LAHORE Hamesh Khan, the main accused in Bank of Punjab (BoP) Rs9 billion scam, is being pressed by the Punjab government to become approver against the former regime in the case, knowledgeable sources claimed on Wednesday. They said the other six accused, including Muhammad Ziaul Haq, Nauman Arif, Haroon Aziz, Aziz Ahmad, Shoaib Qureshi and Adil Khan facing same charges had been granted bail by the Lahore High Court (LHC) on the grounds that initiation of inquiry/investigation by the NAB authorities was illegal. The court in its decision said, It is case of imprudent loan. The NAB authorities can conduct inquiry/investigation of the case on reference from the governor of State Bank of Pakistan as required under Section 31/D of the NAB Ordinance 1999. It is worth mentioning that the abovementioned six officials were serving on key posts in the BOP, like general manager and chief manager, and belonged to influential families but Hamesh Khan himself reported the case to the NAB against them. The sources claimed that Hamesh returned to Pakistan from the United States voluntarily after a treaty signed between the Pakistan and the US governments that only the NAB would investigate him but on his arrival the case has been entrusted to a senior police officer who is an additional IGP of Punjab. How can we expect justice from him justice when the Punjab government is pressurising Hamesh Khan to become approver against the former government, said a family member, adding that former prosecutor general Irfan Qadir in the Supreme Court had termed the case as politically motivated. Sources in Camp jail claimed that Hamesh Khan was being kept in a cell of measuring 6x6 feet with four other hardened criminals. The counsel of Hamesh said though the high court had granted permission to give a better class facility to his client but the Punjab government was also not ready to implement the order. When this scribe contacted Additional IGP Aftab Sultan and asked there was a treaty between the Pakistan and the US governments that only the NAB would investigate Hamesh he said as per section 27 of NAB Ordinance 1999, the chairman NAB or person authorised by him could seek full and complete assistance from any department, organisation, office. He said as the report would be submitted to the Supreme Court, every aspect was being compiled very carefully, adding that the report would be completed soon.