LAHORE - After quitting federal government, PML-N has given a clear message to its coalition partners by joining lawyers' movement on Thursday that the party would remain committed to judges' cause and is not ready to compromise on the issue. On Thursday party central leader Khawaja Saad Rafiq addressed lawyers at the LHCBA while provincial minister Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman participated in rally. Presence of PML-N workers gave morale support to lawyers and added new vigour to their ranks as they are vowing to launch historical movement for judges' reinstatement. The lawyers have taken out two mammoth rallies - one from Aiwan-i-Adl by the Lahore Bar Association and the second from the Lahore High Court by the Lahore High Court Bar Association - which merged in front of the GPO (General Post Office) Crossing. Present among them were workers of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Jamaat-i-Islami and Khaksar Tehreek who were holding party flags, banners and placards inscribed with slogans against General(r) Pervez Musharraf. They also carried portraits of the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and other judges. After winding up the general house meeting, the lawyers inside the Karachi Shuhada Hall of the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) gathered at the GPO crossing. The representative of the Judicial Activism Panel, Concerned Citizens of Pakistan and political workers flanked them. PML-N workers were not present in great number despite the fact that their central leader was leading the rally. Punjab Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood and his brother LHCBA secretary Rana Asadullah also arranged a van carrying drinking water for the protesters. This van was missing since Mashhood swore in as deputy speaker. They started marching towards the Chairing Cross as soon as protesters marching under the banner of the LBA joined them from Aiwan-i-Adl. On their way, the traders greeted them through banners inscribed with slogans praising lawyers and by showering rose petals. Upon reaching the Chairing Cross, in front of the Punjab Assembly, the protesters divided into groups and chanted slogans against General (r) Musharraf. 'Chief Terey Jan Nisar, Khaksar, Khaksar (chief justice your supporters are Khaksar), chanted Khaksar Tehrik workers. During the rally the activists of political parties showed their aggression against President Pervez Musharraf and the ruling parties accusing them of aligning with Musharraf. They were chanting slogans "Musharraf Ka Jo Yar Hay Ghaddar Hay, Ghaddar Hay" (friends of Musharraf are traitors). After staying there for half an hour the lawyers dispersed peacefully.