LAHORE- The representatives of the lawyers from all over the country at their convention Saturday gave a deadline of August 14 to the government to restore the judiciary to November 2 position by way of reinstating the judges deposed through PCO on November 3 or the on-going movement would be intensified through sit-in (dharna) before the Parliament as well as in the cities across the country, blocking the court rooms, holding long marches to Islamabad, stepping up courts boycott and even resorting to the nationwide civil disobedience. After nine-hour long behind the door deliberations at the end of their All Pakistan Lawyers Representatives Conference, some 250 Vice Chairmen of the Bar Councils, President and Secretaries of the High Courts Bar and District Bars resolved that the coalition political parties would be viewed as condoning the emergency of November 3 - which had entailed the PCO-and it would be considered that they were not sincere with the restoration of judiciary and its independence if they failed to restore the judges by August 14. The Conference has constituted a National Coordination Council in place of the Implementation Committee to expedite the movement of the lawyers. The Council will meet on August 15 to press the decisions of the conference into service in case needful is not done within the deadline. The lawyers have also rejected the constitutional package terming the proposed amendments in relation to superior judiciary as a total negation of the principle of separation of powers and an 'independent pro-people judiciary capable of realizing their fundamental rights.' The resolution read out to media by President Lahore High Court, Anwar Kamal, appreciated the commitment and resolution of the judges who had refused oath on the PCO and urged them to continue to stand together and beware of conspiracies to divide them and frustrate the movement for their collective restoration. The resolution expressed dismay over the government failure to fulfil the commitment of reinstatement of judges, saying the time had come for all political parties in the ruling coalition to come true to their promise by restoring the non-functional judges and that merely lip service would no more suffice. The failure to address this issue is impeding the solution to the grave economic crisis that is imperiling lives of the poor masses. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Bar Council, (PBC), the highest statutory body of the lawyers, has convened its meeting on July 26 next, apparently to review the decisions of the Conference. Vice Chairman of the PBC, Said Rahman, left the conference midway for his spouse was indisposed. This created the impression outside the meeting hall as if he had reservations about the meeting after the Bar was chastised by some speakers on its leaning towards the government after announcement of Rs 50million grant for it. Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, President SCBA however strongly dispelled this impression and said, Said left the meeting only on account of the ill-health of his wife and for no other reasons. Replying to a question on the same matter, Hamid Khan, the Executive Members of the Council, said the Conference was held on a date fixed by his committee a month ago. He said the PBC had fixed July 26 to meet and he and four other members had made a request to the Secretary Council to defer the meeting till July 28 for they had to attend the reception of Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary in Bahawalpur on July 26. He said in the PBC meeting they would win the vote on the decision taken by the Conference. However, he said, at this juncture requisition for the PBC meeting appears a 'conspiracy.' It may be recalled that the crucial decision of holding long march at the PBC meeting on May 16 last had narrowly survived by one vote. And the division on continuation of the movement with the 22-member body has come to fore recently when most of the PPP affiliated members want the Parliament to carry the constitutional package for judges restoration while the others want the restoration through the executive order as promised through the Murree Declaration. To a question Aitzaz said only a handful of lawyers were against the movement against a huge majority. He said lawyers strongly expected of the PML(N) and the PPP to take any concrete step for the judges restoration till August 14 next. He said lawyers movement was alive and vibrant and there was no differences within the leadership and the ranks. Defending the long march and terming it a success, he said, lawyers and public gathering in Islamabad did not meant to topple down the government or fail the Parliament. He said lawyers wanted to see the parliament stronger and responsive to the public sentiments and if any breakdown in the Parliament came, it would not be because of the lawyers but for any other reasons for which the leaders would be themselves responsible. He said the Parliament could become strong only if it respected the sentiments of the 83 per cent people of Pakistan who wanted restoration of judiciary to November 2 position. The Conference also expressed its serious concern over the rising talibanisation in FATA and NWFP wherein, it added, certain federal agencies were playing an 'undesirable' role. It also condemned the military operation in Balochistan as well as recovery of the missing persons.