| GEO Pakistan|
| PM, CM Punjab resolve to avoid harsh statements|
| Updated at: 1215 PST, Monday, December 21, 2009|
LAHORE: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif held one-on-one meeting today here at PM’s private residence located in defense locality in Lahore on Monday morning, Geo news reported.
According to knowledgeable sources, two leaders, during the sitting, decided not to pass harsh statements against two-coalition parties and will continue struggle for the hegemony and supremacy of democracy in Pakistan, burying aside personal rows.
The two leaders have had two meetings in past 12 days while the just concluded one lasted for an hour and 35 minutes, sources said.
Premier Gilani said the continuation of the PPP and PML-N coalition is in the greatest interest of country and urged upon unity to evolve strength in democratic institutions to keep them smoothly functional in state, sources told media.
They sought bilateral assurance from two parties over avoidance of resignation demand in context of Supreme Court (SC) ruling, which declared NRO void ab initio, meanwhile, the issue pertaining to expansion in Punjab cabinet also came under discussion, sources maintained.