ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Monday said there was a need for reconciliation and not confrontation, to resolve the outstanding issues through democratic ways. Presiding over a high-level meeting here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President indicated that efforts would be made to lift Governor Rule in Punjab. He asked the relevant authorities to take all the necessary steps to ensure safety of public lives and property on the eve of forthcooming lawyers long march. Prior to the meeting, the President also had a luncheon meeting with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. Both the leaders discussed the political scenario after disqualification of Sharif brothers, lawyers' long march and law and order in the country. Information Minister, Sherry Rahman, Law Minister, Faruque Naek, and Advisor on Interior A Rahman Malik also attended the meeting. The official release said, matters pertaining to political and law and order situation in the country in the wake of current political developments came under discussion. However, some of the participants of the meeting raised the issue of enforcement of Governor Rule in Punjab, urging the high command to immediately lift the rule. Later on, the meeting resolved that the prevailing post-Governor Rule in Punjab scenario would be dealt with politically and the government would make efforts to bring back the country on the path of reconciliation. "Reconciliation should be preferred over confrontation," it was decided in the meeting. Informed sources said the meeting mainly focused on the overall situation in the country. The meeting took stock of the situation in the wake of the imposition of Governor Rule in Punjab and the reconciliatory efforts being made by the coalition forces. The President and the Prime Minister lauded the coalition parties' efforts for hammering out reconciliation and favoured resolving the issues through dialogue. Abrar Saeed adds: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the government will continue its policy of reconciliation and greater consensus on all issues of national importance including the current political crisis in Punjab in the wake of disqualification of PML-N leaders and imposition of Governor's Rule. The Prime Minister was talking to a delegation of MNAs from Fata, led by Munir Khan Orakzai, which called on him at the PM House Monday morning. The Prime Minister called upon all the political forces in the country to play their due role in promoting the politics of tolerance and harmony. He also spoke about the government's commitments towards the development of Fata and the Frontier Regions. He said more resources would be allocated for the development of hospitals and university in the next year PSDP. The process of development, he added, would bring about prosperity in the region and would help curb the tendencies of extremism and violence. The Prime Minister said it was the prime responsibility of every citizen of the country to join the government's efforts for undertaking welfare-oriented programmes in order to ensure rapid progress and prosperity of its people. He urged the Fata parliamentarians to associate themselves with the government's efforts to improve law and order in the area, which was vital for the socio-economic well being of its residents. He said that government knew that majority of the people in Fata were peace-loving and patriotic Pakistanis. The delegation apprised the Prime Minister of the status of ongoing development schemes in Fata. Other members of the delegation included Minister for Environment Hamidullah Jan Afridi, Minister for Zakat and Ushr Noorul Haq Qadri and MNAs Malik Bilal Rahman, Sajid Hussain Turi, Muhammad Kamran Khan, Shaukat Ullah, Zafar Beg Bhittani and Jawad Hussain.