ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court of Pakistan has directed the Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE) to pay Rs 10 million to the affectees of Mega Securities Private Limited within seven days. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Jawwad S Khawaja was hearing a suo motto case regarding a financial scam of Rs 70.17 million in ISE. Deputy Secretary Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE) Haris Niazi submitted that the ISE had shares worth Rs 1.4 million in the Mega Securities Limited and wanted to sell the same in the open market. He further said that the ISE intended to pay the amount directed by the court but said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had restrained them form doing the same. The court expressed its dissatisfaction over the performance of NAB in the case and said it had completely failed in recovering the amount. The court observed there was fraud within a fraud but the NAB was not investigating the case seriously. Justice Jawwad S Khawaja observed that NAB was established to eliminate corruption but it itself was involved in the menace. He said it was the fourth case before the apex court demonstrating the inability of the NAB. The NAB could not produce Lt Col (R) Jamshed, Director Mega Securities Private Limited in the court despite the courts orders. The court strictly warned NABs investigation officer in the case, Akhter Ali, to produce Jamshed on the next date of hearing. Jamshed had pledged to pay Rs 20.13 million while entering into plea bargain with the NAB, however, paid only Rs 7m.