ISLAMABAD - The high-powered investigation team probing Bank of Punjab Rs 9 billion loan scam has submitted its voluminous report with the apex court. According to sources, the reports contain 5,000 pages and each word of it is worth reading. They said that new names and new linkages had been exposed in the report. They said after the submission of report now the case of Haris Steel Mill would be fixed. The Supreme Court on June 18, 2010 appointed Aftab as the head of investigation team to probe into Rs 9 billion Bank of Punjab (BoP) loan scam, because the court had expressed dissatisfaction over NABs investigation into the case. Haris Steel Mills had borrowed up to Rs 8.4 billion from the Bank of Punjab in 2008 while not providing adequate collateral. It is alleged that the banks senior management, including former president BoP Hamesh Khan, had allowed the company to skirt normal regulations on borrowing limits by voting to approve multiple loan requests of smaller sizes. Hamesh Khan was arrested and brought back to Pakistan from the US on the Supreme Courts orders. Besides that the largest shareholders of Haris Steel Mills, Sheikh Afzal and his son Haris Afzal, were also extradited from Malaysia to face charges of defrauding the bank. The NAB sources told The Nation that before the investigation handed over to the team they had made good recovery of the embezzled amount. The NAB was able to recover Rs 6.8 billion in its investigations, but the new team, headed by Aftab Sultan, did not make any progress regarding the recovery of the money. It has been learnt that NAB has expressed its dissatisfaction over the high-powered team. The sources said that the high-powered investigation team had not shared any information about the progress of the investigation with the bureau and made it clear that they were not answerable to NAB. The members of the team had decided not to share the progress of the investigations with NAB due to their mistrust in the bureau. Expressing apprehensions, a NAB official on condition of anonymity said that all the progress made by the bureau in the BoP loan scam case during its investigation would be wasted.