ISLAMABAD – PPP-led coalition government has decided to appoint Barrister Ch. Aitzaz Ahsan as Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Judges Appointment and in this connection consultation with the PML-N, the main Opposition party, would be made soon.Sources in the PPP informed The Nation that Aitzaz Ahsan, who is also counsel of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt of court case, won the admiration and approval of the party leadership and President Asif Ali Zardari himself directed the Prime Minister to nominate Aitzaz Ahsan for the slot of the Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Judges Appointment.The slot fell vacant after the elevation of PPP Senator and former Leader of House in Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari as Chairman Senate and now PPP wanted to have Aitzaz Ahsan in the saddle.Sources in the PPP informed that another reason for nominating Aitzaz for the slot would be to win over the support of the main Opposition party PML-N having the equal strength the government is enjoying in the committee and as Aitzaz commands great respect in PML-N there is strong likelihood that PML-N would not object to his nomination for the slot.With the election of Senator Ishaq Dar of PML-N as Leader of Opposition in the Upper House of the Parliament, all the four slots in the Committee’s Opposition members in the Committee came under their command as under the rules the Leaders of Opposition and Leaders of the Senate and National Assembly were to nominate two members each from their respective House to be the members to represent the Treasury and Opposition.Now four out of the three members of the Opposition belonged to PML-N while as goodwill gesture the PML-N had given a berth in the committee from Upper House to former Leader of Opposition in Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri of JUI-F who would morally under obligation to stand with the Opposition in case the elections would be held for the slot of Chairman of the Committee.Sources in the PML-N said that so far the PPP leadership has not contacted them in connection with filling the slot of the Chairman Parliamentary Committee for Judges Appointment and the party would take the decision on the matter after the request would be extended by the ruling party.Political analysts and Constitutional experts said that now in this deadlock like situation where the Treasury and Opposition have equal strength in the Committee, the Chairmanship of the Committee could be rotated between the Treasury and Opposition for equal period of time.But it was believed that PML-N would not oppose to the nomination of Aitzaz Ahsan for the slot of Chairman of the Committee as he enjoyed respect and amity with the PML-N leadership.Right now the Treasury members in this eight-member committee included Barrister Ch. Aitzaz Ahsan, Aftab Shaaban Mirani, Asma Arbab Alamgir of PPP and PML-Q President Ch. Shujaat Hussain while the Opposition was represented by PML-N Senator Ishaq Dar, Sardar Mehtab Khan Abbassi and Khawaja Asif while JUI-F Parliamentary Leader in Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri was also member.