ISLAMABAD (INP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday issued contempt of court notices to Interior Secretary Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Establishment Secretary Abdul Rauf Chaudhry and Prime Ministers Principal Secretary Khushnood Lashari under section 17 of the contempt of court law in the multi-billion-rupee corruption case regarding the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL). They have been asked why Additional DG FIA Zafar Qureshi, who was an investigation officer in NICL scam, was quickly transferred on verbal orders. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing the contempt of court matter against former DG FIA Malik Iqbal. Malik Iqbal was charged with contempt of court for transferring Zafar Qureshi on June 08 and the court reserved the verdict for June 16. During the hearing, the court directed the officials to submit their replies by June 23 and after the replies the apex court would proceed with the reserved judgment. Interior Secretary Chaudhry Qamaruz Zaman, Establishment Division Secretary Abdul Rauf Chaudhry and Prime Ministers Principal Secretary were issued contempt notices after they failed to satisfy the apex court over transfer of Zafar Qureshi in haste and on verbal orders. The notices were issued after a response from recently transferred DG FIA Malik Muhammad Iqbal in a contempt notice over attempting to transfer Zafar Ahmed Qureshi, an officer who was investigating the scam. Earlier, the court had indicted Malik Iqbal for interfering in judicial affairs by writing a letter to the interior ministry which resulted in the transfer of Qureshi. The court had expressed displeasure at Malik Iqbals failure to get cancelled the transfer orders of Qureshi to the National Police Foundation (NPF). The federal government recently transferred and posted FIA DG Malik Muhammad Iqbal as the head of the National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA).