LAHORE-PML-N Quaid Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has announced his party's participation in the Long March which is planned by lawyers on March 9 as part of their efforts to reinstate the deposed judges. He called upon all sections of the society including political workers to join the Long March with the same spirit and fervour as exhibited last year. He expressed these views while addressing the ceremony in connection with 103rd Foundation Day of PML held under the auspices of Nazria-i-Pakistan Trust at Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehreek-e-Pakistan here on Saturday. Editor-in-Chief The Nation Majid Nizami presided over the ceremony. Sartaz Aziz, Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal, Malik Riaz, Mian Marghoob Ahmed, Naseer Ahmed Bhutta, Ajasam Sharif and PML(N) workers were present on the occasion. 'It is high time to get our acts together to ignite the passion that revived democracy in the country. The passion has the power to change the fate of the country', he added. He reiterated his demand that former President General Pervez Musharraf should be given exemplary punishment by taking back all his medals and perks for his 'unforgivable' steps that destroyed the Constitution, removed a democratic govt, imposed emergency plus Martial Law, sacked judges and held Parliament as hostage to prolong his rule. He ruled out the possibility of merger of PML (Q) with PML(N). 'We would have better joined hands with Musharraf long before instead of now shaking hands with his proteges'. He said that PML (N) would hold a Central Executive Committee (CWC) meeting which would take final decision on this count. Decision will be taken on merit, he added. He said that solution of all problems lies in the implementation of Charter of Democracy(COD). He reiterated his request to PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari to 'come on track', saying still there is time to implement Charter of Democracy. However, he urged Zardari to harness his energy and potential for establishing genuine democracy before it was too late. He claimed 'we do not have personal grudge with anybody. We are ready to take any step for the strengthening of country'. He said 'being a free nation we have to promise with ourselves that we will never ever be silent spectators while a dictator steps into derail democracy'. He said that PML(N) did not accept the judges appointed by a dictator. 'These judges do not have courage to undo the action of dictator'. 'We need such courts that could dispense the justice on merit and without any delay of time', he added. He said that PML (N) fully supported in the lawyers movement and would continue to support it until the judiciary was reinstated. He praised the lawyers movement, saying certain elements have been trying to bring this movement to end for their personal benefits, adding, that such people would not be able to damage the movement. He said that the movement was not just confined to lawyers anymore, adding, that the masses aspire to see an independent judiciary in the country. He said that Musharraf had abrogated the Constitution and twice imposed Martial Law in the country. He toppled an elected govt, and put an elected Prime Minister behind the bars, Nawaz added. He said that Musharraf launched the 'Kargil misadventure' without consulting the then govt, adding, that he 'misused' the Pakistan Army for his own interests and to perpetuate his dictatorial rule. He said that the Army was compelled to fight another country's war in the name of 'war on terror' without Parliament's consent. The PML(N) chief claimed that Musharraf not only ordered extra-judicial arrests of innocent people and political workers in Balochistan and other provinces, but also handed over more than 600 people to the US in exchange for money. He said, 'Musharraf was solely responsible for the Lal Masjid carnage in which hundreds of innocent children were killed'. He said that Musharraf had written new chapters on nepotism, cronyism, favouritism and corruption in Pakistan's history. He further said that according to Article 6, any person who abrogates or attempts or conspires to abrogate, or subverts or attempts or conspires to subvert, the Constitution by use of force or show of force, or by other unconstitutional means, shall be guilty of high treason. He regretted that Asif Zardari made written promises but later disowned them by saying promises were not the Hadith and Quranic verses. He said that Pakistan was plagued by innumerable problems and crisis. 'Poor is becoming poorer and richer becoming more richer. Good governance is totally missing. Present govt seems to be extension of Musharraf govt', he said. Parliament's sovereignty is being compromised. All the problems could be solved only by following the Charter of Democracy, he added. He said 'we have to think as to why Pakistan is involved in every terrorist activity taking place in any part of the World. We need to improve our image to avert embarrassment'. Nawaz deplored that even after 10 months, there was little hope of any improvement in the state of affairs. He made it clear that the PML(N) wants to see the PPP govt complete its tenure. However, he said: 'We also want the repeal of the 17th Amendment, rule of law and independence of the judiciary'. Nawaz said that the PML(N) would also give a last chance to the govt to implement the CoD before bringing the amendment bill in the Parliament. He called for a clear road-map saying Pakistan should move according to that road-map. 'If the present govt does not move in that direction then the Press, political parties, civil society, lawyers, students and the intelligentsia all should join hands and evolve a new social contract and for that purpose a national conference should be called', he added.