Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has renewed his call to restore judges removed by President Pervez Musharraf during Pakistan's emergency rule.
During a news conference on Saturday in the country's capital, Islamabad, Sharif said the judges should be reinstated before April 30th.
Sharif, head of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, says the deadline was set last month in an agreement with Asif Ali Zardari, the leader of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), during the formation of a ruling coalition.
President Pervez Musharraf dismissed roughly 60 of Pakistan's high court judges, including supreme court justices, when he imposed a state of emergency last November.
A committee formed by the PPP and PML-N met this week to draw up recommendations on how to re-instate the judges. Sharif and Zardari are expected to meet in the coming days to resolve any differences over the issue.
The PPP and PML-N formed a coalition government, after the parties won the most seats in Pakistan's parliamentary election in February. President Pervez Musharraf's former ruling Pakistan Muslim League party came in a distant third.