ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Law Farooq H Naik late Tuesday night said that all issues relating to the judges' restoration would be resolved today. Talking to media after the meeting of the committee for restoration of judges at the residence of Ch. Aitzaz Ahsan Federal Minister for Law Farooq H. Naik said that they were close to reaching consensus on the restoration of the judges and other related matters and was optimistic that in the today's meeting the matter would be resolved. When asked whether the judges would be restored through a resolution followed by an executive order or through a constitutional package Farooq H. Naik asked the media to be patient and wait for tomorrow when the committee would spell out details of the modalities to be finalized between the two sides. Farooq H. Naik said that all the members of the committee were committed to the cause of independence of judiciary and had rendered great sacrifices for the supremacy of judiciary and democracy. Listing some of the names, he said that Abdul Hafiz Pirzada was the author of the constitution while Leader of the House in Senate Mian Raza Rabbani had rendered great sacrifices for the supremacy of constitution and judiciary throughout his life. He further said that the struggle of Ch. Aitzaz Ahsan for the supremacy of the judiciary was known to all while he himself had struggled for the supremacy of democracy and remained part of the lawyers struggle throughout his life. He said that all the members of the committee wanted settlement of the judges issue in the way that it should be acceptable to the people of Pakistan and at the same time it would make the judiciary independent and strong so that no one in future could attempt to usurp its independence. He informed that the committee would meet again on Wednesday at 7.00pm at Punjab House and would reach some conclusion on the contentious matter. To another question he said that both the resolution and the modalities for its implementation came under discussion and was quite optimistic about the outcome of the ongoing negotiations by Wednesday (today). To a question about quitting the committee by Fakharuddin G. Ibrahim he said that he was not in contact with him as he had quitted the committee and after that there was no contact between them. He said, "We have not yet decided to include any one in his place hoping that he will change his mind, as he is a senior and top most Constitutional Expert". He further said that whatever the Committee would decide they would accept it in true letter and spirit and added that they would try to reach some answer to this ticklish issue which would be acceptable to all. On the other hand Fakhruddin G Ibrahim, said that the government had not contacted him to rejoin the committee and said that he had detached himself from the committee as it was also discussing the ways to protect the PCO judges. The sources privy to the deliberations of the committee meeting disclosed that all the parties were in agreement on the point that the sitting judges would be retained while the deposed judges would be restored, though by the resolution followed by the executive order, and a judicial reforms package would be tabled simultaneously in the Lower House of Parliament.