ISLAMABAD The Supreme Court is scheduled to take up important constitutional and legal matters pertaining to 18th Amendment and NRO related cases, from today while legal and political minds termed this week very crucial in the constitutional, parliamentary and judicial history of the country. The government has constituted a panel of eminent lawyers, including Wasim Sajjad, Dr Abdul Basit and Barrister Bacha to defend the Federation in the constitutional petitions in the apex court. The nation is anxiously awaiting the courts decision as Law Minister Babar Awan was summoned to apprise the court of the governments intention pertaining to the implementation of the court verdict on NRO, particularly, re-opening of Swiss graft charges of $60 million against President Asif Ali Zardari. A 17-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry would take up a set of petitions against the 18th Amendment. Pakistan Muslim League-Zia President and former Federal Minister Ijazul Haq has challenged various clauses of the 18th Amendment. He has prayed that the amendments made through the 18th Amendment in articles 1(2)(a), 17, 51(6) (d)&(e) read with articles 106(3)(c), 63 (g) &(h), 63-A and 175-A may kindly be declared as illegal, unconstitutional.