ISLAMABAD - Former Chief Justice Sindh High Court Justice Sabihuddin Ahmed is all set to take oath as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan today, a Law Ministry official told The Nation on Thursday. A key ally of former Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Sabihuddin Ahmed, was sacked from the office of top judge of Sindh on November 3 last year after he refused to take oath under Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) promulgated by the then President Pervez Musharraf. According to Secretary Law, Justice Sabihuddin Ahmed has agreed to become a judge of apex court after the government approached him with the request. His elevation as a judge of the apex court at this stage is seen as a major dent to the already weakening lawyers movement that has so far failed to reach to attain its prime goal of reinstatement of deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Within the last few weeks, efforts of Law Minister Farook H Naek and Attorney General Sardar Latif Khan Khosa have resulted in restoration of more than twenty judges of High Courts of Sindh, Peshawar, Lahore and the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Analysts are seeing the development as a serious setback to lawyers' movement as the brother judges of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry are fast rejoining through a formula crafted by PPP government while leaving him alone.   Lawyers supporting Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry are also criticizing the judges who have accepted the reappointment saying these judges are actually accepting the ultra-constitutional steps taken by the former President Pervez Musharraf on November 3 last year. Staff Reporter from Karachi adds: Deposed Chief Justice of Sindh High Court (SHC) Justice Sabihuddin Ahmed is being elevated to the Supreme Court, The Nation learnt Thursday. The sources privy to this move told this scribe that Justice Sabihuddin has accepted the reappointment offer as a judge in the SC. The sources concerned further revealed that Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany is also being elevated to the SC. It is pertinent to mention here that three sacked judges of SHC including Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Athar Saeed took fresh oaths on Tuesday. The strength of SHC judges now stands at 29 against the sanctioned 40. It has also been reported that Justice Sabihuddin, while talking to a private TV channel has said that there is nothing unconstitutional in accepting reappointment offer and he will accept the offer in this context. The Secretary Law would notify his reappointment to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the sources said that the government had contacted Justice Sabihuddin regarding his reappointment and the notification in this connection is likely to be issued.