ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that Government wants to maintain cordial relations with judiciary and other state institutions and, once again, expressed his resolve to implement the Supreme Court verdict in National Reconciliation Ordinance case. While chairing a high-level meeting on Wednesday at PMs Secretariat to review the progress so far made on the implementation of Supreme Court judgement on NRO, Premier Gilani said that Government was committed to uphold the supremacy of Constitution and rule of law which, according to him, was only possible when all the state institutions would perform duties remaining within their defined ambit. The others who attended the meeting included Federal Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Dr Zaheeruddin Babar Awan, Attorney General Anwar Mansoor, Chairman NAB Naved Ahsan, and Secretary Law Justice (Retd) Muhammad Aqil Mirza. During the meeting, Chairman NAB Naved Ahsan had presented his resignation and it was decided that he would continue to perform his duties till the appointment of new Chairman NAB. It was further decided that the appointment on this slot would be made in consultation with Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly by Premier Gilani in the light of Charter of Democracy. The meeting was informed that the services of Abdul Baseer Qureshi, Additional Prosecutor General NAB, had also been dispensed with in compliance of Supreme Court orders. Whereas a process to remove Dr Danishwar Malik, Prosecutor General NAB, has already been initiated as he has undergone open-heart surgery and is presently hospitalised. In pursuance thereof, a show cause notice has been issued and a Committee has been constituted to take further action in accordance with law. The meeting was informed that a total of 146 cases were reregistered under the NAB Ordinance 1999, which had been shelved under the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), 2007. The meeting was further informed that in line with the judgement of the apex court, all these cases had already been reopened and revived. The meeting was further apprised that 21 cases, which were under investigation and closed in pursuance of the NRO, had now been reopened. The meeting was also informed that in compliance with the Supreme Court directions to submit weekly reports on the progress of the accountability trials, it was revealed that the relevant quarters had submitted 8 weekly reports so far and the last one was submitted on February 19, 2010. On the point of action against former attorney general Malik Muhammad Qayyum, the meeting was informed that he was no more holding this office and now practicing as a senior advocate of the Supreme Court, therefore under the Legal Practice and Bar Council Act 1976 his case would be sent to the Pakistan Bar Council for further action. In this regard a letter had already been sent to the Pakistan Bar Council. The legal, constitutional and international law relating to Swiss cases also came under review and particularly the final closure of the cases by the Swiss authorities was also deliberated upon. On the progress of implementation of the decisions of the Supreme Court, the Prime Minister said that the Government wanted to maintain cordial relations with the judiciary and other institutions of the state for establishing congenial atmosphere in the larger national interest. He directed the Ministry of Law that he should be regularly apprised of any other action if required to be taken in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Court.