ISLAMABAD - Constitutional Reforms Committee (CRC) of the Parliament on the demand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) inducted another member in the proposed Judicial Commission for appointment of judges in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Sources privy to the deliberations of the committees meeting informed TheNation that on Monday the members of the committee belonging to PML-N had objected to the composition of the proposed Judicial Commission and suggested that from the government side either the Attorney General or Federal Minister for Law & Justice be dropped from the committee as presence of both the government representatives would give the commission a tilt in favour of the government. During the course of discussion, some members came up with the proposal that instead of dropping any member from the proposed commission another retired judge of Supreme Court be inducted as member of the commission. As the committee could not decide on the matter, Monday, the matter was deferred and after heated debate on the matter the members on Tuesday unanimously decided to have another retired judge as member of the commission. With the addition of a new member, now the proposed Judicial Commission would have seven members to deal with the appointment of judges in the apex court. According to the fresh proposal now the proposed Judicial Commission would have Chief Justice of Pakistan, two senior most serving judges of the Supreme Court, Attorney General, Federal Minister for Law & Justice and Vice-Chairman of Pakistan Bar Council or any of its representatives and a retired judge of the Supreme Court as its members. The Judicial Commission would itself select the retired judge of the apex court to be made member of the commission. It is pertinent to mention here that after a threadbare discussion the mechanism for appointment of judges in the superior courts was finalised though some of the members of the committee had written dissenting notes on the formation of Parliamentary Committee to monitor the working of the Judicial Commission. But when the lawyers community expressed its concern over the mechanism for appointment of judges, the committee had not only made the proposed mechanism public but also had some backdoor consultation with the lawyers leaders to allay their reservations. The belated demand of change in the composition of the proposed Judicial Commission by PML-N was actually made on the persuasion of the lawyers leaders, which was tackled quite shrewdly by the Chairman of the Constitutional Reforms Committee of the Parliament Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, who wanted to accomplish the whole exercise with consensus. Abrar Saeed