ISLAMABAD - Although the restoration of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) abolished under the July 31 Supreme Court judgment is in limbo, yet its building still bears the signboards like Islamabad High Court, IHC Parking Area, Parking only For Judges. PPP-led coalition government had pledged to table a constitutional package in the Parliament to give constitutional shelter to the Islamabad High Court but no progress has so far been made in that direction. However, lawyers and office-bearers of the IHC Bar Association, who have been eager for the restoration of the high court, are disappointed at the 'considerable delay in the restoration of the IHC, because the constitutional package is taking long to materialize due to serious wrangling among the key stakeholders. With the restoration of the IHC in limbo, the litigants whose cases were being heard by the Islamabad High Court, continue to suffer, because all these cases have been transferred to the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi bench while lawyers belonging to all sides have been demanding early restoration of the IHC. It is also pertinent to mention that the government has to restore the status of IHC as soon as possible because of the massive gathering at F-8 sector a security sensitive area of the federal capital. Earlier, a delegation of Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA) headed by its President called on Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and briefed him about the situation arising after the dissolution of Islamabad High Court after Supreme Courts decision. The delegation had requested Prime Minister for the re-establishment of IHC to cater for the needs of 1.8 million population of the capital. The Prime Minister endorsed their concerns towards re-establishing the IHC and directed the Ministry of Law and Justice to prepare a necessary amendment bill in this regard for the approval of the parliament. Islamabad District Bar Association also observed numerous strikes against unnecessary delay in establishment of the Federal High Court. Lawyers boycotted the proceedings of the courts in protest to press the government to fulfill its commitment.