LAHORE - Addressing a well-attended gathering at the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) on Saturday, the speakers were of the view that the victory of Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal as next president LHCBA in the upcoming elections on July 11, would go a long way to in carrying forward the lawyers agenda of an independent judiciary, supremacy of the Constitution and strong democratic institutions for which the community had been struggle for since March 9, 2007. Pledging their full support for Nasira, they also chided a group of lawyers, which, according to them, was trying to sabotage the lawyers movement to render the judiciary weak and to create chaos in the country. Former justice of Supreme Court Ch Muhammad Arif was chief guest while Syed Ahmad Saeed Kirmani, Hamid Khan, Ahmad Awais, Saeed Ansari, SM Masood, Manzoor Ali Gillani, Khawaja Mahmood Ahmad, Raja Zulqarnain, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Manzoor Qadir, Pir Kaleem Ahmad Khursheed, Shafqat Mahmood Chouhan, Zia ullah Niazi, and Syed Muhammad Shah were the eminent personalities present on the occasion. Hamid Khan said without purging the judiciary of the PCO judges the lawyer movement would remain an 'unfinished agenda. He said they knew those who previously resisted the movement under the patronage of Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar and Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry. They now had got together again against the present judiciary and to shield the PCO judges, he added. Hamid alleged that the meetings were being held at the residence of Justice Dogar to plan how to sabotage the second phase of lawyers movement. He denied the notion that Nasira Javed Iqbal was a candidate of Hamid Khan group but that of the Professional Group, which was known for its principled and just stand. Hamid charged Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) for hatching a plan to announce a new date for the July 11 elections He said lawyers wanted elections on the same day and would not tolerate any change in the schedule. Ahmad Awais said the review of Iqbal Tikka case and ouster of PCO and the judges appointed there through was a part of the future struggle of the lawyers. He was of the view that the country needed a true public representation in the government as a means to address the serious problems facing the nation. He said the goals could not be achieved unless Pakistan had an independent, vibrant and strong judiciary at which the lawyers eye in their next phase of struggle. He said lawyers were fully alive to the conspiracies against the present judiciary and were ready to thwart the same. Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal said her agenda was prosperity of the country, which hinged on a strong judicial system. She said previously a chaos cost in 1971 and a similar situation was arising again which could be countered only through a strong judiciary. She said at every moment of trial, lawyers provided leadership, guidance and courage to the nation and the community was fully aware of its responsibility as various parts the country were was burning in flames. She said certain elements did not want the Constitution to be restored in its original form and for that they wanted to divide strength of the lawyers. She said lawyers had yet to hold former dictator Pervez Musharraf accountable for his acts against the Constitution for blocking the dictatorship forever. Justice Saqib visits LHC various parts Senior judge of the Lahore High Court Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Saturday made surprise visits to various branches in the Court premises to know whether or not proper working was going on there. Justice Nisar also got first hand knowledge of the litigants while himself standing in the queue in the Copy Branch. He asked of various persons about the problems they face to get copy or any other thing from the branch. Most of them told the learned judge that they have spend too much of time standing in queue in this sweltering weather and on most occasions before they reach the window time is over. Justice Saqib Nisar inquired of the Branch incharge about the reason for and said the computer system was not working properly. The learned judges recalled his last visit when the same reason was presented and asked the incharge to fix problem as early as possible. He also inspected the photo state machine and other equipment in the Branch to know about their proper working and passed instructions regarding the use of quality paper, etc.