LAHORE Accepting demand of the lawyers, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Tuesday morning notified appointment of Suhail Nasir as new District and Sessions Judge, Lahore while allowing Zawar Ahmad Sheikh to proceed on four-month leave meantime his posting at any other station. Nasir, transferred to Lahore from District Attock, will assume the charge of his office with immediate effect. Judicial officers in the Punjab have also withdrawn their resignations and ended the strike they previously resorted to, expressing solidarity with Zawar. LHC Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif had on Monday, refused to accept resignations of about 1300 judicial officers of the province, advising them to continue to perform their duties as per the Constitution and the law without any fear but in the larger interest of the suffering people. Majority of lawyers has received appointment of new D&SJ, Lahore with satisfaction. They say, the decision would cause calming down of the furious advocates. Lawyers leadership has also welcomed the replacement of Zawar Ahmad Sheikh, however, they await implementation of other demands including withdrawal of terrorism cases instituted against the lawyers, as well as transfer of Inspector General of Punjab police for allowing lathi-charge on the lawyers on the Lahore Bar premises last week. Punjab Bar Council has even demanded ouster of the Chief Justice. To press their demands, lawyers last day continued to observe Black Day, marked by courts boycott. Various reports received here showed that the boycott was partially observed in the province, while in the City, judicial officers held brief sitting in the court room and then retired to the chambers while majority of litigants sought fresh dates for their cases hearing or adjournments. Overall the situation in the bar remained peaceful. The sources in the judicial quarters have expressed mixed reaction to the replacement of Zawar Ahmad Sheikh who in the legal quarters is considered as a dead honest person. Majority of the judicial officers feels that acceptance of lawyers demand would mount pressure on them. They also have some reservations on the belated decision by the CJ on the premise that if that was to be decided eventually, the same should have been done at the very outset. The sources in the legal quarters say that some stalwarts on both sides played pivotal role in defusing tension and strike reconciliation. However, lawyers sources say, the next general house meeting of the Bar would take up the matter and for the time being, the community would remain quiet. Lawyers have been over the last three months demanding resignation of Sheikh Zawar,accusing him of adopting improper attitude towards them. The lawyers set deadlines for the fulfilment of their demand, and ultimately took out a rally to the court room of the LHC Chief Justice last week where they stormed into the court room, and during their protest, glasses of the room were smashed and an ugly scene was created on the spot. Striking back the lawyers action, terrorism cases were registered against dozens of black-coats including President of the Lahore Bar Association Sajid Bashir and they all were taken into custody. The following day when the lawyers tried to take out a rally on The Mall violating restrictions of Section 144, police resorted to brutal lathi charge inside the bar room and arrested scores of lawyers which aggravated the situation out of proportion. Legal fraternity throughout the country stood by the City lawyers and condemned the police action while the joint leadership of Pakistan Bar Council, Punjab Bar Council, Lahore Bar Association gave a countrywide Black Day call for Monday. On this day, lawyers took out rallies and held meetings to press their demands while about 1300 judges of Punjab lower judiciary stopped their work to stand by Sheikh Zawar and sent their resignations to the respective District and Sessions Judges, which ,however, could not be accepted, and they were asked to continue to work. Hence a stalemate came about in the judicial system of Punjab. However on Tuesday, LHC Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif met with Civil Judges, as well as reviewed situation,gripping the bar and judiciary. Khawaja Sharif directed the Civil Judges to continue working for the sake of people and sought the matter to be settled amicably. On the other hand, Justice Zawar Shaikh has gone on four-month leave. District and Sessions Judge, Attock Sohail Nasir has has been appointed new D&SJ Lahore while Khalil ur Rehman has been appointed in his stead as D&SJ Attock.