LAHORE - The Lahore Bar Association in its pre-rally general house meeting cancelled membership of Attorney General Latif Khan Khosa and banned his entry to the bar along with that of Law Minister Farooq H Naek here the other. The step came in protest against what the lawyers call the pick-and-choose policy of the PPP government in giving fresh oath to the deposed judges instead of restoring them en bloc. Later, the LBA led a rally to the Post Master General (PMG) Chowk, where it staged a sit-in for 15 minutes. Because of Ramazan, the LBA did not join its' colleagues at the Lahore High Court Bar Association, which took out a separate rally led by Supreme Court Bar Association president Aitzaz Ahsan. Mr Ahsan came to the general house meeting of the LHCBA unannounced and proposed making teams of young lawyers for running the campaign for Ali Ahmad Kurd for the presidential slot of the Supreme Court Bar Association in the next election. Mr Aitzaz dubbed the election for the office of the SCBA president as the most crucial in the campaign for the restoration of the deposed judges and Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. Later, he marched with lawyers to the Chairing Cross in front of the building of the Punajb Assembly. Workers of the PML-N, the Jamaat-i-Islami, the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf, the Pakhtoon Khawa Milli Awami Party, the Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party, the Labour Party and the Tehrik-i-Khaksar accompanied the lawyers. The workers held aloft their party flags and chanted slogans: 'Amerca bhago, mulk bachano', judges ki bahali tak jang rehey gee, jang rehey gi' and 'chief terey janisar baishumar, baishuma'.   After reaching in front of the Punjab Assembly's building, the protesters broke up into several groups and chanted slogans for the restoration of the deposed judges. Representatives of political parties underlined the need to restore the "independent judges" for saving the country from an impending disaster. Earlier, in the general house meeting of the LHCBA, lawyers underlined the need to continue the movement and advanced arguments against what they called the impression that the movement had died down with the fresh oath to several deposed judges. "The judges, who have accepted a fresh oath, were full of regret. They would not get what they desired while accepting an offer that was contrary to the lawyers' demand," said Nisar Safdar advocate while addressing the lawyers. He said it would not matter even if all judges abandon the movement because it was tied with the emblem of independence of judiciary - Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. Raja Shahzad Rathor said those who had left the movement were traitors and had joined those who themselves came after making compromises under the 'criminal reconciliation ordinance'. He criticised the members of the Pakistan Bar Council, who, he said, stabbed their colleagues in the back by opposing the campaign for the restoration of the deposed judges. Allah Bush Gondal advocate said those, ditching the movement, would look back at their actions with regret. He added he felt sorry for some of his colleagues who joined hands with the government instead of persuading it to restore the deposed judges. Former Lahore High Court Bar Association president Hafiz Abdur Rehman Ansari said the young lawyers, the driving force in the campaign, were not disheartened over departure of few judges. He criticised Attorney General Sardar Latif Khsan Khosa for stating even Asif Ali Zardari could not restore the judges and warned him of the cancellation of his membership of the bar. He praised Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani's wife, who had opposed his move to accept the fresh oath of office. Former Supreme Court Bar Association president Hamid Khan said the campaign for an independent judiciary could not fail because it was a battle between the right and the wrong. He added the movement would get momentum again after the holy month of Ramazan. He asked lawyers to consider the campaign as jihad for the election of Ali Ahmad Kurd for the presidential slot of the Supreme Court Bar Association.