The hearing of the appointment of the adhoc judges underway in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry during the proceedings saluted the parliament for refusing to endorse steps taken on Nov 3, 2007. The chief justice heading a 14-member larger bench, which also includied Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday, Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed, Justice Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed, Justice Ghulam Rabbani, Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmany, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui and Justice Jawwad S Khawaja. The chief justice directed the Attorney General to submit the written stance of the government on Nov 3 steps.