ISLAMABAD - A large number of lawyers belonging to different Bar Associations of Punjab held a rally here from Parliament House to Supreme Court for restoration of deposed judges. Activists from political parties also participated in the rally along with the lawyers. The rally was arranged by the lawyers from twin cities and nearer areas in front of the Supreme Court. A large number of lawyers gathered in the capital, delivered speeches and chanted slogans in favour of deposed judges and against President Pervez Musharraf. Lawyers from Attock, Jhang, Taxila, Multan, Sialkot, Jhelum, Gujarat, Murree, Islamabad and Rawalpindi Bar Associations participated in the rally while uprooting the barbed wires and restrictions erected by the police on the Constitution Avenue. The furious lawyers foiled every bid to restrict them while leading to Supreme Court and vehemently chanted slogans against the PCO judges, President Musharraf and PPP and demanded the restoration of the deposed judges, before the Parliament House. While addressing the rally Hamid Ali Khan, former President Supreme Court Bar Association claimed that the deposed judges could be restored by simple resolution of the parliament, yet the PPP-led Government has deliberately complicated the situation by introducing constitutional package and has hurt the feelings of the masses by taking "U-Turn" from the Murree declaration, he added. He further reiterated, "We will hold more long marches and will not deviate from giving further sacrifices for the reinstatement of the deposed judges" and will restore the supremacy of law and constitution in Pakistan. The President of Rawalpindi High Court Bar Association Sardar Asmattullah Khan while addressing the participants of the rally appreciated the lawyers' huge gathering, which has defeated the statements that the lawyers have lost their strength after the long march and have also ended the confusion among the masses relating to the lawyers movement. While encouraging the participants from Multan Bar association in the scorching heat, he termed it as a victory of the lawyers' movement who gathered before the Parliament House in large numbers at the call of the lawyers' movement leaders. The President Islamabad District Bar Association and other office-bearers of the Associations while addressing on the occasion unanimously reiterated that the struggle continuing in the country for the restoration of deposed judges will also persist in future till the sovereignty of the constitution and the judiciary in the country is attained. The lawyers stressed upon the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) to separate itself from the coalition government while adding that the time has approached when PML (N) has to decide either they are with lawyers or with Zardari, as the masses could not be fooled any more and the lawyers will come to Islamabad again in caravans and will not retreat unless the restoration of deposed judges. At the end of the rally meals were distributed among the participants. Meanwhile, Lawyers fraternity also organized a car rally in Rawalpindi as a part of their campaign to reignite the movement for the restoration of supreme judiciary of pre Nov-3 position and supremacy of law in the country. On this occasion, the lawyers completely boycotted the proceedings of Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Bench and District Courts. Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) President Sardar Asmatullah Khan, LHCBA Sec Gen Malik Siddique Awan, DBR Presdinet Sardar Tariq Masood, Gen Sec Sajid Tanwali besides Syed Zulfiqar advocate, Malik Shehzad advocate, Sajid Ilyas Bhatti took part in the car rally. The protesting lawyers, holding black flags, placards and banners inscribed with "Reinstate CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry" and chanting slogans "Go Musharraf Go", "We will not accept PCO judges", "Free the judiciary", started the car rally from District Courts and passing through Mareer Chowk, Liaquat Bagh, and Murree Road moved towards Islamabad. In this car rally the lawyers from Attock, Jhehlum, Chakwal, Bahawalpur, Multan, Mirpur, Jaranwala, Gujrat and Peshawar took part for the restoration of deposed judges of supreme judiciary, fired by President and the then COAS Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf imposing emergency rule in the country.