ISLAMABAD Though the Supreme Courts short order against the NRO contains various directions in black and white, yet the government is still waiting for the detailed judgment to proceed accordingly. The short order clearly directs for reinstitution of Swiss cases against President Asif Ali Zardari and others as well as taking action against former Attorney General Malik Qayyum for exceeding his authority while communicating with the Swiss Attorney General for withdrawal of the mentioned cases. However, the government has so far taken no steps to implement these and other orders of the Supreme Court in its verdict against the NRO, as the Secretary Law stated the government was waiting for the detailed judgment. We would comply with the orders of the Supreme Court but once the detailed judgment comes out, Justice (Retd) Riaz Kiani said while talking to TheNation on Tuesday. The Secretary did not wait to answer the next question as to why the government was not implementing the above-mentioned clear-cut orders, and dropped down the line. State Minister for Law Afzal Sindhu refused to talk on phone while Dr Babar Awan could not be contacted despite several attempts. A senior lawyer of the Supreme Court preferring not to be named said Ministry of Law could proceed against Malik Qayyum under charges of cheating and fraud while the Pakistan Bar Council could take action against him for professional misconduct under the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973. He said communicating with foreign countries was job of the Chairman NAB under the NAB Ordinance and that the former Attorney General should have better informed the then President Musharraf that he (Malik Qayyum) was not a competent authority to withdraw the Swiss cases. It is pertinent to mention here that Malik Qayyum had told the Supreme Court during the hearing of NRO case that he had communicated to the Swiss Attorney General for withdrawal of Swiss cases under verbal orders of the then president. Being top counsel of the government, it was a sort of misconduct under Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act 1973 on the part of former attorney general that he did not apprise government on relevant provisions of the Law, the lawyer said. Apart from waiting for the detailed judgment, the government is also not clear on implementation mechanism of the short order. A senior official of the Ministry of Law told on condition of anonymity that the government was not yet clear on how to proceed against Malik Qayyum and to proceed under which sections of the Law. Similar is the case with Supreme Courts order for reinstitution of Swiss cases, the official said.