ISLAMABAD The National Accountability Bureau (NAB)s letter for revival of the cases against Asif Ali Zardari could not be sent to the Swiss authorities due to cold response of the Federal Ministry for Law and Justice. On this, the Supreme Court on Thursday observed that the Ministry was not really interested in implementation of its December 16, 2009 verdict. The apex court asked the Attorney General regarding hurdles in his way of implementation of its verdict on NRO, as neither the diplomatic channels were activated for this purpose nor reference could be filed against former AG Malik Qayyum, who played criminal role in withdrawal of the Swiss cases. A seven-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chuadhry and comprising Justice Tassadaq Hussani Jillani, Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Chuadhry Ijaz Ahmad, Justice Tariq Pervez, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday while hearing this case directed the law Ministry to activate all diplomatic channels for the revival of the cases. The CJ said that it would have to adopt set procedure by utilising diplomatic channels for the correspondence between the two sovereign states. It would have to seek consent of the Government and involve the Foreign Office into the issue, unless the case was processed legally it would have no legal value, he added. Showing its dissatisfaction over the contents of letter written to the Swiss authorities by NAB, the court observed, You (Secretary) had to draft it correctly and also claim its ownership. The court objected sending of Malik Qayyums case to the FIA, saying that proceedings against him would be initiated by the NAB. The bench, in its order, said that the proceedings against Malik Qayyum should be initiated under relevant Section 9 (vi) of the National Accountability Ordinance and not under Anti Money Laundering Ordinance 2007. Attorney General Anwar Mansoor informed the apex court regarding odd conduct of the Law Minister Babar Awan in this regard. On this, apex court summoned Law Ministrys Secretary Justice (Retd) Aaqil Mirza. He informed the court that he received three envelops from the Foreign Office Secretary previous night. Tow envelops among them were for the Swiss authorities but one was for him in which the FO sought the Law Ministry opinion for sending these letters to Geneva. The court asked the Secretary why the Law Ministry did not follow the well-settled procedure and it directed him for the same. In his remarks, the CJ asked him to follow the same procedure to communicate with the Swiss authorities, which was earlier adopted for the withdrawal of cases. The court directed the Government to write Swiss Authorities in details as it did in the past for the withdrawal of the cases. The Secretary Law was directed to submit a report with the Registrar office till April 5. The hearing was adjourned till date in office on his request.