ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the three main accused in Rs 9 billion Bank of Punjab loan scam to voluntarily appear before the court by July 21 besides directing Punjab government and NAB not to arrest them till further orders. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the case. The Chief Justice observed that it was final chance for Hamesh Khan, former president Bank of Punjab, Sheikh Afzal, owner of Haris Steel, and his son to appear before the court voluntarily. Otherwise, the court directed FIA and Ministry of Interior to make solid efforts for their extradition. The court also directed the DG of FIA to depute a senior official who would furnish progress report regarding extradition of the accused on daily basis to the Deputy Attorney General. The Deputy Attorney General, Shah Khawar submitted before the court that they were waiting for final report of Chairman NAB to initiate the process of extradition of Hamesh Khan and the two other accused. He, however, informed the court that a red warrant for Hamesh Khan, who, he said, had fled on US passport to USA, had already been issued through Interpol. He further said that FIR had been registered against a lady officer of the Peshawar Airport who, he said, had allegedly facilitated Hameshs exit. Khawar informed the court that Pakistan had extradition treaty with USA but had no such treaty with UK where the two other accused have taken refuge. However, he said there was a provision in Section 6 of the Extradition Act under which the UK government did honour request for extradition of the accused. He further said that under the Passport Act 1974, government could cancel passport of any citizen. He said that government could ask Pakistan High Commission in UK to provide emergency exit pass to Sheikh Afzal and his son. Advocate General Punjab Raza Farooq presented before the court Punjab governments report regarding evaluation of the properties of the owners of the Haris Steel Mills. The report stated that the accused had 129 pieces of property in various cities. The court, however, directed the Punjab government to re-evaluate the properties. The case was adjourned till July 21.