Supreme Court Tuesday declared the LNG contract ineffective and ordered restart of the process of awarding the contract after consultation with the prime minister. A bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry held suo moto proceedings of the case. Chief Justice in his remarks during the proceedings said that the process should be initiated again after consultation with prime minister. He said that the process of awarding the new contract should be transparent and if the rules allow the prime minister should chair the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC ) to settle the matters in a proper way.