ISLAMABAD - A full court reference, arranged in the honour of Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday on completion of his one-year as ad hoc term on 17th February, has been cancelled. A full court meeting of the Supreme Court on February 14, 2011 passed a resolution to appoint Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday and Justice Rehmat Jaffery as ad hoc judges of the Supreme Court. The reference was cancelled in view of the process of appointment of Justice Ramday as an ad hoc judge for one more year. Justice Ramday remained permanent judge of the Supreme Court from 2002 to 2010. The two main groups of the Supreme Court Bar Association have rejected the proposal. Their point of view was that in this way the honourable judges of the apex court have violated their own orders passed in the Haj corruption cases. Talking to The Nation, President SCBA Asma Jahangir said that it was the job of the bar and not the judges to pass resolution. I was counting the days for full court reference of Justice Ramday and this news has astounded me very much. Asma said that appointment of ad hoc judges had always been opposed except in special circumstance but this was not the case now. It is not appropriate to foist a judge in the Supreme Court. Renowned lawyer Hamid Khan strongly opposed the appointment of Justice Ramday and Justice (Retd) Rahmat Hussain Jaffery as ad-hoc judges of the apex court. Hamid said that full court meetings proposal for the appointment of Justice Ramday and Justice (Retd) Rahmat Hussain Jefferi as ad-hoc judges was not acceptable. He said they had already opposed the appointment of ad hoc judges in the court, adding that the court should not appoint same judge as an ad hoc judge once again. He mentioned that this would give a wrong message to the public as the full court resolution of the apex court had already ordered the government not to appoint retired officers on administrative posts. A member of the Pakistan Bar Council, on condition of anonymity, said that the judges were demanding of the federal and provincial governments to ensure that officers in government department were not reemployed on contract after their retirement. He said that the Chief Justice had himself said that no one was indispensable then how Justice Ramday had become indispensable for the Supreme Court, as there were number of talented judges in the High Courts, who should be elevated to the Supreme Court. He said that it was the first precedent in Pakistans judicial history that SC full court passed a resolution for the appointment of ad hoc judges in the Supreme Court. Former chief justice of Pakistan Justice Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui, however, supported the SC full courts proposal. He said that there was no sense in it that the ad hoc judges blocked the promotion of any judge in the lower court, as this provision was for the Supreme Court only.