ISLAMABAD While meeting the Supreme Courts 24-hour deadline for implementing its verdict on the National Reconciliation Order (NRO), the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) finally has come out from the executive pressure, as the Chairman NAB on Wednesday informed the apex court that the Bureau had reopened the NRO beneficiaries cases including the Swiss cases. The Chairman NAB further informed the court that letters had been written to Swiss authority and the Attorney General of Geneva (Daniel Zappelli) in this regard, while 158 cases had been revived within the county after promulgation of the NRO judgment. The court observed that the convicted were not sent to jails while punishment was given to the criminals in only 10 cases. On this, Naveed Ahsan said an inquiry being initiated on April 18 against those prosecutors, who caused the release of the accused in the NRO-related cases, while severe action against Prosecutor General Dr Danishwar Malik has been taken. A seven members bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chua-dhry, Justice Tassadaq Hussain Jilani, Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Pervez, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Khalilur Rehman heard the case. It may be recalled here that the bench earlier had set 24-hour deadline for implementation of its 16 December verdict on NRO. Abid Zuberi, the counsel for NAB, apprised the SC that they had transmitted letters to the Swiss authorities and Attorney General of Geneva for reopening of the cases. He submitted a report of compliance and said the Bureau had taken steps for implementation of the courts orders in its letter and spirit. He said the NAB had transmitted two letters, one to the Swiss authorities and second to the Attorney General in Geneva requesting for resumption of the legal mutual assistance and restoring Government of Pakistans status as civil party to the damages. The Foreign Office has also been requested to extend its cooperation in this regard, he added. To benchs query about the details of cases in Spain, the AG said Pakistan did not send any request for these cases. The Chairman NAB said the Government of Pakistan had not taken back the case under the NRO but it was done during tenure of his predecessor. The Chief Justice appreciated NAB Chairmans initiative and said they were not personal against anyone. When the court enquired regarding the accountability courts, the AG said that the Law and Justice Division had been forwarded a summery to all high courts for formation of the additional courts. The court asked the AG to establish more courts at least two in the Capital and ensure the implementation of the SC verdict in its letter and spirit. He further informed that the Law Secretary had been contacted for an opinion on filing of a reference against Malik Qayyum, while the Attorney General informed the court that the reference against Malik would be filed in next few hours. The apex court adjourned the hearing till today (Thursday).