LAHORE - As a result of Supreme Courts historical judgment on Friday, six judges of the apex court would cease to hold offices, five would go back to their respective high courts and matter of three judges would be referred to Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). Supreme Court of Pakistan has also sent 34 judges of the Lahore High Court (LHC) home who had either taken oath under the PCO or were appointed with the consultation of Abdul Hameed Dogar as the chief justice, while the fate of 14 judges would be decided by the SJC, bringing the number of LHC judges to 22. But all the 14 judges who passed the judgement would remain safe and sound as none of them is carrying the stigma of PCO or appointee of Justice Dogar. They include Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday, Justice Mian Shakir ullah Jan, Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani, Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed, Justice Ch Ijaz Ahmed, Justice Ghulam Rabbani, Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui and Justice Jawwad S Khawaja. Before November 3 PCO, the number of SC judges was fixed at 17 but the PP-led coalition government had increased the number to 29 through a finance bill but the Supreme Court have also declared it as illegal. Interestingly, four out of these 14 judges had also taken oath from Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar after accepting governments offer of fresh appointment. They include Justice Mian Shakir ullah Jan, Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani, Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan and Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk. But after Justice Iftikhars reinstatement, these re-appointed judges were restored to pre-3rd November, 2007, position through a notification issued on June 4 to remove constitutional hurdle that would have blocked their way as a result of this judgement. This notification was issued on the recommendation of the CJP Justice Iftikhar that put them at par with other judges who were restored along with Justice Iftikhar on March 17. Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar and Justice M Javed Buttar would also remain in the SC but their cases would be referred to SJC for violating the seven-member bench judgement. Justice Sayed Zahid Hussain had taken PCO oath as a judge of the Lahore High Court and later was made chief justice LHC. He was promoted to the SC on the recommendation of CJP Iftikhar; therefore, he would continue working, as an apex court judge but his matter would also be sent to the SJC for taking PCO oath. From 11 remaining judges six would cease to hold offices immediately because they had attained superannuation (62 years in case of a high court judge) and could not be sent back to their respective high courts as working judges. They are: Justice Ijaz-ul-Hassan, M Qaim Jan Khan, Justice Sheikh Hakim Ali, Justice M Farrukh Mahmud, Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam and Justice Hamid Farooq. Meanwhile, five judges would be reverted to their respective high courts. They include Justice Sakhi Hussain Bokhari to LHC, Justice Chaudhry Ijaz Yousaf to Balochistan High Court, while Justice Musa K Leghari, Justice Zia Pervez and Justice Syed Zawar Hussain Jaffery would return back to the Sindh High Court. On the other hand, at present 54 judges are working in the LHC and 34 of them are hit by the landmark judgment and they would not hold their offices from August 3 because no judicial work is done on Saturdays. All of these judges have been removed on the ground that they were appointed through the consultation of Abdul Hameed Dogar who according to the 14-member bench judgement was never the chief justice of Pakistan. Eight of these 34 judges were appointed on December 14, 2007 when the emergency and PCO were in place. These judges are called 'pure PCO judges. They include Justice Zubda-ul-Hassan, Justice Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry, Justice Khawaja Farooq Saeed, Justice M Akram Qureshi, Justice Khurshid Anwar Bhindar, Justice Mazhar Hussain Minhas, Justice Saif-ur-Rehman and Justice Ali Hassan Rizvi. After their appointment, the PCO was lifted on very next day on December 15 and the next appointments in the LHC were made on February 9, 2008. These 10 judges though took oath under restored Constitution but their constitutional consultee under Article 193 of the Constitution was Justice Dogar. These judges have also been sent packing. They are: Justice M Ashraf Bhatti, Justice Rana Zahid Mahmood, Justice Kazim Ali Malik, Justice Hafiz Tariq Nasim, Justice Khalil Ahmed, Justice MA Zafar, Justice Malik Saeed Ijaz, Justice Syed Shaheen Masud Rizvi, Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi and Justice M Ahsan Bhoon. Meanwhile, the general election took place and the PPP formed government in centre and appointed another 16 judges on March 2 earlier this year. Most of these judges were affiliated with the ruling party. But these judges also met the same fate of other judges as they were again appointed with consultation of Justice Dogar. These include Justice Pervez Ali Chawala, Justice Habib ullah Shakir, Justice Nazir Ahmed Ghazi, Justice Abdul Sattar Goraya, Justice Syed Ihtash Qadir Shah, Justice Jamila Jahannoor Aslam, Justice Mahmood Akhtar Khan, Justice Jamshaid Rehmat ullah, Justice Pervez Inayat Malik, Justice Arshad Mahmood, Justice Irfan Qadir, Justice Syed Zulfiqar Ali Bokhari, Justice Ch Naeem Masood, Justice Anwar-ul-Haq Pannun, Justice Raja Shafqat Abbasi and Justice Imtiaz Rasheed Siddiqui. Meanwhile, the cases of 14 judges of LHC would be referred to the SJC on the charge of violating order of the seven-member bench passed on November 3 under which the PCO was struck down. These judges were permanent judges before the promulgation of November 3 PCO and they could not be sacked straightaway because the SC in its decision on 20 July 2007 had held that a judge could only be removed through SJC. They are Justice Mian Najam-uz-Zaman, Justice Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq, Justice Nasim Sikandar, Abdul Shakoor Paracha, Justice Muhammad Khalid Alvi, Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, Justice Syed Shabbar Raza Rizvi, Justice Hamid Ali Shah, Justice Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah, Justice Tariq Shamim, Justice Syed Asghar Haider and Justice Hasnat Ahmed Khan. Justice Syed Sakhi Hussain Bokhari and Justice M Bilal Khan were also permanent judges but they took oath under the PCO. Afterwards, Bilal was made Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) and Justice Bokhari was promoted to the SC. They both would be reverted to their positions in the LHC but their cases would also be sent to the SJC. Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court Justice Kh Muhammad Sharif and only seven other judges have no hurdle in their ways, as they never took oath under the PCO. It is pertinent to mention that justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and Justice Umar Ata Bandial had accepted the PPP government offer to take fresh oath with the consultation of Justice Dogar. But the CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry after his restoration got these judges restored through a notification issued by President Zardari on June 4. As per this notification, these judges were restored from November 2 position. Had this notification was not issued these judges would also be hit by the judgment because Justice Dogar was their consultee before June 4. Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman were also restored along with CJP Justice Iftikhar in March. Bari Baloch from Quetta adds: All five judges of the Balochistan High Court (BHC) have been affected by the historical decision of a 14-members bench of the Supreme Court. Five judges including Chief Justice Amanullah Khan Yaseenzai were working in the BHC against existing 12 sanctioned vacancies. They had all taken oath under the PCO after imposition of emergency plus by Pervez Musharraf. The other judges of Balochistan High Court who have been affected due to the decision of Supreme Court are Justice Ahmed Khan Lashari, Justice Akhtar Zaman Malghani, Justice Nadir Khan and Justice Kelosh Noth Kohli. Under the decision of Supreme Court, all the judges of the provincial high court have been stopped from working; therefore, no judge will be available in BHC from Saturday. Constitutional experts say Balochistan would face a judicial crisis till appointment of new judges. Meanwhile, some official sources said appointment new judges was expected by Sunday. Monitoring Desk adds: According to a private TV channel, 26 PCO judges in Sindh High Court were sent home along with nine at Peshawar High Court and eight of IHC.