ISLAMABAD - Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday, member of the 14-member larger bench of the Supreme Court hearing judges appointment case, Monday observed that no one had accepted Justice (Retd) Abdul Hameed Dogar as constitutional chief justice of Pakistan and that the Supreme Court would review his legal and constitutional status. Headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the bench is hearing two separate petitions filed by federal government, seeking extension in jobs of two Sindh High Court judges, Justice Pir Ali Shah and Justice Bin Yameen. The two judges were reverted to the posts of additional judges as a result of a judgement passed by a five-member bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC). The bench has also clubbed the petition filed by Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) seeking regularisation of services of two SHC judges Rashid Kalhoro and Zafar Sherwani. During the course of proceedings, the Chief Justice asked counsel for Justice Bin Yameen, Justice (Retd) Malik Qayyum, to argue on the constitutional status of former chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar. Malik Qayyum submitted before the court that everyone had accepted him as the chief justice of Pakistan and President Asif Ali Zardari had taken oath of his office from him. He said if Abdul Hameed Dogar was declared as de facto chief justice, it would have widespread repercussions. He said he did not want to indulge in arguments on this point. The Chief Justice directed Qayyum to carry on with his arguments, saying the court was afraid of nothing. Let there be put an end to the mistakes committed in the past, the Chief Justice said. Justice Ramday said that no one had accepted Dogar as chief justice and that his legal and constitutional status would be reviewed. He said that the court was not interested in the issue who owned Dogar as chief justice. Malik Qayyum requested the court to first decide SHCBAs petition and then decide the case of his client. He contended that there was no opposition over the appointment of Justice Bin Yameen, adding the Sindh Governor and the Chief Justice of Supreme Court were unanimous for his appointment as permanent judge. He said he was made additional judge due to the plea of SHCBA, which, he said, was unconstitutional. Advocate General Sindh Yousaf Leghari said that the larger bench hearing the petitions consisted of those judges who were restored and reappointed after taking oath from Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar. At this point, the Chief Justice said that all the judges were restored and not reappointed. President SHCBA Rashid A Rizvi in his arguments said that the appointments of all judges during November 3, 2007 and December 15, 2007 were illegal and unconstitutional. He said the sole objective behind the imposition of emergency was to remove judges of the apex judiciary. The case was adjourned till July 29 (Wednesday). The same bench also heard former chief justice Sajjad Ali Shahs petition for granting him pension and other benefits as the former chief justice of Pakistan. The Chief Justice remarked during the proceedings that government should demonstrate generosity in this case, as was demonstrated in Justice Saad Saood Jan case. Deputy Attorney General Agha Tariq read out written statement of the ministry of law and justice, which stated that government would abide by any decision rendered by the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice directed DAG Agha Tariq to ask the government to show generosity in the matter.