LAHORE" Rifts that rose among the lawyers after inconclusive end of 'Long March' further widened on Thursday when two city bars failed to take out a combined rally in the presence of Aitzaz Ahsan, president of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). The Lahore Bar Association (LBA) held a rally in the leadership of its president Manzoor Qadir and marched ahead of the LHC Bar Association's rally led by Aitzaz. Furthermore, LHCBA secretary Rana Asadullah and LBA secretary Latif Sarra scuffled and exchanged harsh words during the rally over gaining proper place in front of media cameras. On the other hand, a member of Pakistan Bar Council Hafiz Abdur Rehman Ansari has also criticised Aitzaz for making statement against PBC. Aitzaz in a press conference on Wednesday had said the lawyers would not follow PBC's decisions rather they would make their own decisions in All Pakistan Lawyers Representatives Convention. Over all it was a poor show as far as the number of lawyers were concerned. Only dozens of black coats were marching on the road despite the fact a reasonable number of lawyers were present at the time of holding general house meeting. The city lawyers of the SCBA, Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA), and the LBA on Thursday as their previous routine had planned to hold a combined protest rally on the call of Pakistan Bar Council to record their protest against removal of judges. The LHCBA on Wednesday had announced that it would hold the rally under the leadership of Aitzaz Ahsan. The LBA and LHCBA after holding their general house meetings took out their rallies respectively from the Aiwan-e-Adl and the LHC. Unlike the previous routine, the LBA did not wait for the LHCBA lawyers at the GPO Chowk and marched straightway to their destination at the Punjab Assembly Hall. Activists of Jamat-e-Islami, Pakhtoonkhawa Milli Awami Party, Labour Party and Tehrik-e-Khaksaar were also marching with them without waiting for the LHCBA lawyers. As the LBA lawyers reached near the Panorama Shopping Mall, the LHCBA in the leadership of Aitzaz Ahsan took to The Mall and started following them. However, the LBA lawyers had a break near the Masjid-e-Shuhada where the LHCBA lawyers also joined them and from there they started marching together. LBA president Manzoor Qadir told the media persons that he made several phone calls to the LHCBA representatives that the LBA rally had reached at the GPO Chowk but they did not come out. Manzoor Qadir also criticised lawyers' leadership for not staging a sit-in in front of the Parliament on the eve of long march. He said he was not bound to wait for hours for the LHCBA to let them join their rally, adding, they should have taken to the Mall at 12pm. One of representatives of the LBA seeking anonymity told the Nation that rifts had surfaced among the bars and the LBA would no more follow calls of the SCBA and the LHCBA. After reaching Faisal Chowk, the lawyers leaders boarded a truck that they used as platform to deliver speeches. The clash between Rana Asadullah and Sara started when former asked LHCBA president Anwar Kamal to come forward but before Kamal could reach the place LBA secretary Latif Sarra occupied it. However Asadullah offered Kamal his place where Aitzaz Ahsan, LBA president Manzoor Qadir and other political and lawyers' leader were standing in a line to make speeches. Asadullah said he felt awkward after seeing Sarra poking his nose with Kamal deliberately. He said he stopped Sarra from doing that but he paid a deaf ear to his request that irritated him and he caught hold Sarra from collar and dragged away. At this movement, the other lawyers intervened and avoid the situation from worsening further. Aitzaz Ahsan exhorted both the secretaries. As Sarra was holding the microphone to invite the speakers, he rudely invited Kamal only by calling his name without making his introduction as per the traditions of the bar. Later the protesters listened speeches of bar and political leaders for half an hour. For more than one hour the traffic on the Mall remained suspended due to rally. When the protesters peacefully dispersed, the traffic resumed. Long march was not against govt: Some PBC members didn't support movement: Aitzaz OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Long march of the lawyers aimed only at reminding the Parliament the promise leadership of PPP and the PML-N had made about judges restoration. The people gathered at Islamabad on June 14 last did not intend to topple down the government or take control over the Parliament but they wanted the rulers to remind their promise only, said the speakers at the Lahore High Court Bar General House meeting here Thursday. The lawyers march was a highly successful show and it was the acumen and intelligence of the lawyers and their leadership that they did not let the designs to defeat the march succeed, said President SCBA Aitzaz Ahsan, Secretary LHCBA Rana Asadullah Khan, advocate Allah Bux Gondal, Raja Zulqurnain, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Mian Naseer Ahmad, Member Pakistan Bar Council Hafiz Abdul Rahman Ansari and Rafiq Rajwana while addressing the jam-packed House meeting, presided over by the Bar President Anwar Kamal. Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan said, members of Pakistan Bar Council are fearless and bold but some of them were such who did not have their heart in the lawyers' movement. Appreciating PBC Member Hafiz Abdul Rahman Ansari, he said, his role and boldness in the movement was beyond any doubt however he added, other bars also had authority to take their own decisions to sort out the problems in view of their circumstances and it was not necessary that every decision in this regard should come from the PBC. He said the lawyers wanted to PBC to go with them in the movement. Aitzaz repeated his appeal to Peoples Lawyers Forum not to invite Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar to the convention in city on July 18 and said, the bona fide and Constitutional Chief Justice of Pakistan was Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and his status as CJP was accepted even by the PPP Chairperson Benazir Bhutto. He also asked the Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to make Justice Chaudhry functional in the office for he was the only CJP in the country and the PM had himself said no two CJPs can hold office in the country. He said lawyers are under obligations to fulfill the commitment made by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto about restoration of Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry as CJP. Aitzaz said his Bar would suggest to the All Pakistan Representative Convention on July 19, being held frame fresh strategy to step up the movement, that lawyers may be asked to stage a two-hour sit-in on every Thursday at the level of the respective bar throughout the country to reinforce the movement. As to the suggestion of lock-up of the court-rooms, as suggested by Joint Action Committee of the High Court Bar Associations, he said, this measure may create problems for the lawyers. Aitzaz said no judge made dysfunctional through PCO on November 3 last, was ready to accept resumption of the job without restoration of Justice Chaudhry as CJP. Rana Asadullah Khan said a handful of anti-long march lawyers were spreading the rumours about failure of the march and that the lawyers are no more united. He said after long march, lawyers were more committed with the cause of judges restoration, independence of judiciary and rule of law in the country. He said in the time to come the lawyers would show more unanimity and force to achieve the objectives.