LAHORE - Supreme Court Bar Association President Aitzaz Ahsan has said the cold shoulder given to Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar on his visit to Sindh Bars speaks volumes about his acceptance as Chief Justice of Pakistan by the lawyers and the same was sufficient to open eyes of the government to the scenario, staring in everyone's face that legal fraternity and the people were not ready to accept anything short of restoration of Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry as CJP. Addressing a crowded Press conference here Friday, Mr Ahsan said only a handful of the Bar members attended the functions where Justice Dogar was invited to address while a huge number of lawyers mounted protest on his arrival, amply proving that they did not accept him as CJP. He said the reception accorded to Justice Dogar was totally in contrast to that of highly warm greetings Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had been receiving by the Bars on his visit. Flanked by other members of his body, Aitzaz condemned the police torture inflicted on the Karachi lawyers when, he added, they were holding a peaceful protest on the arrival of Justice Dogar to Karachi Bar. He said he was not opposed to visit of Justice Dogar to the Bar but when the Bar representatives were not ready to receive him on arrival, he may better avoid his visit. The Bar President has announced to celebrate 'Freedom of Judiciary Day' on July 20, tracing analogy of the day with the July 20, 2007 decision by a 13-member bench of the Supreme Court on the restoration of Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry as CJP after he was removed from the office by General Pervez Musharraf on March 9, 2007. He said the community would every year observe the Freedom of Judiciary Day and also Black Day on November 3 when the PCO was promulgated to remove and detain as many as 60 judges of the superior judiciary. In view that July 20 is falling on Sunday ((holiday) the Day would be observed on Monday, the July 21 when the community would decorate Bar with the portraits of the 13 Judges, minus those who took oath of PCO, who gave the July 20 'historic' decision. The Bar president further said Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry would address the Bahawalpur Bar on July 26. He appealed to the masses to come out to receive him. He further told the Press that his bar would suggest the All Pakistan Lawyers Representatives Convention on July 19 (today) to approve two-hour sit-in once a week at the level of every bar throughout the country in a bid to covey to the rulers that lawyers were alive and resented the government nonchalance towards the demand of judges' restoration. He said the sit-in may cause a momentary inconvenience to the public which we regret on the hope that 83 per cent people wanted judges restoration. To a question that the Punjab, being the largest province and where PML-N is ruling, may experience more disturbance than any other province if sit-in on main roads and the central places in cities is approved by the Convention, he said lawyers also wanted to remind the PML-N of the commitment it had made about judges restoration. Denying any differences in lawyers' leadership he replied to a question that effect of the sit-in would be more stern and lasting than the long march.  He said judges might have been reinstated in the office within five minutes, had Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani announced it so simultaneously while ordering their release in March last. To a question on PPP-sponsored constitutional package for judges restoration, Aitzaz said PPP leadership cannot deviate from the wish and word of Benazir Bhutto she had uttered standing on the threshold of the residence of the then incarcerated Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry that he was her and the PPP's CJP and on coming to power her government would put him back in his office and raise again the national flag atop his residence which Musharraf had pulled down after November 3 action. He categorically overruled any constitutional package for judges' restoration and added, only an executive order was sufficient while the package had to legitimize the PCO, removal of the judges, their arrest and appointment of the others judges following the Order casting deep repercussions on our system. He said the word of Benazir Bhutto echoed in the ears of every PPP voter and added, the package was otherwise; it could not be effective without two-thirds majority with the government in Parliament and it carried a big question mark.