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Zardari ready for reconciliation with Sharif.

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Islamabad, Mar.6 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that he is ready to mend ways with former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) chief, Nawaz Sharif.

In a meeting with Awami National Party (ANP) leader Asfandyar Wali Khan and Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI) chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Zaradri asked the PML-N to restrain itself from attacking the government, and added that he was ready to think about confidence building measures with Sharif.

According to sources, Zardari said he was ready to show flexibility and wanted reconciliation rather than confrontation.

After their talks with the President, both Asfandyar Wali Khan and Fazlur Rehman are expected to meet Nawaz Sharif to convey Zardari's message.

Both leaders also met Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani and informed him about the latest developments.

According to a statement released by the Presidency here, Zardari had discussions with the JUI and ANP chiefs' about the current political scenario in the country and the situation in the Frontier Province.

According to sources, the leadership of JUI and ANP, working as mediator, has asked Zardari to reinstate the Punjab Government by lifting the Governor Rule, and has also urged the PML-N to accept the restoration of judiciary without Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar and Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Gilani has commended Khan and Rehman for promoting a politics of reconciliation and tolerance in the country.

"Only through this policy, democracy and state institutions can be strengthened in the country," The Nation quoted Gilani, as saying. (ANI)

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Date:Mar 6, 2009
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