case be handed over to Narcotics Control Secretary Tariq Khosa. However, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, in his reply to the NAB request, said Khosa could not be assigned the probe. Prime Minister in his statement said that Tariq Khosa was handling an important responsibility, and therefore, could not be handed over the investigation. However, Justice Ramday asked the attorney general if the Narcotics Control Ministry was so sensitive before Tariq Khosas posting. Syed Tahir Shahbaz, Joint Secretary Establishment Division, submitted a letter before the apex court relating with Establishment Division stance over alleviation to NAB. In the letter the court was informed that former DG FIA Tariq Khosa could not head the NAB probe team as he was holding sensitive responsibilities in the Narcotics Control Ministry. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry in his remarks said, We have no personal interests in this regard adding that the apex courts recommendation of Tariq Khosa should have been implemented. Justice Khalilur Rahman Ramday said if the government did not follow the Supreme Courts orders, a time would come when no one in the country would respect the courts decisions. We should expel the impression of discord, adding system will work without interruption, the CJP remarked addressing the Attorney General that he could better understand that Law Minister was under allegations therefore the court passed such orders. Justice Ghulam Rabbani in his remarks asked the Attorney General why good, honest and competent people were not let do their work. Would you people not appear before Almighty Allah one day, he asked. This whole exercise is for national interest if implementation over courts verdicts is halted by high-ups then everybody has right to defy the courts decision and this would not be even acceptable for that person who is behind this mess. Such defying conduct on part of the federation can trigger anarchy in every nook and corner of the country, he remarked. Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday in his remarks said that under the article 202 of the Constitution the court has authority to nominate any person as investigation officer including Attorney General.