The Supreme Court has expressed dissatisfaction over a written reply of Interior Minister Rehman Malik on contempt of court notice issued in Pakistan Steel corruption case. The court said proceedings would continue on contempt of court notice.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in his remarks said court never intervened in the affairs of parliament.

Earlier, a two-member bench of Supreme Court heard Steel Mills corruption case. Rehman Malik was also present in the court. The interior minister submitted his written reply without lawyer.

Chief Justice while addressing Rehman Malik said you have no idea how much Steel Mills corruption case suffered because of you. Malik has informed the court that FIA is not eligible to audit Steel Mills therefore we are hiring a foreign firm.

In reply, chief justice said conducting audit of Steel Mills is not within the authority of interior minister. The court has adjourned the hearing till February 18 after Malik’s pleaded for lawyer.
The Nation