ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Bar Association again divided and this time on the issue of PCO judges; one group led by SCBA President criticised the larger bench judgement against PCO, while other group led by Bar Secretary appreciated the verdict. A larger bench of the Supreme Court last week dismissed intra-court appeals of PCO judges, saying the PCO judges cease to hold office of the judges of the High Court after the passage of 18th Amendment. SCBA Secretary Qamar Zaman Qureshi, Senior Vice-President Mohammad Arif Khan, Additional Secretary Mohammad Saleheen Mughal, Finance Secretary Sanaullah Zahid and members executive body in a statement on Monday lauding the apex court judgement regarding PCO judges, said the verdict was in accordance with the law and for supremacy of Constitution. They said everyone who had supported the dictators should be held accountable, adding the lawyers, media and civil society groups have rendered sacrifices against the unconstitutional steps of dictator. They said that the judges who had taken oath under Provisional Constitutional Order had strengthened the nefarious designs of dictator. In view of the larger bench judgment, the judges who took oath under PCO were no judges, they said. President SCBA Asma Jehangir, however, criticised the verdict. Addressing members of the Sindh High Court Bar Association and Hyderabad District Bar Association, she said I dont want to see justice stifled. Last month differences also developed between SCBA President and the SCBA Secretary. Qamar Zaman Qureshi has criticised Asma Jahangir for running the affairs of the Bar without the consent of the Executive Committee. He in a statement said that Asma was meeting with the high-ups of the government as well as with the superior judiciary without taking the SCBA Executive Committee members into confidence.