LAHORE - PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has said that restoration of deposed judges and independence of judiciary is a noble mission that will be fulfilled at any cost. "PML-N is committed to lay down every sacrifice to complete the noble mission." He emphasised the need for rectifying the blunders done in past before it was too late. He linked the progress and stability with uprooting the remnants of dictatorship and undoing polices of dictator "if we could do so, it would be in our best interest," he added. He was addressing the ceremony held in the honour of position holders of debate competition held under the auspices of Punjab government at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal here on Wednesday. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Pir Fazal-e-Haq, Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Mujtaba Shuja-ur Rehman and party leaders were present on the occasion. Nawaz said that party deemed restoration of deposed judges and independence of judiciary as sacred mission, claiming that mission would be completed in a true letter and spirit. No compromise, he said, would be tolerated in this regard. He said though past was immersed with oppression and highhandedness carried out by dictator but "it is miserable we did not learn the lesson from the past." "Pakistan came into being with the tremendous passion and spirit of the Muslims. It was also an outcome of legal struggle waged by Muslims led by the Quaid-e-Azam. After Pakistan became a reality, there was a great need of strengthening the institutions because only strong institutions could ensure strong Pakistan. Unfortunately, same spirit could not be continued. Instead of Prime Minister and President, field Marshal and Chief Executive were introduced, instead of parliamentary system, dictatorship ruled, instead of constitution, PCO was imposed," he maintained. He said it was regretful that dictators ruined the institutions, sabotage the democracy and smothered the basic rights of the people. He said though the past regime was very chaotic and messy but "We believe in let bygone be bygone, so it is time to think about present and future." "I am not taking about what happened in, 1971, 1978 and 1999 rather instead I am stressing on the point that at least what happened on November 3, 2007, which was darkest chapter of our history, should be rectified without any further delay of time," he added. He said that unless judges deposed on November 3 by imposing emergency plus, are restored safe and secure future could never be expected. He said certain people are trying to abolish the movement for their personal benefits, adding that such people would not be able to falter the movement. He said that the movement was not just confined to lawyers anymore, adding that the masses aspire to see an independent judiciary in the country. He said people had given mandate in the general elections to the PPP for restoration of judiciary and reinstatement of sacked judges. He warned "The holder of the high office of president would meet the same fate as did Pervez Musharraf, if he failed to come up to the expectations of masses." He said it is the duty of rulers to ensure fulfilment of peoples' dream of bringing about change in the system observing "If they failed they would have to face the music." He said completion of constitutional term by the central government depends on its honouring of promises and adherence to Charter of Democracy. He said PML-N has honoured promises and people themselves would protect its govt in the Punjab.