LAHORE - A contempt of court petition has been moved in the Supreme Court against federation of Pakistan and Federal Law Minister Dr Babar Awan for creating hurdle in implementation of Supreme Court verdict on National Reconciliation Ordinance. Petitioner Syed Feroz Shah Gilani Advocate filed the petition at the Lahore Registry of Supreme Court, submitting the federal law minister is showing defiance of the court orders publicly. The petitioner prayed the court should initiate proceeding against the law minister under article 204 of the constitution and under contempt of court Act 1976 and award maximum punishment to him. The petitioner submitted that Supreme Court in its judgment of December 16 2009 inter alia had directed the federal government to write to Swiss authorities to reopen the money laundering cases. The petitioner said the federal government ignored the courts orders and strongly criticised the courts and his outburst was shown on media. The petitioner submitted the conduct and statements of Babar Awan had openly abused, interfered with and obstructed in the implementation of the courts orders, which amounts to a contempt of court. The petitioner said the law minister had scandalised the court by his outbursts and tone and tarnished the image of the court. The petitioner said Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan on April 2 stated in national press that Babar Awan as a law minister created hurdles in the implementation of the directions of the Supreme Court and did not allow him to write letter to Swiss authorities as per court orders.