ISLAMABAD The Supreme Court on Monday categorically said that it would not pass any such order which might affect the early extradition of Hamesh Khan, main accused in Rs 9 billion Bank of Punjab scam case, from the United States. Hameshs lawyer seeking courts directions in early repatriation of his client from the US informed the apex court that his client wanted to join investigations in Pakistan. Hameshs case should not be preceded in the special tribunal, which was conducting the extradition hearing of his client in US, he contended. However, the Chief Justice, who headed a three-member bench of the apex court, observed that the apex court had nothing to do with matters which might affect the process of Hameshs extradition. He further said the court wanted to dispose of the case in this month. Justice Ch Ijaz Ahmed and Justice Ghulam Rabbani were the other judges of the bench, which issued directions after conducting proceedings on the main case. During the course of proceedings, the officials of National Accountability Bureau, Federal Investigation Agency, Foreign Offices Legal Director Azam Khan, Bank of Punjab (BoP) and Haris Steel Mills were directed to hold a meeting at NAB Chairman office and furnish a joint statement by 26th February. Earlier, Khawaja Haris, counsel for BoP, informed the bench that NAB authorities were charging 40 percent commission out of the recovered amount. However the NAB officials replied that it was charging 25 percent amount from the complainant and 15 percent from the accused as per its practice. Haris also contended that under pre-bargain provision under NAB Act, people often backed off from submitting the outstanding amount. On benchs query, Riffat Rauf, Director Finance Crime NAB, replied that he was not aware of such legal requirement or relevant laws. The Chief Justice remarked that NAB authorities should stop withdrawing salaries and start recovery instead when they were extracting such commissions. You were claiming that the Authority had been entitled to charge such commission as a reward for a commendable act, but first, you would have to prove that you did a commendable job, he said. If you demand such kind of commission, other departments would also come forward with similar demands in recognition of their accomplished tasks, he added. It is confiscation of public money. It belongs to the nation and should not be given away to NAB in this manner, he observed. However, the Chief Justice praised NAB investigation officer Aftab Ahmad on conducting thorough investigation and assisting the court as a thorough noble and professional officer in the whole process. The Chief Justice directed Khawaja Haris to file an application over the issue. The bench was also apprised that the principal amount stood at Rs 8.4 billion. FIA Legal Director Azam Khan apprised the bench that all the properties of the accused outside the country had been traced and attached. On this point, Justice Ghulam Rabbani remarked, It was also done under courts directions. Meanwhile, the court adjourned the hearing till 26th February. Earlier, on the last hearing, the bench was apprised that under its directives NAB and FIA authorities had apprised the bench that efforts were underway to deport Hamesh Khan from the United States.