Zardari satisfied with PML-Ns positive responseMarch 24th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 24 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed satisfaction over the positive response by the PML-N leadership to the governments reconciliatory overtures, saying the process should move forward to strengthen political system in the country.
The President expressed these remarks in a meeting with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani after giving away awards to the distinguished personalities in various fields on the occasion of Pakistan Day at the Presidents House.
Gilani apprised the President of his interaction with PML-N leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore on Sunday.
He advised Zardari to convene a joint session of parliament on March 28 to start the second parliamentary year of the National Assembly. Gilani is also trying to arrange a Zardari-Nawaz meeting.
PML-N is ready to negotiate with PPP on all the issues including implementation of the Charter of Democracy (CoD) in letter and spirit, sources cited Gilani as telling the President.
Zardari said he was supportive of the reconciliatory efforts, as he had said goodbye to the politics of confrontation for working jointly for the development of the country.
Matters pertaining to the Governor Rule in Punjab, review petition in Sharif brothers disqualification case in the Supreme Court and Presidential address to the joint session of the Parliament were also discussed during the meeting between the President and the Prime Minister, sources added.
According to sources, the President said he welcomed the positive signals from the PML-N leadership and was willing to meet them for national reconciliation.
PML-N has sent good wishes to the President inviting him to jointly move forward but at the same time it wants to wait and see till restoration of Punjab Government and lifting of Governor Rule, The Nation quoted sources, as saying.
The PML-N is waiting to see as to how and when the hurdles are removed in the way of restoration of Shahbaz Sharifs Government in Punjab. (ANI)
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