LAHORE-The Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) the government is trying to politicise the process of appointment of judges by empowering constitutional committee of parliament for induction of judges in superior judiciary. LHCBA President Mian Abdul Qaddus said this while addressing a press conference here on Thursday at Kiyani Hall along with other officer bearers of the bar. Hamid Khan whio is Member Pakistan Bar Council and professional group lawyers chief patron was also present on the occasion. Abdul Qaddus said appointment of judges in superior courts through Parliamentary Committee was against the independence of judiciary which was a basic feature of the Constitution and could not be altered. Expressing reservations he said it is shocking development for the legal fraternity that constitutional committee headed by Senator Raza Rabbani had recommended an amendment in Constitution for establishment of a Special Parliamentary Committee for appointment of judges. LHCBAs vice president Mian Shah Abbas, secretary Babar Murtaza Khan and finance secretary Raja Sajid Hanif were also present on the occasion. He said vesting such a power in a parliamentary committee would politicise the process of judges appointment. The proposed process of judges appointment through parliamentary committee was totally unprecedented particularly in South Asian sub-continent and would marginalize the Chief Justices in the process of appointing judges, he added. Qaddus said that the contents of Charter of Democracy (CoD) regarding judges appointments and other judicial reforms had become worthless due to changed circumstances after March 2007 and the lawyers movement for the restoration and independence of judiciary followed by independent verdicts. He said that it was shocking that recommendations by the parliamentary committee were being finalized so secretly and demanded that such recommendations should be circulated amongst Bar Councils and Association of the country to seek comments and views. To a question LHC office bearers said the lawyers will agitate if such amendment is mad in constitution by the parliament. In the meanwhile, Fawad Chaudhry advocate in a statement endorsed the recommendations of the parliamentary committee. He said a particular group of lawyers was opposing the sanctity of the parliament as it wanted to get its allies elevated to bench. He also demanded the parliamentary committee to reconsider the recently appointed additional judges in superior judiciary before regularizing their services. Fawad alleged that all recent appointments in judiciary were based on nepotism and against constitutional provisions.