LAHORE-The city depicted a carnival scene on Wednesday on the arrival of Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary as not only the lawyers but political workers, traders professionals, members of the civil society, students and even ulema showed tremendous excitement to see the CJP speaking once again in the city. The main areas of in the city were tastefully decorated with thousands of banners, posters, portraits, welcome billboards and hoardings to honour Justice Chaudhry, who was second time removed from the office on November 3 among over 60 other 'independent' judges of the superior judiciary through the PCO announced by then Army Chief Pervez Musharraf. The exuberance of the citizens was more pronounced also for the reason a big caravan of the long marchers was heading from Multan to the City, whose arrival however had to take a much longer time than arrival of Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary to the venue that is, Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA). The main artery in City, The Mall, right from the starting point up to the venue, was giving a very pleasing look with colourful banners and giant portraits of Justice Chaudhary, reception camps, drum beatings, loudly played national anthems and water stalls. The PML-N leadership took lead on other political party about welcome arrangements for the CJP. The PPP share in the welcome in the City was low key as hardly any PPP flag or reception camp was set up however some huge size portraits of PPP leaders were on the display in front of Governor's House and at some other places on the Mall. However, PPP lawyers participation was there but not of the magnitude it was witnessed on May 5,2007 when the CJP had first come to the City to address the Bar. The banners put up by the N-League showed Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Shahbaz and other leaders with the Chief Justice Chaudhary with slogans to motivate the people to the Chief reception and showing commitment to put him and other deposed judges back in job. Besides the PML(N), traders, minority groups, trade unionists, transporters, students, Jamat-e-Islami, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, Khaksar Tehreek, Labour Party and NGOs had established camps at The Mall to welcome Chief Justice Chaudhry. The JI workers in vans continued to roam about the city inspiring the people to join the long march and CJ reception. On loud speakers they also demanded immediate removal of President Musharraf. A huge stage was set up at the parking lot of Lahore High Court Bar premises where Justice Chaudhary has to address the joint meeting of LHCBA, Lahore Bar Association and Lahore Tax Bar. Thousands of chairs were placed for lawyers at the venue while the stage was tastefully decorated. At the venue it was loud sloganeering against Musharraf and in favour of the deposed judges. The situation reached to a height when a documentary film on the 15-month old saga of lawyers' struggle was put on a giant size screen at the venue. Traffic Wardens and heavy contingents of police remained high alert inside and outside the Bar premises to avert any untoward incident and control traffic problems, especially at The Mall. Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Mashhood Khan visited the venue at Lahore High Court in the morning on Wednesday to inspect the arrangements. A number of reception camps were also set up at various points at Multan Road to welcome the caravans of Long March coming from Multan to Lahore by road. Besides security arrangements by the police and others, lawyers had also themselves taken security measures especially near around the stage at the venue. Thousands of long marchers would leave for the Federal Capital at about 10 am on Thursday (today). Lawyers and general public from Northern Pakistan and AJK would join the march at Murree Road, Islamabad the same day. The march will station at Parade Square, Islamabad where the bar leadership would work out further strategy of the march.