LAHORE - Federal courts especially in Punjab are working without proper arrangement of record keeping of the cases as the authorities concerned have yet to avail any space for the purpose, TheNation has learnt. Officials working in federal courts like banking, anti-terrorism courts and FIA court confided to TheNation that so far no proper record keeping has been ensured in the said courts. The helping staff working in courts is also working under threats in case of disappearance or loss of any important references and cases, they said. They further disclosed that it was essential to keep the record 'safe as in any emergency it could be difficult to locate or search out the files of important cases. They added that the possibility of stealing record of the references and embezzlement cases due to poor record keeping measures. The officials further disclosed that record of references and important cases might be stolen with the changing scenario of the governments because most of the politicians even high-profile officers are also facing corruption cases in banking and accountability courts like Hamesh Khan, former president of Bank of Punjab. Different MNAs and MPAs as well as their relatives are facing the charges of corruption like Adil Salim, the son-in-law of former MPA Iqbal Tikka. It is pertinent to mention here that many references were also reopened with the abolition of law of NRO, and the accused were took a sigh of relief with the promulgation of the NRO, had to come back to face the references and cases filed against them during different political regimes (governments) like property scam of Qasr-e-Zauq. As close relative of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, Sohail Zia Butt, and Ch Moonis Elahi, son of former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, have also been trialed in federal courts for the alleged corruption reported against them. As only National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Punjab had filed 42 references against below mentioned accused persons involved in different cases in year 2010. The accused persons include Muhammad Afzal DIG (r) Prisons Ch Liaqat Ali, ex-Session Judge M A Baig. ex-secretary Worker Welfare Board Punjab, Tariq Masud, ex-senior Civil Judge, Seema Munawar, ex-additional advocate general Punjab Muhammad Sultan alias Sheikh Sanath, a notorious fraudster and others. Different court officials said that abovementioned names with the allegedly embezzled amounts showed the importance of the record keeping of the cases. Regarding anti-terrorism courts, they said it was must for the government to keep the record.