LAHORE - Attorney-General of Pakistan Malik Qayyum Friday called on Punjab Governor Salman Taseer and discussed with him the issue of restoration of judges deposed through a PCO on November 3. In an about two-hour long meeting, the matters relating to different modalities to reinstate the deposed judges of Punjab and the question of their seniority were also discussed, said the sources closed to AG office. The sources claimed that up to eight Punjab judges on contact have expressed their willingness to rejoin the judiciary. This number, is in addition to that of six others of the Sindh who, they claimed have also given a nod to reunite with the institution. The sources said they also talked over the issue whether the judges in question should be subjected to fresh oath of the constitution or they be directly put back to the original seniority position. They said these judges, are likely to be reinstated within a week. It may be recalled that of the present 43 deposed judges, 10 belong to Punjab. The present Supreme Court while disposing of the petitions on the November 3 action of General Pervez Musharraf had observed that the judges who refused to take oath under PCO are no more judges of the superior courts. The sources further say that the issue of judges restoration was also discussed in light of the SC observation. They further say the government wanted to restore the judges in phases ending up at the restoration of the Supreme Court judges. They say the fresh oath would place the deposed judges at junior positions as such a way-out is being found not to disturb their seniority. They say after some way-out is found at the executive level, the matter of judges restoration would be discussed with the Chief Justice of the High Court concerned.