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Zardari meets top party leaders

world Updated: May 13, 2008 15:56 IST

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Pakistan People's Party chief Asif Ali Zardari has convened a meeting of his party's parliamentarians and legislators on Tuesday to take stock of the political situation after the PML-N's decision to withdraw from the ruling coalition.

The PML-N decided to pull out its ministers from the coalition government yesterday after the expiry of the second deadline for reinstating dozens of judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf last year.

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif said his party would continue to support the PPP-led government on the basis of issues.

Zardari, who is currently abroad, has said the PPP will continue talks with its ally PML-N to get it to reverse its decision to quit the federal cabinet.

The PPP has also said that the PML-N's withdrawal from the cabinet was not "the beginning of the end for the coalition".

A statement issued by the PPP today said a joint meeting of the party's parliamentarians, senators, legislators from Punjab province and members of the central executive committee and federal council from Punjab will he held in Zardari House here tomorrow evening.

Zardari, who is set to return to Islamabad later today, will preside over the meeting to "take stock of the latest political situation in the country", the statement said. Zardari will also address a press conference after the meeting.