ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Law and Justice Farooq H. Naek claimed that the politico-legal committee agreed on the modus operandi for restoration of the superior courts judges but was non-committal on the implementation of the 'consensus' resolution by May 12 saying, " I wish to see it tabled before the National Assembly by May 12 but the final word in this regard will be of the party heads". Talking to media after the final session of the committee constituted under his head, Federal Minister for Law Farooq H. Naek announced that the committee members had agreed on the draft resolution to be tabled before the National Assembly seeking the restoration of the judges and the same would be given to the party heads, Mian Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari, who would have the final word about its tabling before the National Assembly or in the joint sitting of the Parliament. He said that all the members of the committee agreed on the draft resolution but some members have difference of opinion on modalities of its tabling before the National Assembly. Farooq H. Naek further said that that the draft resolution and the variant views on its presentation before the Parliament were sent to the PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PML(N) Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif and now it was up to these leaders to decide about its fate as to whether it would be presented before the National Assembly or in the Joint Sitting of the Parliament. To a question Federal Minister for Law said that it was the last meeting of the committee and all the members of the committee were of the view that they need not hold any further session of the committee as the contentious matter had been resolved and it had left rest of the job to the party heads who would make public the details of what had been agreed upon in the meeting and the timetable of its tabling before the Parliament. Farooq H. Naek averted the questions regarding the fate of the sitting judges who had taken oath under the PCO, which was the most contentious point in the deliberations as some of the members of the committee wanted their ouster or at least reducing their status to ad hoc judges after the restoration of the deposed judges. To a question the convener of the meeting said that the other coalition partners ANP and JUI(F) leadership was taken into confidence on the decision made by the committee. To another question he said that there was no difference, whatsoever, over the contents of the resolution and legal experts did differ on the modalities which would also be conveyed to the top leadership of both the parties and who would make final decision on the subject. When he was pressed to tell about the fate of the PCO judges Farooq H. Naek said that his heart was pumping and he wished to share the contents of the resolution with media as the same would be made public by the top leadership of the party. He dispelled the impression that there was deadlock in the talks and made it loud and clear that the committee had concluded its deliberations at positive note and the draft resolution, unanimously agreed upon, would be sent to the party heads and it would be up them when they make the final announcement. To a question Farooq H. Naek said that each and every bit of the issue was discussed and they had discussed it from host of angles and after complete and comprehensive deliberations they had reached at the draft resolution. To another question he said that he could not commit whether the resolution would be tabled before the National Assembly on May 12, while saying at the same time that when the Prime Minister would direct him to convene the NA session he would forward the summary for the same. He also did not share the modalities as to how the government would go about the restoration of the judges and said that the resolution, the time of its tabling and the modus operandi would be made public by the party heads, Mian Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari. The sources privy to the deliberations of this final session of the committee meeting disclosed to The Nation that now the tabling of resolution seeking restoration of the judges on May 12 would technically not be possible as Mian Nawaz Sharif was in London and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari would also be leaving for UK anytime Wednesday night or Thursday morning. These sources further disclosed that on modalities there was divergent view of Ch. Aitzaz Ahsan and Abdul Hafiz Pirzada while they also differ on the constitutional package. These sources informed that both the resolution and the judicial reforms package was prepared and as the members of the committee had difference of opinion over the linkage of the both and their simultaneous presentation before the Parliament, the same would be left to the party heads to decide. These sources further disclosed that it would not be possible to table the resolution before the Parliament on May 12, as before its tabling, the same was to be sent to the party heads who would both be in London for next few days. The sources said that though, as claimed by the Federal Minister for Law, everything was okay but actually a lot of contentious matters were to be discussed by Mian Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari and they would be requiring some time for it. Besides convener of the committee others who attended the final session of the meeting included PML(N) President Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Senior Minister for Communication Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, Federal Minister for Petroleum Kh. Asif, Leader of the House in Senate Raza Rabbani, President of Supreme Court Bar Association Ch. Aitzaz Ahsan, author of 1973 Constitution Abdul Hafiz Pirzada and Advocate Kh. Haris. Meanwhile sources in PML-N disclosed that party president Mian Shahbaz Sharif and Khwaja Asif are also leaving for UK on Thursday (today).