ISLAMABAD - Leader of the forward bloc of PML-Q in the Upper House, Senator Nilofar Bakhtyar along with Zafar Chaudhry Monday submitted a resolution in the Senate seeking reinstatement of the pre-November 3 Judiciary. Speaking on the point of order, Senator Nilofar Bakhtyar said that the members of the Upper House should not wait for the resolution on reinstatement of the deposed judges from the National Assembly rather being members of the Upper House they must move the resolution from this platform. On the private members bill day, Senator Nilofar Bakhtyar said that she was submitting the resolution following the voice of her conscience as once again the history was being repeated. She said that the purpose of forming a forward bloc was to pressurize the party leadership to take the decision in the right direction and today the forward bloc found opportunity to fulfil their task. Strongly condemning the suo motu notice taken by the Supreme Court against media, Senator Nilofar Bakhtyar said that today once again the apex court was threatening media by sending them into the jails. "Restoration of the judiciary is a problem of every citizen and I totally disagree with those who say that the judiciary is not a problem of common man," Nilofar added. Later leader of the House, Senator Raza Rabbani responding to the criticism by the members of the House on judges' issue said that on this issue the Establishment was deliberately creating that perception. Refuting the impression that the PPP was soft on judges' issue, Raza Rabbani said that the coalition Government on the issue of reinstatement of senior judges of the Supreme Court was united. He said that coalition Government had consensus over the freedom of judiciary, reinstatement of judges to pre-Nov.3 position and terming the acts of November 3rd by the then Chief of Army Staff General Pervez Musharraf as illegal and unconstitutional. Clarifying the stance of Pakistan Peoples Party on the reinstatement of the pre-November 3 judges, Senator Raza Rabbani said that restoration of the judges was possible only through the parliamentary resolution; however, PPP and PML-N had differences over the modalities. "The issue between the two parties is to set the priority," Raza Rabbani said adding "We would fulfil our commitment". Despite the fact that PPP has suffered most by the Judiciary, as the murder of our leader Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was a Judicial murder and Benazir Bhutto had been appearing in  different courts of the country in the judges cases against her, Raza Rabbani said. He said that PPP workers in Karachi and Islamabad had sacrificed their lives for the judiciary, adding on May 12 last year, the miscreants in Karachi in the presence of police and rangers attacked the rallies of PPP and ANP. He further said that the Establishment always tried to pitch the political parties against each other just for the maximization of their power and always adopted a policy of divide and rule. He said that President Musharraf on May 12 last year on the Constitution Avenue while standing on the victory stand said that the show down of power and PPP was then against him and it was so even today. He urged all the political parties that they should sit together so that interference of military in the politics could be put to an end permanently so that the country could move forward to the democratic transition, which would be a real tribute to the martyrs of 12th May. Concluding his speech Senator Raza Rabbani said that the Sindh Government should be given some time and opportunity to probe the killings on May 12th last year. In the meanwhile, the hall of the Upper House echoed with the slogans "Qatil Qatil MQM Qatil" whereas the representatives of MQM like Baber Ghouri were shouting "Qatil Qatil Achakzai Qatil, Qatil Qatil Jamat-e-Islami Qatil", and the Chairman Senate Muhammadmian Soomro adjourned the House till 4:00 pm today. Earlier, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Sherry Rehman said that the Government believed in free media and was committed to facilitating media persons in the discharge of their professional responsibilities in a cordial atmosphere. "The Government of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and its coalition partners highly regarded the media and it would continue facilitating media," she said this while responding to a point of order by Mushahid Hussain Syed in the Senate. Mushahid Hussain referred to the reported threats to some anchorpersons and denial of No Objection Certificate (NOC) for issuance of licence for a private English news channel. Sherry Rehman said she had contacted and talked to management of the news channel to inquire the matter and contradicted no such threat had been issued. She said any threat to media would be condemnable but added that the PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari himself had contradicted any such instance. Sherry Rehman pointed out that it was during the tenure of the last Government that Draconian laws against the Press were framed, restrictions imposed on some anchor persons and some television channels blacked out for months. "It was PEMRA which was a regulatory body and was misused to control media rather to facilitate it," she pointed out. The Minister said the present Government was dismantling the curbs imposed on media by the previous Government. She said on assumption of office, the very first action of the present Government was to initiate the process to withdraw such restrictions. "The Government believes that it is the right of the people to have free access to information and it would continue its efforts to facilitate media," the Minister said. About denial of NOC to the said channel, she said it was not given clearance by a security agency. There was not only one channel but three or four other channels as well which were not issued NOC. Responding to another point of order, the Minister said the Government welcomed the restoration of Pakistan membership in the Commonwealth. "We count this as a singular success of the first 100 days of the Gilani Government," she added. To another point of order regarding regularization of contract employees at PTV Quetta, Sherry Rehman said the services of such employees would be regularized in accordance with the rules and regulations.