On March 16, 2009 thousands of Pakistanis will reach Islamabad for a Dharna (sit-in) on the Constitution Avenue. The marchers from Karachi and Quetta will start their journey on March 12, 2009 and will converge in Multan on March 15, 2009. Final destination will be the National Assembly of Pakistan. This is a big event. Establishment hegemony will be laid to rest for all times to come. The deposed CJ Chaudhry is right in saying that the history of Pakistan would have been different had the people come on the streets on October 07, 1958 when the first marital law was clamped. Then again in 1969 Quaid's Pakistan could have been saved followed by tyrannical rules of Zia in 1977 and Musharraf in 1999. What triggered the movement was act of defiance by the sitting chief justice on March 09, 2007. The marital law that followed on November 03, 2007 was totally rejected by the nation and the legal community; as such these illegal acts have to be un-done. As the first generation of Pakistan, free at birth it is our responsibility to pass on a sovereign country to the coming generations. When we leave for Islamabad in March it will be for our legacy. History will record our efforts for the restoration of the constitution and rule of law. For the first time the superior judiciary has rejected the marital law, now the public has to reject it so that the establishment receives a unanimous and clear message. The restoration of judiciary is essential to establish the rule of law. LFO, PCO judges cannot dispense justice as their very existence is questionable. All the Bars of the country have struggled to keep the movement alive; the target is now within sight. Most of the constitutions have been destroyed by dictators and made non-functional. Justice Mohammad Munir's judiciary was tamed by General Ayub Khan, since then the Law of Necessity became the Law of the Land. Rule of law has to be restored for which the Black Coat movement has done wonders. As a nation we are at the crossroads either we will be governed by the constitution or the might of the jungle. The civil society is solidly behind the movement for the restoration of an independent judiciary. Time is running out for the first generation, we must act now. We have to amend our past mistakes and march to the capital to be counted and heard not ignored. Fifty years of tyranny has penetrated deep and a lot needs to be done. In our remaining time we cannot repair the institutional damage but we can certainly restore the rule of law and end the derailment of the motherland. Restoration will be our legacy. The coming generations will have a base to build upon. Pakistan will not be considered a failed state instead it will command respect in the comity of nations as a country governed by a constitution and rule of law. Faiz Ahmed Faiz the legendary anti-establishment poet urged the nation to speak out and never remain silent. Speak as silence is equally harmful. Unfortunately the nation remained silent for over half a century when tyranny was gaining grounds. State power was un-leashed on un-armed and patriotic citizens to punish them for their dissent. Each one of us is responsible for not playing our role in safeguarding freedom, which no nation can take for granted. Even the master tyrant and usurper Ayub Khan wrote in his book Friends no Masters: "Nobody gives you freedom you have to fight for it, Nobody fights for your freedom you have to fight yourself." Every long march in the checkered history of Pakistan has produced results. The only difference being that most marches have been sponsored by GHQ. In 1977 Pir Pagaro led a long march against the elected government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) and soon he was gone. Every elected government since 1988 to 1999 was destabilised by long marches. However, in June 2008 about 200,000 marchers reached the capital from every corner of the country. It was mass mobilisation of humans who converged on to the capital with two demands: Reinstatement of the chief justice and removal of Musharraf. By all standards it was a great march and perhaps the largest assembly of citizens ever in Islamabad. The ball was carried all the way brilliantly into the striking circle but unfortunately the striker was missing. The incumbent president decided to score the winner. Musharraf was replaced and with the fall of the dictator the establishment's retreat began which was indeed a big event as it has paved the way for democratic forces to take charge. So in the past fifty years such an opportunity was never there. The marital law of November 3, 2007 has been declared illegal putting the elected representatives in the driver's seat. Now they have to drive not seek directions from GHQ. The sit-in is for the establishment of the rule of law and constitution which should end the establishment hegemony. The assembly of 2002 was considered as a rubber stump, while the 2008 house that has proven to be Teflon coated remains un-fluttered. The voters and the elected representatives will face each other on the Constitution Avenue on March 16 to decide the fate of the country. For us it is a 'Legacy March' which leaves only one course, to ensure the rule of law or remain silent and perish as subservient serfs like our parents the founders of this homeland. While history will record their velour and struggle in the creation of Pakistan we will be bracketed with the tormentors and destroyers if we do not act now. Let us all meet in Islamabad and come back together after celebrating the 'Pakistan Day' on March 23, 2009. The writer is an ex-chairman of the Pakistan Science Foundation